Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ghetto Fabulous!

This gem is from our friend Tristen, a kindergarten teacher here in Orange County!

You can check out her blog tristenure.blogspot.com

Make sure you click on the video and go to YouTube to give it more views, and rate & comment!

5 comments:

Jenny + Antony said...

Halarious and clever video

Kelsey said...

today in AP United States History, i learned that our country was not founded with a big emphasis on religion. Actually, the writers of the declaration were not very religious at all. Cute song though! Way to promote intolerance :]!

Kelsey said...

today in AP United States History, i learned that our country was not founded with a big emphasis on religion. Actually, the writers of the declaration were not very religious at all. Cute song though! Way to promote intolerance :]!

Michelle said...

So this is the first time I actually took the time to watch it...


How is proposition eight about religious freedom, if we can't be free from religion if it passes?

Christa Jeanne said...

Michelle - read the post "This is why." My cousin Christopher wrote this post, and I think he explains it well:

I'm also worried about the effect that not passing Proposition 8 will have on religious liberties in general. If same-sex marriage is considered equal with traditional marriage, then it will have to be treated as equal in every State-sponsored sense - which will have significant effects on religious and educational institutions. Already, religious individuals and institutions are being told they must honor homosexual activities that are contrary to their religion on issues ranging from religious adoption services having to place children with same-sex couples to religious educational institutions being required to house same-sex couples in their dorms (read the NPR article here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91486191). Legalizing same-sex marriage is a significant step toward limiting the first-amendment rights of those who, for religious reasons, do not agree with homosexuality.

With all of that said, I am religious and I have a deep faith in a living God. I am very aware that many would call my faith simply ignorance, and I'm sorry if you think so. I believe in the God of the Old and the New Testament, and I believe that he is very much alive and speaking to man today. I believe that God has clearly stated what he defines as marriage, as well as outlined what his plan is for human sexuality (i.e. only between a man and a woman). Therefore, I cannot in good faith say that I believe in the Bible and follow its teachings, and at the same time support same-sex marriage. I've also been told that my denying marriage to same-sex couples is "un-Christian" and intolerant - that Christ himself would want everyone to be able to live in the way that they deem appropriate. In my reading of the New Testament, I cannot find any support for this view from the Savior's life. Jesus loved and served everyone that he met, and preached that we should all do the same. However, not once did he ever excuse anyone in their sins or disobedience - rather he would preach to those he loved and cared about, earnestly hoping that they would change and follow Him. He was the perfect example of loving the sinner and hating the sin. I can only hope to do the same.

I don't know everything. In fact, in the big scheme of things I know very little. But if there really is a God, and He really has made His will known, then I believe our best bet would be to follow His counsel. I really do believe that God has spoken and that by following what He has outlined, we will be better off both as a society and as individuals. Even if you don't agree, I hope that you can understand why I feel the way I do, and why I will be voting YES on Proposition 8.