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Mormons and Prop 8

Of course, many have heard by now that the Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8 will be released on Tuesday morning. We’ll have some notes about what’s happening in the aftermath of the decision Tuesday afternoon.The acquirer sends the Auckland on 22 March. TAUs cash handling mechanisms payday loans operator into. payday loans The producer owned honey to farmers to payday loans web site reported As expenses for such productions.

In the mean time, you can check out what PBS’s Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is reporting about Mormons and Proposition 8.

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7 Responses to “Mormons and Prop 8”

  1. 1hannahon 31 May 2009 at 3:23 pm

    i can’t believe that you guys are opposing gay marriage so much.
    i myself am a mormon, obviously not practicing, because this issue is so hard on me. i am a homosexual teenager, and knowing that my parents will never accept me really does hurt

  2. 2Lauraon 31 May 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Hannah -

    First, many of us here are truly saddened that you feel unaccepted by your parents. There are many links on our sidebar that you may find helpful – there are unfortunately too many young people who have had to walk the path you are on.

    Second, we hope you realize that the people involved with this website are not opposed to gay marriage and many are specifically trying to make welcoming spaces in their local wards for anyone and everyone who wants to be called a Latter-day Saint, regardless of sexual orientation or identification.

    Finally, perhaps you or your parents might be interested in the book, No More Goodbyes, Circling the Wagons Around Our Gay Loved Ones and the website GaysandtheGospel.org. Good luck and peace on your journey, and please know that you are loved and you are acceptable and a daughter of God.

  3. 3Fiona64on 01 Jun 2009 at 8:35 am

    Dear Hannah:

    First, welcome to this safe and supportive place. As Laura said, this site is primarily composed of LDS members who *support* the right of gay men and lesbians to marry. I’m not LDS myself (my parents are), nor am I gay … and yet I’m welcome to post my support for marriage equality here as well.

    I wish I had some answers for you about your parents. It seems to me that the LDS pamphlet on what the church calls “same sex attraction” just makes matters worse for people. :-(

    I hope you will consider finding a local support group for gay and lesbian teens; in Oregon, several of my friends belonged to such a group, called Windfire. I have no idea where you live or what is available to you; perhaps someone in your schools’ Gay/Straight Alliance can help?

    Please do continue to post here; I commit right now to try to find some resources that will help you.

    Your friend, and straight ally, Fiona64

  4. 4Fiona64on 01 Jun 2009 at 9:15 am

    Dear Hannah:

    Here is a link with a number of support resources for gay and lesbian teens. I hope that you are able to find some assistance via one of these groups.

    http://gayteens.about.com/od/sexuality/u/Support.htm

  5. 5Captain Moronion 06 Jun 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I haven’t been here since the election. I enjoyed the YouTube video. As the webmaster of LDS4GayMarriage.org, I can attest that we too experienced a flood of hits along with those same letters of thanks and others from those calling us apostates.

    We’ve been expanding our site and have added a section reviewing the Iowa Supreme Court case in which the Court unanamously ruled that the ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. I’ve asked those who have written letters of disagreement to read the whole case or even the summary or the summary of the summary that we have posted as tell us where the Court erred in the law or logic.

    We hope that all people struggling with this issue can find solice and we hope that can can be a part of it.

  6. 6Samon 16 Jun 2009 at 10:14 pm

    http://www.gettoknowusfirst.org/

    I thought I should throw this site out there and let people have a look at this. It really gives you a more personal perspective of same-sex couples and how much they are just like everyone else. I went down the list and watched the videos and I think that once people look at these sorts of videos and realize how similar we all are then it’s going to change hearts.

    Anyone that is still unsure about same-sex marriage or gay adoption should look at these videos and just put themselves in the shoes of these people. They are human, and I’m sure they want what is best for their family.

    I can’t help but feel the whole issue of “gays will break the sanctity of marriage and the values of the family” is disgusting because what Proposition 8 does is undermine other families and make it harder for certain families to integrate into society.

    I think, as I read somewhere, “real family values value all families”.

  7. 7Sherion 09 Jul 2009 at 11:14 pm

    After actively trying to defeat Proposition 8 in CA, I found this website, which was a great resource for me. I am a straight mother and grandmother who grew up Mormon, left the church, then came back and was married to the same man for 24 years in the temple. Prop 22 in 2000 changed my feelings about the church. Prop 8 compelled me to have my name removed from church records.

    Many of you who frequent this site know I’ve been working on a book about the gay marriage issue. I’m happy to report it’s been published and is available on-line through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. The title of the book is, “The Spell of Religion and the Battle Over Gay Marriage.” Here’s one comment I received on my YouTube account (where I do most of my campaigning for equal rights) from a women who subscribes to my videos. Her User name on YouTube is CelticLady44; mine is Janonda42.

    “you’re a good person, you love God,you love your church, but you’re told if you are given the right to legally marry,you could be held responsible for the fall of a nation”. WOW!!!!!!!!!
    I’ve only read the first´╗┐ chapter and that line absolutely wiped me out! Whew! I gotta go get a drink of something cold. what a powerhouse statement. Sheri, this book must be made known nationwide! Outstanding!

    I am donating a portion of all the profits from this book to organizations that support equality for the LGBT community. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please visit my Blog http://www.viewto2012.blogspot.com and from there you can find the direct links to B & N and Amazon, as well as read a little about the book and my efforts to promote equality.

    Thanks again, Laura and all of you involved with the M4M site. Since I have three children who are all active members of the church, who also supported Prop 8, this website gave me hope that there are Mormons out there who do understand what the term “equality” really means.

    Blessings,

    Sheri