Monday, June 15, 2009

Proposition 8

In my Opinion

Although Proposition 8 isn't in the news, Gay Marriage is still a hot topic on some emailing lists. So, I offer my opinion why I don't support Gay Marriage, but I support civil unions; if anything. The thing to understand about Proposition 8 is that it wouldn't be needed; or this whole thing about Gay Marriage wouldn't have been needed to be pursued.

Quite simply, if everyone sought the Truth about the matter, this "thing" would be settled. If everyone understood the Truth, then Proposition 8 would never needed to pass or to be hotly debated in any State. The Truth is there to set us free. Healing comes from seeking after, and understanding the Truth.

Now some truths are sharp, others are hidden, and hard to find. But those who seek after the Truth upon this matter will ultimately prevail. Without knowledge and understanding of the Truth about this matter, you will have bickering and controversy as each side is trying to one up the other. Once the Truth is known by all sides, healing can begin. And once Truth is known by all sides, all sides can proceed confidently and triumphantly through the light.

I truly support marriage for everyone and anyone. Marriage is a right given to Men and Women by God in order for men and women to fulfill their destinies and become what they should become. It is the right for anyone to get married to whom they desire. Whether it is a monogamous marriage between a man and a woman, a man and a man, a woman and a woman, or a polygamous and polyandrous relationship.

However, I support Proposition 8 for one reason. Giving legal status for gays and lesbians to marry under the pretext of "Gay Rights" would mean giving legal protection to a group that does not need it. A person's sexuality does not mean he or she is of a different race: i.e. have a different skin color or eye set. A person's sexuality is based on the choices he or she made while living Life. Supporting Gay Marriage as people understand marriage now would mean supporting a bizarre, warped view of marriage.

Also, if this avenue is opened up, what about polygamy and the right for those who wish to pursue polygamy? Isn't it their right to be polygamous or polyamorous? Shouldn't they have the right to marry more than one person? Most people don't support polygamy. In fact, it's the one marriage contract that is still outlawed in the US.

I support Proposition 8, simply because I know that not to do so is supporting a move for the GLBT community to force the Christian churches to marry them. The Christian churches must be able to reserve the right to marry whom they please. So, I support civil unions in this way since it is a good compromise given the current knowledge of the Truth of marriage.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mark Shurtleff Vs. the BCS

Mark Shurtleff is investigating the BCS on possible anti-trust violations. After last year, the University of Utah was the undefeated team in the nation and was denied a spot in the National Championships. Congress investigated the BCS, and the BCS claimed that it's system worked and was agreed upon by all of the conferences in the NCAA.

Mark Shurtleff is enlisting the Department of Justice, saying he needs better resources to handle the investigation. He hopes that a National Playoff system will be available for all College football teams. And even President Obama wants a national playoff system.

In My Opinion:

What happened last year with the University of Utah was largely unfair to the team, which was the undefeated team in the nation. The BCS should have allowed the Utes to play against Florida to see who was actually the National Champions. The Utes were largely the undefeated team and they deserved a chance. As for Mark Shurtleff, his heart is in the right place but you can't use the law to bully a few colleges that don't have good programs other than football.

What they aught to do is talk to the heads of the NCAA. Negotiate an arrangement before looking into Anti-Trust litigation. Bringing the Law to bear on the NCAA can possibly make things worse as we are steadily heading into a socialist government. The question is, is the BCS a trust system? I don't think so. It's not acting like a Trust. They are just excluding most other colleges from competing in a National Playoff system.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Introductory Post

Having one Blog to handle my thoughts about things isn't going to cut it. This blog deals with my opinions on Current Events in Utah. Such as the Millionaire Mind Intensive, the Digital Switch, the furor over Proposition 8 and other current events.

I will voice my personal opinion about them. That's why the blog is called "In My Opinion." Readers may leave comments and flame me all they wish. This is a blog about opinions and people may state them in their comments. My other blog: The Atlantis Blog, deals with my more artistic endeavors, talents, hobbies, and personal lifestyle.

Although it is too late to talk about anything in this post, tomorrow I'll talk about Mark Shurtleff's investigation into the College Football Championships and the BCS.