Hey all...I typically am not a political person (even though I was a “Girls Stater” in High School), but this year in this election I feel particularly strong about one issue or proposition in particular, and that is Proposition 8 in California. Even if you aren’t from California, please educate yourself on this issue and help spread the word and put up posts on this issue so others (living in Cali) are informed. I actually have a number of gay friends and co-workers and in no way feel this is discriminating against them, a lot of people just aren’t informed about this proposition and once they become informed actually understand what this is really about, and that is why I am posting about it, and hopefully I can help spread the word about Prop 8.
So below are a few things I’d like to share about Prop 8…if you’d like more info. Please feel free to click the links on the sidebar to learn more.
Having tolerance without condoning. We can love someone while still maintaining and advocating our standards and beliefs.
Unless Proposition 8 passes, California society will soon undergo a profound change in its basic understanding of marriage and family life.That will affect everyone in numerous ways. Over time, greater acceptance of nontraditional marriage will be demanded of all people. This could impact the ability of any religion to teach and practice its beliefs.
Proposition 8 will not hurt gays. In California, the law provides for marriage-related benefits to be given to civil unions and domestic partnerships. Proposition 8 does not diminish these benefits.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt children. If gay marriage remains legal, public schools will put it on equal footing with traditional marriage. Children will likely receive “age appropriate” information about sexual relations within heterosexual and homosexual marriages.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt churches. The court’s decision will inevitably lead to conflicts with religious liberty and free speech rights. Society will become more and more hostile to traditional beliefs about marriage and family.