Okay, here’s something to think about.Â Should the teachings of the LDS Church, or any religion for that matter, impose itself upon the government?Â I think, for obvious reasons, the answer would be no.Â Think about it for a minute.Â We give the people agency to govern themselves without imposing risk to others.Â The whole purpose of government is to impose rules and laws to protect society.
Let’s think about this.Â Murder.Â There are laws against murder to protect the citizens of the society.Â Same with stealing, drunk driving, drugs, etc.Â So, now, I am going to pose another topic, which as been fairly of hot debate lately.Â Notice what happens to your blood pressure, and emotions.
Should the government allow same sex marriages?
Immediately, definitely if you are a proclaimed Republican, you say with a loud resounding NO!Â Of course not!Â It goes against everything we believe.Â Gay activies are a sin and an abomination in the eyes of God.Â Plain and simple.Â I don’t think we need to clarify any further.
Now ask yourself why not.Â Why should gays not be allowed the right to marry?Â Because it’s a sin?Â Careful, you just agreed that religion should not impose itself upon government.Â But same sex marriages is an exception, right?Â Well, what did we define the purpose of government to be?Â Protect the citizens from the risk to others.Â Tell me, what risk are same sex marriages presenting to you?
Again, going back to agency, God has given us the right to rule ourselves.Â We have our agency.Â So, whether or not we pass a law that allows same sex marriages, the law will not change the actions of those people.Â So why not give them the same rights as a husband and wife?Â Why not give them the legal rights to make life and death decisions for their partner?Â I am not condoning the gay lifestyle, at all.Â It is wrong, and a sin, as mentioned before.Â But is giving them the right to marry a sin?Â Are you sinning by seperating the religion from the government?Â Interesting question, isn’t it?
Believe me, this took a great deal to swallow.Â The principle is taught in the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and even the New Testament.Â Setting laws and forcing someone to live the principles of religion is ungodly and sacreligious.Â It is against the greatest gift that God has given us, the gift of agency.Â When the Millenium comes, then will the laws of God be the laws of the people.Â Until then, it is completely within the Plan of Happiness for people to exercise their agency, and for everyone else to allow them that right.