Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fanning The Flames With Fear And Misunderstanding

The church and pointing the finger of who is to blame angers me.  The gay community by and large is not trying to force any religion in to anything it cannot uphold.  Is it the LDS church's goal to over throw same sex marriages in countries it already proselytizes in?  How hypocritical for them to mandate that it is acceptable to overthrow any sort of same sex union just because it aligns with their religious view point, while having the audacity  to state that those seeking same sex marriages are trying to reduce or limit the rights of heterosexual marriage.  Complete and utter bull s**t.  And if that's not enough to go so far as to suggest that it will erode liberty if gay marriage is permitted.  Is the LDS church going to stage revolutions in each country it wants to control marital equality in?  Elder Nelson I'm calling you on the carpet for trying to exercise unrighteous dominion.  May separation of church and state be forever rooted in our government.

In Elder Russell M. Nelson recent address The Family: The Hope for the Future of Nations he states

Furthermore, those who seek to undermine traditional marriage and family would effectively limit the rights of those who do uphold the sanctity of these institutions. This consequence leads to another major concern— the eventual erosion of religious liberty, including the liberty to defend, promote, and practice traditional family values.(7)
7. In countries where same-gender marriage is adopted with no religious exemptions, all religions could eventually be required to perform gay marriages or to accept gay priests—even when that violates their most basic doctrines.

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