Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Must We Define the Traditional Family out of Existence?

Yesterday the Supreme Court refused to hear cases out of UT, OK, WI, and two other states regarding same-sex marriage.  I may not be popular, but that is okay. I choose to stand on principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Those are the principles that have allowed freedom.  

Regardless if a thing is legally right, it does not make it morally right. 

I rue the deafening of American Christian values and the great earmuffs of apostasy. If we wish to be both free and happy, we must return to our Christian roots and do all in our power to strengthen the family.

In 1980, President Spencer W. Kimball said: 

"Many of the social restraints which in the past have helped to reinforce and to shore up the family are dissolving and disappearing. The time will come when only those who believe deeply and actively in the family will be able to preserve their families in the midst of the gathering evil around us.
“… There are those who would define the family in such a nontraditional way that they would define it out of existence. … 

“We of all people, brothers and sisters, should not be taken in by the specious arguments that the family unit is somehow tied to a particular phase of development a moral society is going through. We are free to resist those moves which downplay the significance of the family and which play up the significance of selfish individualism. We know the family to be eternal. We know that when things go wrong in the family, things go wrong in every other institution in society” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1980, 3–4; or Ensign, Nov. 1980, 4).

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