Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Long time listener, first time caller......

Dear KUER and Radiowest!

Thanks for taking my call. I am sorry if I sounded like a CRAZY person, I blame nerves, waiting, rambling, and so on and so on. But I was on the radio today... GASP. What was the topic How Prop 8 has affected the LDS church... Why did I call in, I don't know... WAIT because I have some thoughts about this. I have always wanted to call in on a topic I know stuff about and today I had a chance, which is rare because I am usually in the car driving when I listen or its after 7PM... But here are my thoughts that did not get come across the way I wanted them too......

I think that LDS has been affected in a GOOD and BAD during all this... Good by getting on the Christian bandwagon for once and showing them LDS people really aren't weirdos and they believe in a lot of same stuff they do. So that is always a plus when you are a major religious organization. BAD because The church is publicly saying we don't want a a certain group to do something we disagree agree with. BAM

WOW so here is my disclaimer: If you dislike Gays and Gay Marriage please stop reading. Because I support it for many reason.

So I am kinda upset that the church, I grew up in and has my current membership but have not attended in the past 9 years, decided it would chose to get involved in all of this, because I was pretty sure they did not like to get into politics and endorse things one way or another. I thought they left if up to the individual because we ALL have agency and only ONE person will judge us in the end..... HOWEVER when they write a proclamation to the world declaring that marriage is ONLY between a man and woman, I guess you kinda have to say something.... So fine but don't throw money at it or ask members to really think about supporting it.... YIKES.

You know there are many times in History where groups of people who are weird and different are forced to do things they don't want to do... Like have angry mobs drives them out of town and force them to move cross country to wastelands. OR forced to work in labor camps while being starved to death... I don't know I guess It's not a good thing when a group of people don't like something another group is doing, it just never turns out good. Kinda like when the LDS church said Blacks aren't cool and can't have the priesthood and all the blessing that come with that... I hope in a couple of years they don't have to recant and say" Hey gays are fine and can get married in the temple. JC said it was OK and that we should love everyone and NOT exclude people". YIKES I hate when I have to go back on something I said and fought so hard for............ It can really ruin ones creditability

I don't know, Is being GAY a sin?? Uh its not up to me. I don't care if you are, I try not to judge people because he without sin should cast the stone kinda thing.... Is it YUCKY??... not really, not more so then 2 VERY FAT PEOPLE MAKING OUT (on a personal note I HATE all PDAs)... I don't know... But if two people want to get married FINE let the government deal with it. Then let each church decided who can worship with them and get married in their church. All I know is that Jesus Christ would let everyone go to his church and he LOVES us all...

Leah from Utah Co.


Kristina P. said...

I agree with a lot of it. I don't know if I support gay marriage, per se, but I'm not adamantly against it. And I'm not super impressed with the way the church handled the whole thing.

Just an FYI, but I am going out of town tomorrow, so I won't be blogging or reading for the next 4 days. I know! You will miss me!

Kerri said...

I've left my opinion on blogs before and it has gotten turned around on me, so I won't say much. But I disagree and I am very proud of the way the church stepped up to speak oput and make a difference for something that is so important to us. Many people don't think gay marriage would hurt anyone and it only affects those in the marriage, but this link I will add to the bottom explains it so much better than I can and after I read this, it all made perfect sense to me. I support our church leaders in anything they do becasue I know they are called of God.
I know that Heavenly Father loves everyone gay or not, and I don't believe that most gays have gay tendencies on purpose. I believe it is a trial that they are given just as we all have our own. I believe that Heavenly Father understands their hearts and can save everyone, but I don't think that means gay lifestyles are right.

La La La Leah said...

Kerri! Thanks for your comment. I did go and read your link I was very long and informative. I will not this affect our friendship. I hope that my views do not harm our friendship. I am glad to know that you took the time to research this and learn from that! Its great that you did that as I think knowledge will solve everything. Better then just people blindly following what is ever easy or popular. =) Glad we are friends and I respect your choices!

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