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UTAH MARRIAGE RALLY: A Stand for Children is a Stand for God - Now Go Make History!

The National Organization for Marriage, is calling the good people of the state of Utah, to come and Stand for Marriage at a rally, January 28, at 7PM at the State Capitol Rotunda, to "Show the world that Utah is FOR marriage, NOT against anyone. 

STAND FOR MARRIAGE

MARRIAGE MEANS A MOTHER AND A FATHER FOR 

EVERY CHILD!






Utah Marriage Rally Information:



National Organization for Marriage Rally to STAND FOR MARRIAGE
Stand For Marriage-Stand For Amendment 3 
Show The World That Utah is FOR Marriage, NOT Against Anyone 
PLEASE JOIN US TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 7PM AT THE STATE CAPITOL ROTUNDA 
Show our Legislators and Attorney General, Sean Reyes, that we will stand with them in supporting Amendment 3 
Come hear nationally renowned voices like, ROBERT OSCAR LOPEZ: 
“THE CHILDREN OF SAME-SEX COUPLES HAVE A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD OF THEM - I KNOW, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN THERE.” 
And 
BRIAN BROWN, President of the National Organization for Marriage: 
“THE FEDERAL COURT HAS THRUST UTAH’S MARRIAGE AMENDMENT INTO THE FRONTIERS OF JUDICIAL TYRANNY. THE NATION IS RELYING ON UTAH TO DEFEND THE TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE IN ORDER TO SUCCEED BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT.”

WHEN WE STAND FOR CHILDREN WE WILL ALWAYS BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY.
Please wear pink (or red) and blue to support man/woman marriage

Now is your time, Utah, to represent ALL who stand for the inherent birth-RIGHT of every child of God to be raised by a mother and a father, in the family unit.

Truly, this IS "For such a time as this..." and you are now given the privilege to "stand as a witness" of the absolute truth that forms the foundation of the Plan of Salvation, instituted by God: marriage between a man and a woman.

The First Presidency of The Church and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:

"As we face this and other issues of our time, we encourage all to bear in mind our Heavenly Father’s purposes in creating the earth and providing for our mortal birth and experience here as His children. “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” (Genesis 1:27–28). “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God and is central to His plan for His children and for the well-being of society. Strong families, guided by a loving mother and father, serve as the fundamental institution for nurturing children, instilling faith, and transmitting to future generations the moral strengths and values that are important to civilization and crucial to eternal salvation."

Children of God have must have strong advocates to protect and proclaim their rights against the onslaught of today's moral progressivism. Whether or not we are able, in our day, to change the current tide by a united stand to preserve the institution of marriage, I firmly believe that children of covenant are bound to do so, and morally should.

It is my prayer, that each and everyone of you, who support the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, living in Utah, will feel compelled (and it a privilege, as I would), to make whatever arrangements are necessary to attend this rally and stand for children by Standing for marriage at this rally.

As I attempted to convey in my previous post, there doesn't exist on the planet another group of individuals, so well-placed, with the capacity to stand as witnesses, unitedly, and make an impact in society, and historically, for the defense of marriage and the rights and protection of children, as are Mormons, along with others who share our same values, living in the state of Utah, right now!

For every one of you who steps up to stand as a physical witness, you must know that there are countless others, like myself, whom you will be representing and will do whatever they can from wherever they are to support the message of the Utah rally to Stand for Marriage. Don't let us down!

Please share this information in every way you know how. If you blog, feel free to cut and paste this entire post and repost it on your blog. Write your own post about it. If you use email, do the same - just cut and paste this post and share it, or the link.

Pin this post using the "Pin it" button below the flier.

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Whether you can attend, or not, do what you can to help publicize this rally and let others know about it -- and to make the liberal media cover it, widely. If you don't live in Utah, there is so much you can do to join the cause.

All of us can do at least ONE of these things to help get the word out. This is not the time to remain silent and let others do the work. All hands are needed on deck.

Reminder: In standing for what you believe, all you need do is state it; it's not necessary to debate or defend what you believe. Just do it!

Godspeed, my good friends and family.

Update: A Facebook event has been set-up for the Utah marriage rally and everyone who supports marriage only between one man and one woman is encouraged to "join"- even "virtually"! 

Check it out!

