First Presidency calls for all US members
of the Church to
contact their US Senators
Meridian Magazine in an article called “Follow the Prophet” provided
links that make it easy to contact your Senators about the Marriage Amendment. Please do take the time to do this! As was said, it is highly unusual for the First Presidency to take a stand on something political. Let us go out in great numbers and let our voices be heard in support of marriage!
“It is rare, perhaps unprecedented, for the First Presidency to ask
members of the Church to contact their elected officials about an
upcoming vote in the United States Senate. The Church usually
teaches correct principles and then asks that members become
anxiously engaged on their own to protect and defend moral
principles in the public square.
“However, this time it is different – and we can assume that it is
because the stakes are so high. In the Family: A Proclamation to
the World, we are particularly told:
“We warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon
individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by
ancient and modern prophets.
“We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government
everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and
strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”
“Thus, a letter from the First Presidency was read in wards across
the United States on Sunday, urging members to contact their
senators and ask for their support on the upcoming vote on the
Marriage Protection Amendment. The vote is expected to be held in
the Senate on June 6, 2006.”
This post is from the SaintsandScholars list:
Elder L. Tom Perry spoke was at our ward yesterday… he usually
attends his own ward, which happens to meet in our building…
and he spoke to us for a few moments about the First Presidency
announcement, which should have been read in everyone’s sacrament
meetings. For those who didn’t hear it, the letter says that the
Senate is set to vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment to the
Constitution on June 7. We are urged us to contact our Senators and
let them know how we feel about the matter. The letter went on to
quote part of The Family: A Proclamation to the World.
Anyway, Elder Perry talked of how back East the
Roman Catholic church had to close their adoption facilities because
they refused to let children be adopted to same-sex couples. He urged
each and every one of us to write our government officials
***this very week***
and let them know our views. He seemed to suggest this could
happen anywhere, including here in SLC, and suggested
if things keep going as they have been, laws
could affect what happens in LDS temples! He said it’s
time to stand up and be counted… take a stand!
I didn’t quite understand how the laws could effect what happens
within the walls of temples… I have a feeling I know what he’s talking
about, but I’m not going to elaborate because I don’t know for sure and
I don’t wish to put words in his mouth… However, suffice it to say…
write your senators! Laura
`SECTION 1. This article may be cited as the `Marriage Protection
`SECTION 2. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the
union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.’.
The Senators from Utah voted last summer to bring this amendment
under consideration and Senator Hatch is a co-sponsor of the bill. Please contact your elected officials and let them know what you believe. The best way to get results is through high volume via e-mail, phone and letter. We are going to do all three as well as spread the word.”
Follow this link to express your opinions:
Stand up and be counted! Courage!
Founder, School of Abraham