Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I have always been an outspoken person, a quality that has been a strength at times and a weakness, depending on the situation. I have long avoided using my blog as a forum for my political views and ideas and, instead, chose to be silent. But I don't think that is the right thing to do anymore. My little brother lives in CA and my mom was telling me about what our church leaders have asked of the youth in CA. Elder Ballard and Elder Cook held a one hour prensentation that was shown on campuses in California, Utah, Idaho and Hawaii regarding Proposition 8. They urged the youth to use all methods at their disposal to support the church in their efforts to support Proposition 8. As a married woman expecting her first child, I can no longer sit back and ask the Lord to bless our country and not do my part. Marriage is and has always been a sacred institution between and man and a woman. It is important for us to stand behind our church leaders in protecting its sacredness. I know we can't vote unless we are in California but we can support our family and friends who do live there to not be afraid to stand up and be counted. It is time to be doers of the work. I am so proud of my brother for doing his part in California and make an unpopular stand! May we all do the same, wherever we are, however we can.