Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Go Elder Ballard!
I think one of my favorite parts of the Proposition 8 broadcast tonight was hearing Elder Ballard use the words "text, podcast, blog" and my personal favorite "twitter".
Elder down-wit-da-slang Ballard asked us to post our views, get the word out, and encourage others to educate themselves on Prop 8. Since texting costs me moola, I don't podcast, and I have no idea what twitter means, you get the goods on my blog!
And so begins the novel on my thoughts of Proposition 8:
For you out-of-staters, Prop 8 is an Amendment to the Cali Constitution that we will be voting on in November...it will redefine marriage as being only between a man and a woman. Currently, homosexual marriage is legal in California.
In 2000, Cali voters passed Prop 22, which stated that marriage is between a man & a woman, but then several months ago, the CA Supreme Court overturned it without seeking a vote or consent from the peeps of California. Let's all say "Goodbye Democracy" on 3. 1..2..3..
Besides the fact that the S.C. made a HUGE decision without MY consent or input, there are several other reasons why I believe we need an amendment to the current law.
Here are 2 of the biggies:
1- don't want my sweet, beautiful, innocent little Avy to hear at school, from teachers that she respects, that homosexuality is normal and just as acceptable as heterosexuality
(not that Avykins needs to live in a bubble, but it's not the school's job or even right to teach what it believes to be moral or immoral...state supported education is for reading, writing, arithmetic, and of course hopscotch).
2- biggest reason of all...I whole-heartedly support our religious leaders and agree with them that marriage is a special, sacred, and oh-so-fun institution that is ordained of God. Marriage is essential to His plan.
By the way - to EVERYONE reading this, regardless of your state of residence - I have several more call sheets I am responsible for getting volunteers for. They don't have to be officially turned in until October 15. So here comes the hefty plea for help...........HELP ME! Take a few sheets off my hands, make some calls, or for some of you, make some more calls, and I'll make you sugary goodness in return - YUM! You, yes YOU, could take part in this very historical effort.
(I'm responsible for getting volunteers to make phone calls to Santa Clara voters in our ward boundaries and taking a simple poll about their voting status on Prop 8. )
So there. My rant for Yes on Prop 8.
Think I'll go google twitter.