Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Preserve Traditional Marriage

Still looking for a good reason to vote YES on Prop 8?

Passing Proposition 8 protects our children and places into the Constitution the simple definition that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

The Family: A Proclamation to the World
"The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity."

To learn more about The Family: A Proclamation to the World, click HERE.


emily said...

a friend of mine posted on my blog this:

1. right, so everyone, lds or not, should be teaching what they believe in the home.

(in reference to same-sex relationships being taught in schools)
2. why not? same-sex relationships are a fact. we aren't going to make them go away by pretending they don't exist. it's like not wanting our kids to learn about drugs b/c we don't endorse using drugs. ignorance solves nothing.

3. i agree that it's not just an lds issue. i was just using the lds faith as an example.

--i'm not a mom, so i was wondering if some of you could respond to her.
under the 1st grade post

Renee said...

Just to respond to #2 -- the difference between teaching about drugs at a young age and sexual relations at a young age are huge. No one's saying children have to be ignorant -- just that the teachings of morals should be led in the home, with parents' consent, and at an appropriate age. Kids don't need to be ignorant, but innocent as long as deemed appropriate by the parents, most definitely.

Aubrey said...

Also in response to #2: The difference between allowing our children to learn about drug abuse in school and same sex relations is simple. In schools the curriculum teaches drug abuse is morally wrong and that homosexual relations is morally okay. We believe strongly that drug abuse AND homosexual relationships are morally wrong. I want my children to be taught these truths in the home and not confused by government regulated curriculum in the public school systems.

Also, Prop 8 is not about ignorance, nor is it about discrimination. It is about preserving the definition of marriage. Marriage has always been defined as between a man and a woman, and I vote that it remain that way.

Christa Jeanne said...

1. Right - and those teaching should be kept to the home. What happened to schools teaching the 3R's? It's important to teach children to be courteous, kind and respectful of others with different beliefs, to appreciate how people all bring something different to the table (note that I'm avoiding those terms of "tolerance" and "diversity" like the plague, since they've been so warped into condoning anything and everything under the sun!).

As for the basics of right and wrong - those should be kept more to the home when it hits a grey area with which many parents have issues. It's a PARENT's job, NOT a teacher's. Moving that to the classroom strips a parent of his or her parental rights! Refer your commenter to the Massachussetts video from the Family Council - we posted it in "Five-year-olds learning about gay marriage?" Great vid!

Christa Jeanne said...

Also on #1 - As much as my faith plays a role in my perspective on Prop. 8, there are sociological arguments that work well in the public forum of ideas - the Family Research Council did a great piece that was the source of much of the info I used in "Sometimes love just ain't enough" - it's also in our important links list.

Reuven said...

I'm a CHRISTIAN and I'm voting NO on 8.


Because it seems that all the funding has come from false Christian groups like ROMAN CATHOLICS and "MORMONS" both of whom are idolaters (worshiping Men, Mary, beads, little statues of saints, etc).

IDOLATRY is a worse sin. Voting yes on 8 supports idolatry.

Renee said...

Wow Reuven -- Sounds like you are fighting a different issue in the wrong place (and are inaccurate with your assumptions). There are plenty of Evangelist Christians who support Yes on 8, both with their votes and their money.

Aubrey said...

Reuven - Your reasons for voting no on 8 don't make much sense. I am one those "mormons" you are talking about and I am not an idol worshipper. I follow the ten commandments and worship only God and his Beloved son Jesus Christ. I'm not sure what all of this has to do with Prop 8 either. We are talking about preserving the definition of marriage. I'm not sure what fight you're fighting, but we're fighting to save the family.

FS Carrie said...

and here's my reason to vote NO on Prop 8:

These are Ari and Mikko, two of my close friends, who got married the day CA overturned the ban on same-sex marriage. Their relationship is strong, beautiful, and exactly what I hope to one day have with my husband. They are a shining example of a loving family, and after eight years together, they deserve this right. Prop 8 is personal.

Anonsent said...

Who says that my children have to learn about your morals based on your religion. My biggest issue with Yes on 8 is that it shows we are willing to allow religion to teach morals in school. Yes on 8er's say it is a 1st amendment issue, and it is, VOTING NO KEEPS RELIGION OUT OF SCHOOLS.

Oh and please stop using pictures of babies.

Renee said...

anonsent -- My thoughts are completely the opposite of yours. Yes on 8 is not saying to put religion in the school. It's saying that because gay marriage would lead to teaching children moral issues in the school, which is NOT appropriate for school -- just as teaching religion at school is not appropriate.

Also, I've never posted a baby picture on here -- and those who have completely are welcome to do so. After all, it is their blog.