We were told today to cancel all of our appointments for this evening and come to the Stake Center for a fireside presented by the General Authorities. In asking the people on LDS Forever Friends,if anyone else knew of this fireside, I discovered our stake would apparently be the only ones involved.
As happens with anything unexplained, there was a lot of speculation about the topic .
In Arizona, like in California, we are trying to pass a proposition (Prop102). Prop 102 simply states "Only the marriage of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in this state."
Our Stake has been very active in promoting Prop 102, from yard signs to door hangers. During the week the Stake Presidents in Arizona got a DVD that they were instructed to show to the adults in their Stakes. Our President chose to show it right away.
We started off watching this clip from a Prop 8 website.
Once the clip was done we watched the DVD from the church. It contained talks by M Russell Ballard and Quentin L Cook, given in California a few weeks ago. They talked about our need to do all we can to encourage people to vote for traditional marriage, to talk about it, to express our opinions, in a kind and respectful way.
Elder Ballard gave a very powerful talk , I wish everyone could hear it.
A lot of the text of the talks were taken from http://www.newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/commentary/the-divine-institution-of-marriage .
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