on in California right now.
I just wanted to do my part in getting the word out.
I grew up in Huntington Beach, CA A really great place to grow up.
I no longer live in California, but it still feels like a huge part of my life.
Most all my family still lives there.
In the year of 2000 Californians passed a proposition which defined
marriage as between a man and a woman only. This proposition
was recently overturned by the CA supreme court, by a vote of 4-3.
Now there is another opportunity for Californians.
This time they are trying to pass an amendment to the
CA state constitution. Again recognizing marriage
between a man and a woman only.
This is a close race, with huge amounts of money
being donated by "Hollywood people". Some of the issues that
the opponents of Prop 8 are trying to sweep under the rug are:
That if this Amendment does not pass then clergy will
be required to "marry" same sex couples.
Even if it goes against their core beliefs. They could
be sent to jail if they do not. They also would have their
non-profit organization status taken away.
Also textbooks would be changed to no longer say,
husband and wife, or mother and father, instead they would read
home community, life partners, and or companions.
Right along with this children would be taught a new version of
health, and or sex ed. Including same sex attraction.
As a parent this scares me on so many levels. I want my children to have
a foundation of good wholesome beliefs. I want to choose what they
are taught. I for one do not think they need to learn about
this lifestyle at such a young tender age.
I was reading my scriptures this morning and the following
verses seemed to really make it clear how God feels about this lifestyle.
Isiah 3:9 (very poignant)
1 Corinthians 6:9
Now I have a request for anyone
reading this. Please pray for the Californians. Please pray that
they will be righteous in their choice. Please pray that those who are
undecided will be swayed in the direction most pleasing to God.
Deuteronomy 6: 13-15
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt
swear by his name.
Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which
are round about you;
For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you lest the
anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee
from off the face of the earth.