“…to assume among the powers of the earth,
the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's
God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind…”
Since some local legislatures defend their anti-gay
legislation with the phrase ‘the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s
God’, we ask, “Of all the laws of Nature’s God, which
one is the greatest?
Fact: In nature, homosexuality
has been observed in most animal species.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Is your right to marry and have a family according to
your beliefs a vital part of your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness?
Can’t you see, it is the same for millions of your Gay and Lesbian
brothers and sisters? Is it right to deny millions of Americans this
profoundly personal and fundamental Right?
Facts: In all of canonized LDS
scripture, the only place where God or Jesus Christ said anything against
homosexual behavior was in Leviticus as part of the law of Moses. Latter-day
Saints and other Christians who understand and believe the Savior’s
words, His life, death and atonement, know that He fulfilled that law
completely, every jot and tittle. Because the entire Law of Moses has
been fulfilled, true Christians no longer perform animal sacrifices
or stone children who talk back to their parents. It is no longer an
abomination to eat shell fish or for women to where pants, etc. etc.
Sadly, many Christians choose to hang on to this one jot or tittle of
the Law of Moses to persecute God’s Gay and Lesbian children.
In so doing they effectively deny the Savior’s words and atonement
and impair their ability to follow His new commandment: “A new
commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved
you, that ye also love one another. John
Nowhere in the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants
or Pearl of Great Price is there one word against truly loving, monogamous
“Master which is the great commandment in the
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the
first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the
law and the prophets”
Millions of God’s Gay and Lesbian children
want to marry according to God’s greatest law, the Law of Love
“Beloved, let us love one another for love is
of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He
that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.... God is love; and
he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1
John 4:7-8, 16.
“For verily I say unto you, one jot nor one tittle
hath not passed away from the law, but in me it hath all been fulfilled….Therefore
those things which were of old time, which were under the law, in me
are all fulfilled. Old things are done away, and all things have become
Nephi 12:18, 46-47
“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even
in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” Gal.