When I was growing up, my dad drilled the following into my head: “Every woman has the right to honorable marriage and motherhood by the husband of her choice.” I know he was quoting it from somewhere, but I can’t remember the source right now. This saying constantly pops into my head. I believe it with all my heart. That is why I am so saddened by those who would try to deny me – or any other woman – that right by trying to force us to live in monogamy. Why does the government think they have a right to tell me who I can and cannot love?
Archive for July, 2008
We have stumbled across an interesting blog written by a woman who describes herself as “female, in my early thirties, married, a homeschooling mother of two, and a Latter-day Saint.” Her latest post is a bit long but is well worth reading. In it she describes how her heart is divided because her church is taking a stance toward the FLDS that violates her conscience.
There may be some issues inside the FLDS, and yes, apparently a very small portion have some real allegations, but haven’t they proven themselves time and time again that they are just a group of people trying to hold to some religious beleifs. I wonder if Senator Reid really will find anything, or if he is just continuing to use others with a vengance to reak more havic. Check out the new info on the Senate Hearing.
Brian Passey, with The Spectrum, helps write an informative column about the different religions in our area. He wanted to do an article on The Work of Jesus Christ which is based in Centennial Park. Since most polygamous groups have been so grossly misunderstood, we invited him to attend our church service and talk to members of our congregation.
We have no desire to offend or impose our beliefs upon others. Our effort is purely to inform others so they can make an educated assessment for themselves. One of our Articles of Faith states: ”We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. ” Unbiased persons who are secure in their own choice of worship will not feel threaten nor offended by ours. We appreciate the work Brian has done.
To read his article, click here.
Following is a response CPAC received regarding the previous post “Centennial Park polygamists focus on family”:
I don’t know if you happened to see it or not, but in Saturday’s Spectrum there was an article about Centennial Park that I really felt did justice to your flock. In the past often times I have heard “us” referred as Gentiles, among other reference’s of those who do not adhere to your spiritual beliefs, but I just wanted you to know that I personally feel that those of you that I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with, as well as befriend, have only added positive things to my own life and beliefs. I have the utmost respect for you, your beliefs, and your commitment to Our Lord. Seldom does one take the time to share these kind of things, but I have been thinking about it ever since I saw and read that article. Zitting Bros have been a glimmering light for me, given the sub-contract base I have dealt with in the Hotel, and as well as a wonderful, upbeat, get it done type of organization, I have thanked Brian Gear repeatedly for his recommendation of you for framing, and it has been a wonderful experience for me personally to befriend you, your brothers, your lead men, Ephraim Docksteder, and the few others that share your beliefs, and your commitments to the professional approach to business.
Just thought I would take the time to pass along this, as I often thank God for the little things like this that come into my life on a daily basis. I guess being grateful is so much more rewarding than being stressed and negative.
Thanks for all that you folks do.