Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thank You

Deciding to blog about Prop. 8 was really an experience. Thanks to all who were willing to consider my thoughts and beliefs. I really appreciate those who did not agree with me, but were able to respectfully share their opinions. Special thanks to each person who sent me supportive and kind words. Although I lost the respect of a few, I am grateful to those who were willing to hear me out.

I hope people will realize that unlike the separation of church and state, public policy must not be separate from morality. Moral principles should not be dismissed because they grow out of religious conviction--indeed, they should be based on true, unchanging principles. And while some hold differing views as to what is moral, I am grateful to live in a country where citizens can express and live by their beliefs.

Sometimes defending traditional values may be seen as unenlightened and unfashionable, but I am glad that like Gordon B. Hinckley, I can stand for something. I would worry about a world where morality is based on public opinion and trends.

That was the most excitement my blog has seen in a long time. I'll probably let it rest awhile.

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you happy holidays.

18 comments:

~shari~ said...

Jen, I don't think I know anyone who can express their thoughts as well as you do. Brad and I absolutely loved reading your blog and just kept saying, AMEN! to everything you said. Thanks for sharing with us!

Tylershark said...

Happy Holidays to you too. I hope you have some fun plans for Christmas;)

Jennifer B. said...

Thank you Shari.

Tyler, I sure do! I feel like putting on Christmas music right now. "Dashing through the snow . . ."

wynne said...

But it's not nearly over, is it?

*sigh*

My parents and in-laws both live in California and I've listened to their concerns and experiences as they've been out knocking on doors and trying to encourage people to vote for yes on prop 8--and then it passes--but there is still so much protesting going on and legal action to turn it around again...

So much conflict and anger! I think the state of California should be bombed with oversized soft boxing gloves and long foam noodles so people can beat each other with them until they all relax a bit. Then everyone can go out for hot cocoa and sing Christmas carols together.

Yeah.

Jennifer B. said...

Wynne, I think you could single-handedly solve the world's problems.

Clark said...

Word to your mother.

Michelle S. said...

Jen, you are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents (your brilliant mind, eloquent writing, and kind heart)with all of us.

m_and_m said...

Thank YOU for being willing and brave enough to share. I have appreciated your clear writing and your good heart.

Hugs!

Jennifer B. said...

Clark, thanks for your word

Michelle and m&m -- Thanks so much. Your kindness means a lot!

Elizabeth-W said...

So, I haven't seen your blog in ages because you take hiatuses (hiati?). You stop by my house, and so I remember to come check on you, and realize I missed all kinds of action here, and NOW you're thinking about another hiatus?! Honestly! :D
Loved reading all your articles.

Jennifer B. said...

Thanks Elizabeth. I know I'm a non-blogging blogger--it's nice of you to come check on me.

No Cool Story said...

I juts read your last post and comments. That was excellente! Sorry I missed it.

I know I am unenlightened and unfashionable. Oh well, at least my dog loves me.

No Cool Story said...

EW: hiati.
HAHAHA!

Happy Thanksgiving Jennifer!

Jennifer B. said...

Thanks NCS!

Anonymous said...

Someday you will understand -- love takes many forms. Who are you to limit love?

Jennifer B. said...

Love certainly takes many forms. I believe that love is a divine and vital force. I do not wish to limit anyone's ability or right to love another person.

Sexual urges are a different matter--they should be controlled and used properly.

Furthermore, defending traditional marriage does not prevent anyone from loving another person. Perhaps more people will someday understand that.

Eve said...

Jen, you're awesome. I've loved reading your words and all the interesting comments.
Keep up the good fight!

Jenn said...

Jen, you are an inspiration. I just love your blog - I hope you can carve out some time to keep blogging. Your children will be blessed with such a legacy of your words and thoughts.