Basically, it's all trials I have overcome in the past and I am very happy in my life. I HAVE A GREAT LIFE!!! We all have different experiences that mold us to who we are. Hopefully you can take trials and end up in a positive and happy life - which I have tried to do.
I wanted to talk a little about what my feelings are through this experience in finding out Larry was getting married to Mitch.
During the voice mail, Larry had to throw out a jibe in the voice mail towards me and my LDS (Mormon) religion. He said, we can't get married because of your Mom and the Mormons - or something to that effect. I don't think he was being mean, just sad that they couldn't really get married.
I was shocked! I don't think he understands my feelings. I thought he understood my heart and knew I would never judge him. I also don't think the LDS people judge gay people either.
I was also pretty sad that he didn't tell me that he was going to have a ceremony or even send me an invitation. It kind of breaks my heart that he didn't care enough to let me know personally - his friend. I also had to mourn a little in my brain. I put Larry in a compartment in my mind that he wasn't able to love and commit to anyone - so that I could handle it and fall out of love with him. Now, that had to change. It's all related to my personal relationship with him and how I had to get over him (years ago). It's been a very somber time for me (just as it was when Brady's Dad re-married).
OK....Here is my take on gay marriage. Now these are my personal thoughts........
The LDS church loves every person in this world. It doesn't matter the color of your skin or if you are gay or heterosexual or what religion you belong to. We love everyone as Jesus would if he were on this earth.
Everyone can be a member of this church - it doesn't matter if you are gay.
However, there are laws when you are a member of the church. These laws are for every individual and race. There is no discrimination in regards to God's law.
have to follow the same laws as a homosexual. The law is to remain morally clean, chaste or basically not have sex outside of marriage. It is the same for us all.
There are many good men and women who will never have the opportunity to marry in this church. But we are required to stay morally clean (no sex outside of marriage).
As a Christian and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. I know there is a purpose for this life.
However, I don't understand why some people are gay and some are not. Anymore then I can understand why someone is deaf, blind or has a physical or mental handicap. It is not my place to judge. We are all given our individual challenges that we need to overcome in this lifetime. I believe there is a plan that Heavenly Father gave each of us and that is to live a good life, be happy, overcome our trials the best we can and try to be like our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We, as LDS people or any other religion on the earth cannot change God's laws - nor do we have the power to change God's law. I think it isn't fair that people are trying to force us to agree to change God's law. We can't do it. We have to stand up for God and his laws.
ALL HUMAN BEINGS - man and female are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents and as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal and eternal identity and purpose.
The FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. 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 to the World)
Saying all of that .... I am a sinner... Yup, I had a child out of wedlock and I chose to keep him outside of marriage. I am not perfect.