In 1995 a Proclamation to the World was given by the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
We…solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
In the year 2000, California voters passed a law saying that a marriage in California is between a man and a woman.
Earlier this year, four judges based in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people’s vote, legalizing same-sex marriage. Why is this so important?
Heavenly Father’s Plan of Happiness is under attack! He has a plan for the happiness of all who live on the earth. The birth of children in loving families is central to His plan. The first commandment He gave to Adam and Eve was:
Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” (Genesis 1:28)
Further more, in the Proclamation to the World, it states:
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.
The Lord spoke to Moses concerning homosexuality:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination (Leviticus 20:13)
Besides being against Heavenly Father’s plan, same sex marriage has grave consequences. Public schools are required to teach the role of marriage in society as part of the curriculum. Schools will now be required to teach students that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage, starting with kindergartners, our very young children. By saying that a marriage is between “any two persons” rather than between a man and a woman. Marriage is something sacred between a man and a woman and should not be taken casually.
Another issue, as Parents, we have a right to teach children about relationships according to their own values and beliefs. When Massachusetts had legalized gay marriage, schools began teaching young children that boys can marry other boys. The courts ruled that parents had no right to object.
See how it is affecting children at school here in this video: click here.
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If you are in California, you must vote YES on Proposition 8! If you are not in California and know someone who is, please let them know why this measure is so important.