Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Question...

My brother, my father-in-law, and my uncle are all bishops, but in Utah. Does anyone know if they were asked to read that letter today about the marriage amendment, or was that just leadership in California? If you are in Utah, did your bishop read it?

Thanks, and don't worry. I'll not start a fight. I just feel like I need to know.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Scot, It wasn't read in the ward I attended in Salt Lake City this morning, and the message, as I understand it, was only directed to California. Of course it got play all over the world thanks to someone in CA who posted in online.

Anonymous said...

Scot,

My best friend (hopelessly hetero, married with a family) called me yesterday to say that he had been asked to give the opening prayer in his CA ward, and (since he and I had already discussed the FP letter-- we had each discovered it on-line) he told the caller (clerk, executive secretary?) that he did not wish to participate in the meeting since he did not agree with what would happen during sacrament meeting. Of course, the church person who called him was kind of shocked.

I wish that more straight Mormons were this brave. A couple of years ago, I attended a family dinner. (I hate to admit it, but I am not out to them, but I am to lots of other people in other time zones.)

The topic of gay marriage came up (not from me). And I was impressed that even my most conservative siblings expressed thoughts that the church should not be getting involved in this question.

I see it as a generational issue. Since church leaders are much older than elected leaders, the church will remain behind the curve. But I think things will change.

Your family is as valid as any other family in Utah. And I think your family is probably more wanted and loved than many other families in Utah.

MohoInTx said...

From my understanding, it is only read in CA.

I've discussed the issue with my Dad, and he does stand on the Church's side, even though I do make some valid points. I think he can see why it upsets me and several others though.

Abelard Enigma said...

Being a member of the bishopric in my ward, I am very much aware of the communications we receive from SLC. My ward in Texas did not even receive the letter.

Scot said...

Thanks all; I'm relieved to know that. Also glad to know financial support wasn't requested from out of the state.

"I was impressed that even my most conservative siblings expressed thoughts that the church should not be getting involved in this question."

That's a good sign too. I think you're right; times are changing.