Monday, October 20, 2008


I have not been in the blogging world since we moved however I found this on my friend Laura's blog and I have been looking for something in regards to PROP 8 and I thought this summed it up pretty well. Now my feelings about this are pretty strong, so those with heart condition please exit to your right.
I have been so completely bothered by this entire thing. Disgusted is probably a better word. We already voted on a similar Proposition and because some judge in SF of all places decided it was unconstitional, we are paying tax dollars to vote AGAIN! The only thing unconstitutional about it is that ONE judge decided our votes didn't matter the first time. Iappologize if I am not being politically correct, as to not offend those who don't support this Proposition yet they certainly don't care if they offend us. They have their opinion and I have mine (of which you are about to hear.) Look at what is already going on in Mass., the law suits against a church because they wouldn't perform a wedding ceremony for a gay couple. WHAT! Now we have to change our religious beliefs to catter to others. News flash " START YOUR OWN CHURCH". I can handle this stuff because I am old enough to make a decision for myself as to whether I agree or not, but when they want to teach it in our schools and involve MY children, then they are COMPLETELY crossing the line. Thank you, but I will decide what to teach my children and the day that is taught in school will be the last day my children will be attending. Danny's cousins niece came home last week and said her teacher had read them a story about the "Prince and the Prince" the last page had the the men kissing and " Living happily ever after". She is in 1st grade!! They say that it won't hurt the kids to know about these things, ARE YOU FOR REAL PEOPLE! Some teachers group just spent $1 million dollars against prop 8, we can't afford to buy books for our school libraries and we have cut most of the extra programs in school, but hey let's waste a MILLION dollars on opposing prop 8. What a great idea!! Really, I don't understand what in the world is going on and with our society. Lets not allow the PLEGE OF ALLEGIENCE to be taught in school any more but let's teach about Homosexuality and Gay marriage. Does anyone else find this as rediculous and disturbing as I do. THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES NEED TO BE FIRED!!, and put somene in that has our countries best interest in mind instead of trying eliminate everthing this county was founded upon. I feel like homosexuality is being shoved down my throat and frankly I am ready to vomit. They are trying to force us to accept and approve of what they are doing. Whether this passes or not, right is still right and wrong is still wrong! I have family and friends that are gay, do I love them, ABSOLUTELY, do I agree with them, no! If anyone was offended by what I said I am sorry, but that is the nice version of how I feel about this whole situation. Everyone has the right to choose what they are and that is great, however I have a problem when their choice is being forced upon us and our society. The squeaky wheel gets the grease and it's time we are louder than they are!

So read on and spred the word! If you don't agree then I will race you to the pole!!!!!:

" Voting YES on Proposition 8 is something I feel very strongly about. The last thing I want is for my children to go to school and be taught that same-sex marriage is the same as marriage between a man and a woman. I hope everyone is registered to vote and realizes the huge impact this could have on our families, our religion, and on our society if this proposition doesn't pass. I am trying to spread the word in any way that I can, and I would love if you would take the time to go and check out some of these websites for voting YES on Prop 8......

Some Facts About Prop 8:

*Having tolerance without condoning.We can love someone while still maintaining and advocating our standards and beliefs.

*Unless Proposition 8 passes, California society will soon undergo a profound change in its basic understanding of marriage and family life.That will affect everyone in numerous ways. Over time, greater acceptance of nontraditional marriage will be demanded of all people. This could impact the ability of any religion to teach and practice its beliefs.

*Proposition 8 will not hurt gays.In California, the law provides for marriage-related benefits to be given to civil unions and domestic partnerships. Proposition 8 does not diminish these benefits.

*Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt children.If gay marriage remains legal, public schools will put it on equal footing with traditional marriage. Children will likely receive “age appropriate” information about sexual relations within heterosexual and homosexual marriages.

*Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt churches.The court’s decision will inevitably lead to conflicts with religious liberty and free speech rights. Society will become more and more hostile to traditional beliefs about marriage and family.Here's a video for more information about Prop 8.

THIS IS A BIG DEAL, PLEASE VOTE YES ON PROP 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Torgersen's said...

Amen Sista!

Mimi said...

You are so right!!! Like my friend Joy said "Say your prayers and hold on tight. The next two weeks are going get tough!"

Lisa said...

Hey Steph, welcome back.
We miss you!!!!
I agree totally and am so mad about CTA donating so much money for a political reason, when so many schools are hurting. Let's give that money to the libraries or the teachers.
Vote yes on 8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brad and Julianne Heaps said...

Couldn't agree with you more! I can sure think of a lot better ways to spend 1 million dollars on education. Hope you're getting settled we miss you!

Sundi and Mike Pace said...

Wow thanks for that. By reading that I feel like I've just vented too, you took the words right outa my mouth!

The Godoy's said...

AMEN!!! I agree!!!! love are you?

Jen said...

Hey guys!

Yea! It's so fun to read your blog. I'm totally a fan of your prop 8 post. We're also hoping/fasting/praying that it passes.

It's fun to see pics of you guys too. How are you guys? Hope you're happy and well.

As I was looking at your blog this time I noticed you've got us listed by last name. Do you mind changing that to first names or something similar? We're just not a fan of our last name being posted


Brian and Amelia said...

Hey, we just wanted to let you know that we are going private. We'd love to invite you to our blog, if you could just send us your email address at!

Brian and Amelia Torgersen

The Allred Family said...

I loved this post!! Thanks for saying things how they need to be said :) We sure miss you guys and hope everything is going great.