Friday, October 17, 2008

Yes for the Children!

FACT:Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt children.

I come to you today with a post that is very near and dear to my heart. It's about the children. I have already shared many of my thoughts and ideas as to why I feel Californians should vote YES on Prop 8, but this reason surpasses them all. The children.

These faces are our future, a future I am trying to preserve through the passing of Prop 8. Please take a moment to learn why these parents are in support of Proposition 8 and the reasons they are encouraging you to vote YES for the children and the sanctity of marriage.

Meet: Daniel & Joseph
"My children are so important to me. I want to teach them correct principles in my own home. A family, consisting of both a mother and father, is the most import unit in our society and children have the right to learn this, just as I was taught and my parents were taught."
- Jessica, Dana Point, CA

"When I see my kids playing, I worry about their future and the world that they will raise their children in. I think the one thing that we can do now to help their future is to keep the family a solid unit with a mother and a father in the home. That one factor will influence the future in more ways than we know."
- Erin, Mount Pleasant, UT

Meet: TY
"God intended for marriage to be between a man and a woman, and seeing how our nation was created 'under God' I feel it would be a violation of our nation's law and God's law to do anything otherwise!"
- Meggan, Orem, UT

"A Yes on Proposition 8 will mean we will never have to worry about our children being taught values which are not values at all. A Yes on Proposition 8 means that we will never have to worry about a court forcing our church to marry a same sex couple. A Yes on Proposition 8 will remind us that we still live around many Californians who value the role of a father and mother in parenting as much as us."
- Tyler, Laguna Niguel, CA

"I think The Family: A Proclamation to the World says it best: 'Children are an heritage of the Lord" (Psalms 127:3). ...The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan.'

"Since I have been a mother, I have an even stronger testimony that marriage between a man and woman is essential. Watching my baby grow, I realize more and more every day the differences between the role a mother has, and the role a father has, and how essential these two roles, TOGETHER, are in my child's life."
- Kendal, Lubbock, TX

Meet: Dallen
"Nothing can compare to the joy of motherhood and looking in the eyes of a little child, so new in this world. However there is another kind of joy that comes from seeing a new father look into the eyes of the baby he helped bring into this world. I feel so blessed to see my loving husband gaze, awstruck into the eyes of his newborn son, and know that this lucky child gets to enjoy the security of a home with a mother and a father, the way that God intended a home to be. Supporting Proposition 8 ensures children the opportunity to have both a mother and a father to guide them through this world in such a challenging day and time. I vote Yes for traditional marriage."
- Jacki, Tempe, AZ

Meet: Bentley & Gage
"I want to be able to decide what values my boys are taught and unless Proposition 8 passes this freedom and right will be taken from me. They are my most prized posessions and they deserve to remain as innocent and pure as they are now for as long as possible. It is my right to teach them about the world when I choose to. Please help me protect my babies by supporting this proposition."
- Jaime, Los Angeles, CA

Meet: Madelyn & Stella
"I want to live freely. I want to raise my children the way I feel, as their mother, will be best for them. I want to teach my girls good morals and high, strong values. I want to be able to worship God the way I want to. I want to preserve our democracy by letting the people decide what's best for our nation, instead of those four judges from San Francisco. I want my children to grow up in a world where "marriage" is something unique, special, and meaningful. Because that's what it is. It's important; it is, indeed, unique.

"A union "between one man and one woman" is inherently different than any other type of union. I'm voting to preserve and protect this vital institution we've called "marriage" for centuries across civilizations, and throughout the entire world. For our families, for California, for our country, and for our precious freedom which so many have sacrificed so much for, I'm voting a fervent YES on proposition 8.

"Protect marriage, protect our freedom. Vote YES on 8."
- Amanda, San Clemente, CA

Meet: LILY
The Family: A Proclamation to the World
"The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity."

Meet: Caden, Gage & Zane
- Lindsie, Scottsdale, AZ

I hope the faces of these children and the words of their loving parents have touched your heart and given you a new perspective on why it's so important that we vote yes on Prop 8.

Vote YES for marriage. Vote YES for families. Vote YES for the Children.

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theblibbys said...

You go girl! Great post!

Kim said...

Great way to let it be known aubrey!

Drew & Elise said...

wow! amazing post!

that's me & drew's new blog!

Rolph Family said...

Wow great post! Sorry for being such a slacker and not getting you a photo.