This is not only important for parents to watch, but for all of us out there who believe in preserving traditional marriage between a man and a woman.

I have gone out and walked twice for Prop 8, and was pleasantly surprised that most people in my community also believe in protecting traditional marraige. There of course were those who didn't, but weren't mean or rude about it, just that they believed anyone should be able to marry anyone. I even met one man who said that he and his wife believed that, "You should be able to marry your dog if you want to!" WHAT? I disagree.

A little over a month ago, my friend posted a really message about what will happen if Prop 8 fails...and rather than copying and pasting it all, click here to read the original.

If you feel so inclined and are able, please help by donating at http://www.protectmarraige.com/.

One thing that my husband and I have found interesting is that in all of the commercials that oppose Prop 8, they use a heterosexual couple...whether it be a bride trying to overcome physical obstacles on her wedding day, or an older couple saying that they raised 3 children and never treated any of them differently...now one of their daughters is gay and they don't believe that we should treat her differently and that she should have the same rights as anyone else to get married to whomever she chooses.

I know that the adversary will do anything he can to trick us and make us be sympathetic to beliefs that are contrary to ours. We must be valiant and diligent in working to protect the sacred relationship of marraige between a man and a woman, and set the example for our children that we are not afraid to stand up for what we believe in. They will remember our faith and hopefully theirs will be strengthened in the process.

The following video is not specifically about this issue, but it is a video about the last days...and how we must be firm and immovable in preparing for the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is well worth the few minutes it takes to watch.


Lindsay said...

Though I don't live in California, this is such an insightful and inspiring post. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Quinn said...

Religiously, absolutely not.

Putting religion aside for those without a faith, the point of marriage is to raise normal, happy children who will function in society. Gay marriage can't do that.

Sonya said...

Shari, I loved the video with the quotes from the leaders of the church. Thanks for posting that, it was very inspirational. Love ya! Sonya

Brad and Vanessa said...

Thank you for posting those videos!

matthewandsherihanson said...

Shari- I love your blog! We are still working on the apt. I never knew how expensive it is to furnish a new place for the first time! But I will get pictures up soon! The boys are adorable, and getting so big! We cant wait to see everyone at Christmas.