Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Sanctity of Marriage

I am one of the few people (or at least it feels that way) who still feel that marriage should stay between a man and a women. This does not mean I hate gays or think they shouldn't have equal rights. You might think, "Well marriage should be an equal right so you don't believe in equal rights for homosexuals." I think that's where things are misinterpreted. I don't look at marriage as a right. It is a privilege and covenant we make with God. God intended for marriage to be between husband and wife.

What I believe as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes from this message from The Family: A Proclamation to the World it says: "ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose...Sacred ordinances [like marriage] and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally (an essential part of marriage)...THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan."

My moral line stems from these truths. Marriage is between a man and a women. I know that's sounds really unfair, harsh, and difficult to accept but when you believe in God it's a simple as that. 

Now my question is where is your line? I think the biggest argument I've heard about Prop 8 is that if you love someone, you should be able to marry them. Simple as that. Or is it that simple? It seems simple but if that's how people really feel where's the line? What about when people come forward who love more then one someones (polygamy), a sibling, parent, or even animal. Are we going to allow these people to marry because they're in love? Is your line just wherever you personally want it to be so you can do whatever you want, but then when it comes to something you don't want the argument changes? 

Everyone seemed pretty happy back in 2008 when the California supreme court overturned the peoples vote to keep marriage between a man and a women but what if the tables had been turned. What if the people voted against prop 8 legalizing gay marriage, and the supreme court had overturned that? Who would have been happy then? Wouldn't the people have been in an uproar about the supreme court getting involved where they shouldn't? It seems that many people in society don't care where the "moral line" is in many areas (whether marriage or something else) as long as they're getting what they want. 

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