I have often engaged in heated debates with people about the Mormon view of marriage. Yes, it is true that we believe marriage is ordained of God to be between a man and a woman. You probably also did not know that we believe the gender you are now, is the gender of your spirit. Just part of some deep stuff that you learn as you become more involved in the Gospel.
And yet, I voted for gay marriage.
The reason is because I strongly believe in free agency. Gays and lesbians should have the choice to get married if they want. Just like churches should have the choice to perform a gay marriage or not. Another Mormon principle is that we believe God gives us complete free agency. The way I see it, I have no place in denying someone the God given right to choose and I'm honestly happy Washington chose to pass Referendum 74.
"Well, you might've voted for gay marriage but you belong to a church that doesn't support it. And gays can't get married in your scary temples."
People who make comments like this don't fully understand our beliefs. Long story short, couples who get married in our scary temples, live life the best they can according to the Gospel principles, and then die can possibly become gods themselves, create worlds, and have spirit children. You can't procreate as a gay couple.
(WHO DOES THIS?!)
|Ignorance destroys the opportunity for civil discussion|
Religious or not, Jesus loves everyone that you abhor.
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