Thursday, June 25, 2009

Prop 8

On this blog I try to keep it just to family updates- I rarely write a post that is all about myself - and I have never written anything like what I am about to write- But I really feel strongly about this-  I Grew up  LDS (Mormon) - I loved the church and what it taught me- It made me who I am and I will always cherish that- I learned respect for my parents and  for myself- I think believing in God is a beautiful way to go thru life- I believe in God very much- I still feel grateful for everyday he/she has givin me- God is in everything that I do-  I still pray and hope that God is listening- I no longer go to that church anymore- for lots of reasons- The church would not agree with my life style- so instead of trying to be what they want me to be I am going to be myself somewhere else- I am ok with that- I still have many friends and family who are members and I love and respect them very much!

Living in California is amazing- I have been here since I was really young and I have met lots of great people-  Black or white, gay or straight- religious - or non- and everybody in between- they are all my friends-  I am sad that other Californians  feel like they have the right to tell someone else that they cant  get married to their loves- I know people are not all going to think the same and thats ok... but to actually take the option away from these great people... well isn't that wrong?  Why is their marriage any of your business? If god created all of us... then he/ she loves all of us... for who we are and what we do... God loves and accepts...  I could think that the LDS woman down the street who's been married 3 times shouldn't be getting engaged again... why can she get married  all those times? she obviously isn't doing something right- Does God look at her marriages as something good and sacred?  
It is 2009, and some are spending their time and money on stopping people from doing something that doesn't directly effect them... all that money that they gave and  the time... should have been put into charities around California or helping the schools-
Instead of getting upset at peoples life styles lets  focus on our kids futures... maybe someday your son or daughter will come to you and tell you that they are gay... what would you do? wouldn't you do anything for them? The first thing you can do... Is learn tolerance!

I really hope whoever reads this understands that I am not judging anyone for their beliefs- I just wish that some could open their eyes a bit more and see the beautiful world changing around them... they will see that everyone should be treated equally... We are all in this together~

5 comments:

jig said...

Amen!!!

no matter what the belief system, God teaches tolerance. and last I checked that lesson doesn't have an * by it that says "unless gay marriage is the topic, then ye shall be intolerant". that hardly fits God's teachings...

Cis said...

I second the Amen!!
I think what you wrote is beautiful. When people write about their feelings that IS God! God is working through you to say what is in your heart and to get that message and feeling out to the world. That is what I believe.
I loved reading your new blog. :)

Krystal: Wife, Mom, Former Sleeper said...

beautifully said Alicia, and great people of the past would agree...

No one is free while other are oppressed
~unknown

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.
~Gerard K. O'Neill, 2081

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

.....and the list goes on and on and on....

Meg said...

word sister.

kathleen said...

right there with ya' Alicia.