Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Where I Stand

I don't generally like to get involved with controversial subjects. I don't like conflict. However, I, like many people feel passionately regarding certain topics. One of those topics: same sex marriage. I stand with the leaders of my Church- marriage should be between a man and a woman. I believe that is how God designed it to be. I found the following statement puts my thoughts and feelings into words in a perfect way:

"..The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints affirms the centrality of doctrines relating to human sexuality and gender as well as the sanctity and significance of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. However, the Church firmly believes that all people are equally beloved children of God and deserve to be treated with love and respect. Church apostle Elder Quentin L. Cook stated, “As a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate. Let us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion and outreach. Let’s not have families exclude or be disrespectful of those who choose a different lifestyle as a result of their feelings about their own gender."

(Quote taken from here.)

We are all entitled to our own thoughts and feelings on the subject. I am not saying you are a bad person if you don't feel the way I feel. I know where I stand and I feel it necessary to make my position known. If I am here when the Lord comes again to this earth I will be standing next to my husband (assuming I have one) and right behind my Church leaders.

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