Celebration for Marriage, Facebook event: Utah: Stand for Marriage - Stand for Amendment 3



tDMg

Kathryn Skaggs

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18 comments :

  1. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get to Utah next week to stand with you all against the tyranny of gay dogma. I stand with anyone who would make marriage a mockery. I stand with anyone who would destroy the institution of the family, thoughtlessly leaving children to live in a world without a good mother AND father. The forces attempting to destroy the family are the great evil of today.

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  2. I don't really want to have an argument, but I was just wondering. Do you know any gay people, do you have any gay relatives? I am actually gay, and I don't have any desire to invalidate your marriages, or to hurt anyone in any way. I was raised LDS, and I still go to church, someday I hope to be able to go there with a loving partner, one of the same gender as I. We are asked by the church to be understanding and loving, and this is all I ask of you. While you are rallying around your ideals, please think and be sensitive to those who do not share your beliefs. Thank you.
    With love,
    Justin

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    1. And you won't get one here, Justin. That's not what I'm about, nor what this rally to stand for marriage in Utah is about; not for me.

      What it is about, is that as a member of the LDS Church, and a person who feels passionate about the inherent birthright of every child of God to have a mother and a father, I believe that I have a moral obligation to oppose publicly anything that would strip innocent children, unborn at that, from that God-given right.

      Nor is it, from my perspective, an unloving act to exercise religious freedom to stand for what one believes, and that God teaches. I'm deeply sorry if you feel that such actions are intended to hurt those who are gay - it is not. I hope that you will find it in your heart to understand that members who do so, are doing it from a loving place, for God and His plan of salvation for all of His children.

      Certainly, as a gay member of the Church, you can understand my position. In fact, I would hope that although you are homosexual, you, too, would stand with the position of our leaders, with love. Just today, in my stake conference, which was a broadcast from Utah, I heard from President Eyring and Elder Andersen. I believe it was Elder Andersen, but he firmly reiterated that our doctrines will not change. One of the focuses of the meeting was the doctrine taught in the Family Proclamation and the directive from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, just posted on the Mormon Newsroom in regard to same-sex marriage and the doctrine of marriage.

      Members of the LDS Church have been given clear counsel about these issues and doctrines and they apply to all of us, gay or straight.

      I sincerely wish you all the best, and am very pleased to hear that you remain active in the Church. I want you there, and stand ready to support all faithful gay members in their desire to make and keep covenants and stand with Heavenly Father in teaching our brothers and sisters everywhere the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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    2. Thank you for your heartfelt reply. I hope that many people at the rally will feel the same way as you have articulated. :) Love and understanding, even with major differences in beliefs, is the only way to have a real discussion about anything. :) So thank you, and I wish you luck in your endeavors. Have a beautiful day!
      Gratefully,
      Justin

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    3. Justin, the answer is yes, my sister and my best friend from my high school years. My sister is an active member of the church and has chosen to remain faithful and adhere to church doctrine. She loves and respects me as I publicly speak and write in favor of traditional marriage and laws that support it. And I have loved and respected her through her journey that brought her to where she is today. I firmly believe that you can love people without agreeing with them.

      I am so glad you are attending church. The church is true, every but of it.

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    4. Hi! I think our time and money would be better spent on cancer research, educating ourselves about the consequences of our food/lifestyle choices, on peace initiatives... on things that prevent death to lessen the amount of deaths that will rob children of their "right" to a mother and father. Maybe we could spend more time and effort on promoting values that will strengthen personal accountability so that those who do choose to engage in sex that results in pregnancy or choose to commit in a relationship will have integrity to the choices they made; this would also result in less children being robbed of their "right" to a mother and father. This is not really about the children. Sure, it's part of it, but the fearful claims are not founded in solid research, and there are many counterexamples to show that well-balanced children can be raised with two same-gender parents.

      I organized a Yes-On-Prop-8 rally in my YSA ward under the direction of church leadership. I didn't see the damage I could cause then. I later felt used, and realized I had stopped short of my heart to follow my leaders' counsel. I resolved to never do that again. I realized that I didn't actually have any gay friends, and that I didn't understand the reality of the brave journeys of all who come out as gay; I had a skewed perception of them to fit into the box of what I'd always been taught is right and wrong. As I began listening to stories, however, my views started changing.

