It's a sad day for Marriage in California. And for FREEDOM. AND for the right of the people of California to vote and choose their own laws.
When a judicial system begins legislating from the bench, it's called TYRANNY. It's called an imbalance of power. It's called a blow to the people, the true leaders of this nation.
And we're neck-deep in it.
Here's the official statement from the leaders of my Church:
And here's an important scripture:
For as their laws and their governments were established by the voice of the people, and they who chose evil were more numerous than they who chose good, therefore they were ripening for destruction, for the laws had become corrupted. ~Helaman 5:2 (The Book of Mormon)
Our laws have indeed become corrupted. I am praying today for the future of our nation and for the future of our children and grandchildren.
Will you join me?
Thank for taking the time to comment on my post. As far as Prop 8, my husband and I were just talking about it yesterday. It angers me. I think that your assessment of "legislating from the bench" is a horrible epidemic that is not only present in this case. I remind myself that we are in the Lord's hands, and all I need to do is support the right. I try not to let it create anger that festers. It is what the people wanted. Isn't that what the country is founded on? A country where the voice of the people is followed? Sorry, I am ranting again. :)ReplyDelete
I was saddened and shocked when I read about this last night. It is SHAMEFUL what is happening. The people need to hold these lawbreakers (the judges making laws unconstitutionally) accountable.ReplyDelete
I am upset by this decision. Not only did this happen once, it happened twice. This is one of the main reasons why I homeschool my children. As my sister stated, "If they didn't want it left up to the voters, they should have never even put it on the ballot to vote about in the first place. They did, so they should live with the outcome."ReplyDelete
Does the scripture from Helaman really apply in this case? Didn't the majority say "NO" to gay marriage? Does this example not prove that we really are not a democracy? Do you believe if 99% of the people in any state voted to have prayer reinstated in school, the judicial powers would allow it?ReplyDelete
We all know who is in control of this system. But the more the people repent, the more aggressive the adversary will become which will in turn further expose him causing even more to repent. Heavenly Father works all things for good for those who believe. In the meantime, guard your babies!
What a brave article to post in this world. For so long I have been frustrated to find *amazing* and worthwhile blogs on marriage and love and the importance of family... all written by wonderful Christian women. Where are the LDS bloggers? I wondered. Why don't we stand a little braver to say what we truly believe? So many LDS bloggers hide behind cute crafts and have nothing more than an "I Am a Mormon" badge on their blog. Thank you for your brave, honest blog!ReplyDelete
That's true, Pam. We really DO know who is in control of the system today. I think it is interesting, however, how the media makes everyone think that those who want things like homosexual marriage are in the majority. Even though the Proposition 8 vote PROVED that's not the case. :-(ReplyDelete
I do think, like it says in that scripture: "the laws [have] become corrupted."
Thank you for all your comments, ladies!ReplyDelete
Nicole: Rant away! I completely agree!
Celeste: You're right. There needs to be some accountability. I hope the appeal goes to the Supreme Court. But then, the battle will REALLY begin to rage. I hope we're all ready!
Adventurous: Amen to you and your sister! Today we need to be more valiant than ever.
Newbiemama: Thank you for your kind words. I know just how you feel! And that's why I started this blog back in 2006.
I agree with Sister Beck when she says that we Relief Society sisters need to fight, we need to stand, we MUST be the lionesses at the gates, a light to the world. We can do it. :-)
Hugs to all,
Love your photo! Great post and yes it is a sad day here in california. love your blog.ReplyDelete
I agree with Pam--I think the voice of the people chose the right, even if only barely--this situation is eerily similar to 3 Nephi 6 (sorry for the long quote, but it is so pertinent!):ReplyDelete
Now it came to pass that those judges had many friends and kindreds; and the remainder, yea, even almost all the lawyers and the high priests, did gather themselves together, and unite with the kindreds of those judges who were to be tried according to the law.
And they did enter into a covenant one with another, yea, even into that covenant which was given by them of old, which covenant was given and administered by the devil, to combine against all righteousness.
Therefore they did combine against the people of the Lord, and enter into a covenant to destroy them, and to deliver those who were guilty...from the grasp of justice, which was about to be administered according to the law.
And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country; and they did covenant one with another to destroy the governor, and to establish a king over the land, that the land should no more be at liberty but should be subject unto kings.
Thank heavens we know that the gospel will never again be taken from the earth--or I would be terrified. And, YES! I will join with you in prayer!
Thanks for the post--I am kind of out of the loop on news, and had no idea this had happened.
Thanks, Deila! I'm so sorry that the people of California have been so betrayed.ReplyDelete
Misty: That's the right scripture! In fact, I just finished reading that part of the Book of Mormon, and last night read the verse where the Lord's voice tells the people how he destroyed King Jacob's city and people BECAUSE they were so wicked AND because they threw over the government!
President Benson was so right when he told us the Book of Mormon is for our day. Thank you for sharing that scripture with us!
I have mixed feelings on the legislation of marriage in general, but the over ruling of the vote of the people, is unsettling. We need to reign them in more.ReplyDelete
It isn't really surprising to me. But is is sad. I lived in CA when we were asked to do our best to help spread teh word about Prop 8 and am glad to have been a part of doing the best I could to make the voice for good be heard. I definitely join you in praying for marriage and the family in our country and in the world.ReplyDelete
Wow, powerful image!ReplyDelete