Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Yes on Proposition 8!

Okay, so here I am starting another blog, can you believe it? Well, this one is super important to me. I'm writing all I can about what I find regarding the Yes on Prop 8 campaign. I am in support of traditional marriage, and I feel like the future of our country depends on it. This is a family issue that will have huge and lasting effects. If you want to read more about the consequences if Prop 8 fails, check out this site: http://www.whatisprop8.com/


A. said...

The more I learn about this issue, the more I'm amazed that the gay marriage movement has gained this much ground. Were we asleep?

Children deserve gendered society. They need the influence of both a mother and a father, it is their birthright. There are times when death or divorce prevent children from being raised by a mom and a dad, but I think we all agree, that such a situation is a tragedy in the life of that child. Men and women are different. There’s no question. Each gender has a gift to give to the next generation. Children need stoic strength, as well as gentle kindness, fishing trips and horseplay as much as hugs and emotional comforts.

There are stereotypical gender roles characterized in a myriad of ways, but the bottom line is that each gender is gloriously unique by design. Any marital-like arrangement that denies a child one gender or another in it’s parentage by design is less than ideal, less than it should be, and less than a child deserves.

It's worth the fight.

Heather said...

YAY! More supporters of prop 8. Wahoo! The more people understand what prop 8 is really about, the more they are supporting it. We need to get the truth out there and we are.

Anonymous said...

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.“
— Voltarine de Cleyre

Freedom to practice, freedom to believe, freedom to act in a way of my choosing. Freedom to believe in God. Freedom of conscience. Freedom to speak my mind. What would life be like without the freedoms we grew up with? All the freedoms we intellectually know we have, but in practicality take for granted.

Every generation has it’s battles. My grandpa’s generation fought the world wars. Our grandfathers before them fought a hundred wars for freedom. In every country, on every continent, the human soul hungers for freedom and pays a price to obtain it. Sometimes the price is goods and means, sacrifice, sweat and tears. Sometimes the price is blood, and it’s paid. This fight is the fight of our generation. It will affect more than our state, it will affect our entire nation for generations to come.

I’ve decided to join the fight in more than words. I’ve gone out to my neighbors and talked with them, walked the streets of our town, gathered opinions, given information, donated my time, means, and effort. My life is nearly consumed with the effort to gather and inform, rally and move the often silent majority, prodding them out of complacency and into action. After much prodding, the sleeping giant is stirring. 22 more days!

Watch this!