Published: Friday, Jan. 24 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
11. 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.Is this true? Is it? Somebody explain
to me why we are not being allowed to worship God according to our own
conscience! Think about it! What does "all men" mean? Part of every
man's quest for God is living a life of dignity! Mormons don't
believe in the 11th article of faith! This is no game! we struggle to make lives
better and you tell us that we are not allowed to believe in ourselves! How do
we worship God if we do not believe in ourselves? We do! In our way, we worship
our creator by caring enough about ourselves to do what is best for us! What are
we to Mormons? It is clear that article 11 does not apply to us, so who do you
really say we are? I will stand up to any of you who would degrade me to the
point where you have no consideration of me as a man! Something is very wrong!
Samuel leaves out the most important part of the 11th Amendment. It forbids the
federal judiciary from involvement in suits against states brought by a citizen
or citizens of another state or country. That is not the case here as the suit
was brought by Utah citizens. Also, Shelby did not "make" a law. He
ruled a current "law" (a state constitutional amendment) to be
unconstitutional. That is the constitutional responsibility of the judiciary. If
he had ruled in favor of the state you would not have heard complaints of
"judicial tyranny" from opponents of marriage equality, but they would
be heaping endless praise for the independent judiciary, separation of powers
and checks and balances of our political system.
RFLASH,How about reading the other Articles of Faith too. How about
reading how we believe God the Father and in His Son and in the Holy Ghost? How
about reading about personal transgressions? How about reading about keeping
the commandments? How about trying to understand that Christ came to earth, not
to save us in our sins, but to change, to leave those sins behind us so that he
could save us from our sins?When we separate God from life, we get
those who hunt for a single principle that they might think excuses them.
Religion, when taken in its fulness, gets us past that self-centered view and
allows us to understand the "wholeness" of Christ's doctrine and
the requirements that His Doctrine places upon those who profess to follow
Him.Removing God from our lives is to remove the very foundation of
civilization. The commonality between religions is greater than the
differences, but the philosophies of men wander all over creation.
@Open Minded MormonThe 14th amendment was wrongly applied.And it certainly doesn't override the 10th amendment. Defining Marriage
was never right given to the federal government.Contrary to extreme
left opinion States do rights and powers, in fact, ALL not delegated to the
federal government. Federal government has no right being involved
Cost our state dearly: No the last time we debated sex was justifying polygamy
it almost prevented us from becoming a state!
I think U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby should be given a peace prize for
upholding the constitution and putting a stop to bigotry!
Wow. For once I am impressed with the quality of the responses here. Yes, the
11th amendment is not applicable. And, I might add, the 14th amendment trumps
the 10th in this case.
When shelby was appointed in 2011, Both of Utah's senators supported the
nomination! Just a fact for you CONservatives to chew on!
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