Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Inspirations June 14, 2009

Hey all. I hope you'll forgive me for putting this up so late, but our power was out most of the day as the lines are transferred in preparation for the trax trains heading our way. In any case, my post today has little to do with my own thoughts, but rather I'd like to share with you an article a friend of mine linked us to on Facebook.

I have to say it's really kindly written, which is something we honestly don't find too much of in today's world when it comes to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed the Mormon Church), in particular when combined with the issue of gay/lesbian marriage. I was pleased that the author of this article not only took the time to try and help others understand our viewpoint, but gave a bit of (correct) theological background as well.

Before you go on to read the article, I want to share with you my own beliefs. No I am not a believer in homosexual relationships, but I have much empathy for those who do. I can see where your thoughts and ideals and even hurts are coming from, even if I do not choose to agree. I can only ask that even as I empathize with you, take some time to understand from where I, and others of the Mormon faith, are coming from. Try to comprehend why we are so stalwart in our beliefs regarding marriage. I am certainly not asking you to agree with me, just to do a bit of research. Perhaps, if more of us tried to do this one simple thing - to understand - there would be far less hurt in this world.

The Storm Over the Mormons - Time Magazine

1 comment:

A Peoples' Photographer said...

I couldn't agree with your thoughts more. A little research and understanding and the golden rule would do a lot of people good. This is a fine blog.