Saturday, September 27, 2008

Do you believe in Marriage?

I Do! If you do too than we need to ACT NOW by VOTING!

Are we taking moments like this for granted? Have you heard what is going on with marriage? Proposition 8: concerning marriage will appear on the November 2008 Presidential ballot. To see who is opposing this very important moral issue, check out this website. Some of the major consequences of this amendment failing are:

1. Children in public schools will be taught that both traditional marriage and same-sex marriage are okay. The California Education Code already requires that health education classes instruct children about marriage. (§51890) Therefore, if the definition of marriage is changed, children will be taught that marriage is a relation between any two adults. There will be serious clashes between the secular school system and the right of parents to teach their children their own values and beliefs.

2. Churches will be sued if they refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings that are open to the public. Ask whether your pastor, priest, minister, bishop, or rabbi is ready to perform such marriages in your chapels and sanctuaries.

3. Religious adoption agencies will be challenged by government agencies to give up their long-held right to place children only in homes with both a mother and a father. Catholic Charities in Boston has already closed its doors because of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.

4. Religions that sponsor private schools and which provide housing for married students will be required to provide housing for same-sex couples, even if it runs counter to church doctrine, or lose tax exemptions and benefits.

5. Ministers who preach against same-sex marriages will be sued for hate speech and could be fined by the government. It has already happened in Canada, one of six countries that have legalized gay marriage.

6. It will cost you money. A change in the definition of marriage will bring a cascade of lawsuits. States that do not allow same sex marriage will be required to recognize the marriages that are performed in California, thus leading to some very expensive lawsuits that the taxpayers will be funding. Even if courts eventually find in favor of a defender of traditional marriage (highly improbable given today’s activist judges), think of the money – your money, your church contributions – that will have to be spent on legal fees.

7. This opens a door for anyone to be married. How do we tell polygamists that it is illegal to marry if they are consenting parties? What about victims of incest? Or any other kind of marriage that is not traditional? Once this line is redrawn, it will just have to keep moving.

REMEMBER THIS STORY?:
Finding his liberty threatened, a great man once sought to rally the people to his cause, creating the Title of Liberty. It read, “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children”. Today we find our liberty threatened again. Not by an attempt to overthrow our government, but by an equally disturbing attempt to overthrow the institution our country was founded on – the family. Our land needs more men like that general of old who prayed mightily and then cried to his people, “Whosoever will maintain this title upon the land, let them come forth in the strength of the Lord, and enter into a covenant that they will maintain their rights, and their religion, that the Lord God may bless them."

In response, the people of the land came RUNNING - ready to defend their freedom. Undoubtedly, this was not easy for them. Many members of the church had even been deceived by the flattering words of their opponents. Like us, they had friends and neighbors who did not agree with them. Like us, it was neither easy nor convenient for them to put their lives aside to fight for a cause; but history has proved them wise in their decision, and victorious in their efforts.

A similar choice faces us now, in this moment. Covenants are being broken in our land which we have been warned will bring upon us and our neighbors heartbreaking calamities. It is in our power to stop it. Let history judge us kindly and let our children be able to proclaim that when our liberty was threatened, we likewise came RUNNING…………… Volunteer TODAY at http://www.protectmarriage.com/ or e-mail oldfield.protectmarriage@gmail.com for more information on how you can make a difference. To make a monetary donation, please visit http://www.protectmarriage.com/ and please pass the word on to friends and family.

Go here to read more on the Church’s position. I'm not sure about you, but this SCARES me. We certainly need to protect ourselves and our children from this heartbreaking calamity.

3 comments:

Alicia States said...

Thank You!

Mark & Ashley said...

Holly - great job! I hope you don't mind but I copied/pasted your post on my blog. (I gave you credit for it too.) Thank you for writing it!

Christina said...

Hey I also want to copy and past your post on my blog, I think it's important to past the news around. Thanks. It's good to be aware :)