Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Prop 8, the Book of Mormon, and the Sanctity of Marriage: Today's Ruling

In late 2010, an openly gay U.S. district judge in San Francisco overturned California's Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

Today, Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012, the most liberal Circuit Court in the country, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, not surprisingly concurred with the aforementioned decision. In other words, a vote by the people -- by the voice of the people -- to ban same-sex marriage doesn't matter?!


Instead, lawyers and judges who have consistently sided on the precipice of amoral rulings abide by those things set to destroy the family? Or, the voice of the people doesn't matter... The Constitution doesn't matter? Instead, it's replaced by those who are slowing, dangerously changing the original intent of our Constitution, which is based on morality, religion and "We the People"?

Vox populi means the voice of the people. When the majority of the people make rulings, voting together, good things happen in a moral and civil society.

In the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, one society wisely did the business by the voice of the people. It is written:

"Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people" (Mosiah 29:26).

Many years later, one of the contributors of the Book of Mormon, wrote:

"And now behold, I say unto you, that the foundation of the destruction of this people is beginning to be laid by the unrighteousness of your lawyers and your judges" (Alma 10:27).

The parallels to our society today are amazing. As one modern-day prophet has written, the Book of Mormon was written for our day.

Click here to read The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

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