This short video was forwarded to me by a friend this morning. I think it is an extreme example, but one that could definitely take place should the law pass to legalize same-sex marriages. Here is the link to view the video: http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1352578267/bctid1819819843
For me the video raises a few questions. First, this is terrible that the schools deem it necessary to “legally” over-step the parents’ role as husband and wife to raise their children. It appears to be a serious step towards a socialist society. Freedom seems to be wiped away from the equation in this situation.
Next, most of us have been accustomed to being tolerant for others’ beliefs. It appears that because in Massachusetts it is legal to have same-sex marriages, there should be no tolerance for beliefs otherwise. I find it rather ironic that those who scream for tolerance choose not to practice it themselves. Will this be the case nationwide should the proposition not pass this November?
Third, I wonder what this father did while he was meeting with the school board about his beliefs. I wonder if he was calm and collected, or if he became angry or lost his temper and that is why he was put in jail. This could just be an extreme case.
If you support traditional marriage you can do so and still be respectful towards your family and friends who are gay. View this website to learn more about protecting traditional marriage: http://www.preservingmarriage.org/
I want to thank Steve who commented on this post and gave me a great article that addresses this issue over on the Mormons for Marriage website. I encourage everyone to read this article. It explains and answers many questions that I asked about this. Here is the link to the site: http://mormonsformarriage.com/?p=44
I also came across a great post over at thoughts on lds about the consequences of Proposition 8 in California. Glenn Beck interviews Dr James Dobson from focus on the family as well as a link to David Bednar, a Mormon apostle, addressing the issue. Here’s the link: http://thoughtsonlds.blogspot.com/