Monday, December 15, 2014

Children are entitled...

"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." - The Family: A Proclamation
"Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's development and emotional maturity." - Pope Francis, Nov. 17, 2014

We recently had a stake conference where an apostle spoke to us (here in California).  One thing he talked about was the Prop 8 experience, and he mentioned what a heavy price many paid for their support of the Church and traditional family values.  And even though the law was eventually overturned, he said many other people of faith took notice of our stand an have since reached out to the Church - particularly the Catholic Church.  I know that in my stake we have since joined with them on other issues, and every year we participate and support their "March for Life" and they join with us for "Mormon Helping Hands."  It's nice to know that we are not the only ones who are willing to take a stand for the family, and I wonder if that had anything to do with President Eyring's participation in the recent Vatican summit on marriage last month.

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