Changes in the civil law do not, indeed cannot, change the moral law that God has established.
God Himself was so offended by theocracy that He inspired the nation ruled, not by a single religion, but by secular law. The First Amendment bars the establishment of a state religion. Has homosexuality effectively become a state religion, where non-believers are punished and coerced by threats, fines, and imprisonment, to convert?
The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan.
Imperfect as men and women may be, they need one another, and without them, the next generation will not be.
You grew up in San Antonio, half Mexican-American and half Irish American, requiring that you live in a neighborhood segregated for “half-breeds,” because people thought so much differently in those days.
Notions such as “belonging” and “obligations” have been given a bad rap in recent decades, and as a result our essential institutions of family, marriage, and romantic love are dissolving at the seams.
Sex before marriage is expected by a majority of available singles–if marriage comes up at all, and sexual parings involve more prevention of passing on venereal diseases than they do of the spiritual and emotional preparation for a lifelong commitment.
Government in the Age of Obama has perilously diminished the importance of the individual, his rights to life and property, and his moral responsibility to himself and the civil society of which he is a part
when individuals conceal their imperfections in order to maintain a personal image and promote the benefits of belonging to their chosen faith, those imperfections may go unchecked, ironically impeding the path to self-improvement that is at the heart of Christianity.
The Lord’s commandment to “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father.” Matt. 5:48 ( 3 Ne. 12:48 ) has been misinterpreted to mean perfection of condition rather than perfecting of character. My message to Mormons is that Heaven–the Celestial Kingdom–is not owning the biggest house in the nicest suburb in the best ward. The Celestial Kingdom is populated by those who have spent their lives refining their hearts and minds to think, reason, understand, and act more like Jesus Christ.