      I am now following my heart to understand and advocate for better understanding of what it means to be gay and how church rhetoric can be extremely damaging to the happiness and wellbeing of our gay brothers and sisters. This is the best video I've seen that explains how one becomes a Mormon LGBTQ ally. I hope you can open up your heart enough to watch it, and I would love your commentary Kathyrn.

      Justin, thank you for your presence and voice on this thread. I really appreciate your loving kindness and understanding with those who could be supporting things that might sting you to some degree or another. I hope you have a beautiful day!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxCXjfAunk

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  3. A married mom and dad really do matter. Read http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/03/marriage-what-it-is-why-it-matters-and-the-consequences-of-redefining-it and http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/the-divine-institution-of-marriage

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  4. Kathryn, feel free to use this image if you want https://www.facebook.com/larry.richman/posts/10153703940525043

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  5. I'm sorry, the "every child needs a mother and a father" argument is such b.s.
    One of my bffs has two dads. She and her sister were born to a heroin addict, and spent the first six months of their life in a heroin house, until her dads adopted her. Whenever we talk about this topic, she laughs. It's so ridonkulous that people who did zilch to help her now want to swoop down and save her from the family she loves.
    Seriously, spend the time doing something beneficial, instead of demeaning people.

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  6. So tell your church to excommunicate single parents then... Sorry, but as a person raised in a single-parent household, you are WRONG. Two parents of ANY gender are better than one heterosexual parent, just saying. If you don't have experience in the matter, remain silent.

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  7. (Part 1) Hello. I am a 20 year old christian heterosexual girl and my dad is gay. I also happen to live in a country (Belgium) where gay marriage and gay adoption have been legal fr over 10 years and where our prime minister is gay. And I would like to tell you why I disagree with you on this matter if you were kind enough to read my post.

    My dad discovered his attraction for other boys around when he was a teenager, and got terribly bullied because of it: they told him he was a sinner, that he was going to hell, that he was sick, perverted and other monstrous thing to say to an insecure teenage boy. Because of that, he convinced himself he liked girls, that he was "normal". He met my mom, they got married, they got two kids: my brother and I. Now you probably see this as the perfect story and proof that homosexuality is wrong and that you can change it. You would be wrong. Because he constantly lied to everyone and, most of all, to himself, he "broke", something snapped within him. He started having deep depressions, followed by over-excited periods where he had tons of crazy projects but could also become violent. He and my mom got a divorced when I was three because he broke her, too. He had manipulated her in losing contact with her friends and family and making her believe that she was worthless, because that's what society had done to him. For years he dated women and one by one destroyed them, for years he hurt my brother and I psychologically and physically... I had eve stopped being in touch with him when I was 16. When I was 18, after a year abroad in wonderful hostfamilies where I had seen what "good father-daughter relationships" were, I realized what I was missing and it deeply hurt. That is why when my dad tried to contact me, I carefully agreed to meet up with him and I met a changed man, for two reasons. The first is that he had made is coming out to everyone, including our very conservative farmers family and he could finally be himself and be with people he truly loved, and the second thing was that after he lost nearly everything and everyone he finally went to a psychiatrist where he was diagnosed bipolar (explaining the depression and the manic phases) and he had started taking medication. That was the day I finally got a dad.

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  8. (Part 2) What I hope you will understand is that because of other people's fear and intolerance, many lives were destroyed: my moms (who took over 10 years to "recover" from my dad and try and find happiness again), my brother (who is still healing from his wounds), myself (having no father for 18 years is difficult, trying to get to know one at my age is even more so), the women he dated, his friends and family and most of all himself! Only now, at 50 years old is he finally finding balance and happiness.

    That's why I hope you see that "1 man 1 woman" is not always the right recipe, so many heterosexual couples are terrible parents, but they get the right to screw up their child because they are seen as normal (no one would ever try to make people pass all sorts of exams or something to make them prove that they would be good parents and won't screw up their kids so that they have the right to have a family of their own right?) and I think some homsexuql parents probably will screw up too, because we are human beings, we are far from perfection. But some homosexual couples will be present, loving parents who will be amazing for their children. You say a child needs to see a motherly and a fatherly figure: what of all the children from divorced or broken up couple who barely see one of them?

