Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Best Gift

I thought this was really beautiful. If you have a moment please take a minute to watch. Nate and I have moved to California right in the midst of a very important moral battle. Prop 8 will be an amendment to the state constitution that says, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." It is the same wording as in Prop 22 in 2000 that was passed by 61% of the people. This was, however, overturned by a 4-3 vote of the California Supreme Court and that's why it's back on the ballot as a constitutional amendment. A Yes vote on Prop 8 re-establishes traditional marriage as the law, and a No vote allows the legalization of same-sex marriage. Massachussets has already legalized same-sex marriages and now the elementary schools there are teaching that as part of the family unit. Parents do not have any say in the public school system regarding this. I know some really neat people that struggle with same gender attraction. However, I do look on this as a temptation to be overcome just as others are predisposed to anger, alcohol, tobacco, elicit images and so forth. If you or any of your friends or family members live in California I would ask you to share this message with them.


Clark and Liesel said...

Wow. That was very touching. Crazy what kind of a world we live in. Thanks for sharing. I am going to pass this video along.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing the video. It is a crazy time here in california. Hopefully everyone who agrees with protecting marriage will come out and vote!!!

Parkinson Family said...

What a touching video. It makes me cry. I believe in that message with all of my heart. I sure hope it passes. If I were to teach in California there is no way I would be able to teach my kindergartners that having two mommies or two daddies was as acceptable a choice as having a mommy and daddy.

Holly said...

That is very touching, Stace. I am glad you are taking a stand on this. I will pass it along to my family in California if they are not already aware. BTW- you are an AMAZING face painter!!!!