Wow, the Socialist and social engineers haven’t even gotten into the White House yet and we are seeing the dismantling of our civil liberties.
Apparently California officials are now investigating the donating of NON-monetary “stuff” by the Mormon Church to pass Prop 8. I guess now it is illegal to give your time, or donate business equipment (if someone did) or paper or paint or anything else if you are a member of any group against anything the socialistas are for. I cannot tell you how many times the leaders of MY church “the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” has read from the pulpit that “The Church” does NOT support any political party, person or proposition. Church members are asked to be prayerful as they research issues and candidates and then they are to vote according to the dictates of their own conscience.
Funny how Catholics, Evangelicals, the Black and Hispanic communities all voted overwhelmingly for Prop 8 but the Mormons are the ones highlighted.
This is not unusual for us. We’re used to bigotry. We are the ONLY church in this country that has ever had an extermination order put out on our people. That’s right, on October 27th, 1838 Governor Lilburn W. Boggs enacted an order to drive the Mormons from Missouri or to exterminate them (kill them all). It wasn’t until June 25, 1976 that the order was rescinded. The dirty little historical secret is the Missourians want the Mormons gone because they were Anti-Slavery and Missouri was a slave state and many in it were flooding Kansas with Pro-slavery sympathizers, thus the Mormons had to go. (bet you didn’t hear that in US History 101)
Their leader was murdered in cold blood, while in federal custody, by a mob of 200 masked men on June 27, 1844. The Mormons were then driven out of the city they had build from a swamp on the Mississippi River called Navoo in the depth of winter. They managed to flee to the Great Salt Lake where they made the desert bloom but continued to be victims of hate, rumor, slander and misunderstanding.
Our 11th Article of Faith says: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
Apparently we are not free in the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”. Could be that’s because it’s become “The Land of the Chained and Home of the Depraved.”
Marriage is a Sacrament, a religious observance. If the state wants to enact a civil partnership or what have you that is entirely different. What people of faith do not want is the government telling them who they HAVE to allow to marry in their churches.
Many religions believe that homosexuality is a sin against God and nature. If you don’t believe in God then why would you want to be married in a ceremony that for centuries said “what God had joined together let no man put asunder”? If you do believe in God, you should understand that the whole Adam and Eve situation is a clue to how things are supposed to be.
God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve, sorry that’s just the way it is. What you do about it is between you and God. What a church does about it is between the parishioners, their pastor and God. The vaulted separation between church and state the socialistas adhere to should dictate that the government has NO role in forcing churches to change their beliefs.
We, Christians know this is exactly where this is all heading. Those on the left will never be satisfied until they force everyone to adhere to their beliefs. It is the plan of the anti-Christ, to make everyone miserable like unto himself, to take away choice and to demand everyone be tied to the same yoke. It is what socialist see as Nirvana and what Communist believe is their right and privilege.
Welcome to the Brave New World- May God have mercy on our souls.