    I can honestly say, from my experience and from seeing friends grow up in both homosexual and heterosexual families, that what children want is parents who love each other, are happy and therefore have love, attention and time to give to their children. I would have preferred ti see my dad happy and sane much earlier instead of having to suffer all those years.

    So, to summarize: I understand your fears, but remember that love was the main message of the Christ and of the Bible and that rejection from society hurts many more people than you'd think. And also, that marriage in a church is a religious thing that is your right to try and "protect" but marriage in the eye of state is something entirely different and since (I'm guessing you're american) you live in "the land of the free", why not let some freedom to others (and some love too). By legalizing SMM, you won't become a sinner and no rights will be taken away from you, you will just make a lot of good in the world (which is what God wants I think more than the destruction of "sin"). But by advocating against it, you are hurting many people and taking away many peoples freedom... I know I probably did not change your mind, but I hope maybe it opened it a little, or at least brought a new perspective on the matter for you...

    Kind Regards.

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  9. re: " oppose publicly anything that would strip innocent children, unborn at that, from that God-given right."

    Please help me understand better, how does same-sex civil marriage strip children away from that God given right? Correct me if I'm wrong, but assisted reproduction and adoption law are the correct legal tools that can be used prevent same-sex couples from having children and not civil marriage law. How does denying civil marriage prevent-same sex couples from having children? Step by step, please show me how the process works, that makes a child have a mother and father by denying civil marriage to same-sex couples? I'm slow, but I can learn. Otherwise, it appears that the only objective is to harm same-sex couples and their existing and future children (spousal health insurance, pension and social security benefits, to name a few) with vile anti-marriage animus.

    re: "the-consequences-of-redefining-it" Also, I'm trying to understand how civl marriage is "re-defined by excluding others from participation. We lay out the red carpet and include convicted child-molesters, horrific spousal abusers, rapists and murderers in access to civil marriage. How does this change it's definition? How did excluding interracial couples change the definition of marriage? In other words, there are no felon, molestation or abuse marriage licenses, there are no interracial marriage licenses, there are no same-sex marriage licenses. There is only ONE marriage licenses that allows others to participate or strengthen the institution of marriage, NOT re-define it. In other words, how was "Traditional Voting" re-defined by giving women the right to vote? Voting was and is still Voting, no?

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  10. Why did you use a picture from a French protestation against gay marriage ???? The picture in the bottom of the poster is from French last year's protestations ... (before gay marriage was adopted by the French Parlement) It has obvious French flags on it ....

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  11. I'm sorry, you are clearly against me and my fathers (plural, yes, gay dads! Burn down the sky!) They adopted me, saving me from what would have been a horrible life. I've seen my birth mother, this is fact, she's a miserable human being. She had her other three children, while married to my birth father, all taken away by the state for abuse and neglect. I was the only one luck enough to make it out as an infant. One of my "siblings" is dead, one in jail, one is somewhere only God knows at this point.

    Let me tell you how my gay parents "RUINED" me. I hold a master's degree, I'm Catholic (yup), I was a virgin until I was married at 27. I volunteer my time to helping adults learn to read. How is it, really, all honesty, I want to know, WHAT was I missing not having a mother? HOW did these wonderful men, who were JUST able to legally marry, ruin me? Tell me please, how I am damaged and not worthy of God? How the men who adopted 4 unwanted children from around the world on the salaries of a teacher and a police officer and put all four of us through college (including a doctor), HOW are we not worthy unto the Lord?

    The ONLY thing missing from my childhood was being able to say my fathers were married. You are not standing with children. My fathers always say they would have had 3 more kids if they didn't have to spend so much money over the years on legal fees to get through contract after contract, the rights you get with a simple marriage license. So there are three children out there, who had a mother and a father, who lived horrible lives, because of people like you.

    You stand against me, my brothers and sisters, my fathers, my grandparents, my friends and aunts and uncles. You should know that.

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    1. Dear Kathryn Skaggs,

      You're really dedicating your life to meddling in other's private lives? All you need to worry about is living your own life and staying out of other peoples business. I hate people like you that are trying to shove your stupid ideas and beliefs down other people's throats. Just focus on your life and on raising your kids, if you have any, the "right way" and the world will be a much better place! Thank you!

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