I've never seen this side of you

Ah, the safe haven of my own blog.
Facebook is killing me, smalls. Everywhere I look I see stupid debates. People intrigue me and I love to people watch and see how different persons react in situations, so normally this is interesting to me to sit back and watch. But this, my friends, is out of control.

I've learned recently to keep my own opinions to myself. Not that voicing your opinion is a bad thing - quite the opposite! But I've gotten in trouble a lot in the past by doing so and I live in close quarters with people who have different views than mine on a lot of issues. We've all silently agreed to not bring it up and respect each other and it has worked out quite well.

I'm also naturally a fence sitter. I like to see both sides of the argument and pick out pros and cons till I'm satisfied. And the issue of gay marriage is definitely one of those issues on the fence. However, I admit that there is a lot more to that argument that I know and will ever know with all the legislation and sorts. I do know however that I want to be married and sealed in one of Heavenly Father's temples on this earth and anything that will jeopardize that does not align with my personal views unless Heavenly Father says otherwise. He's the boss. I also sustain the Prophet and trust his knowledge more than my own.

With that being said, I don't know if I have an opinion yet on the whole gay marriage legalization topic, but I do know that I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Beyond that, I'm still honestly trying to figure out all the details. Dang you for being indecisive, Nicole.
I came across an article though that describes a lot on how I feel. This is an excerpt of the 13 year old girl who spoke at the Utah capitol today. This argument I don't think can be contradicted and is a side that I think everyone should consider before making any decision.

"In my US history class, studying Thomas Jefferson was sometimes difficult. He was always talking about “inalienable rights” and saying things like “we hold these truths to be self-evident.” It took me a couple of tries, but I think I get it now. Here’s why:
“On the day I was born, I automatically had a relationship with my mother and father. I’ve heard that my mom was exhausted but still insisted on holding me close. Dad was bouncing off the walls, calling everyone to tell them the good news. All this, and they had only known me for a matter of seconds. That’s the power of a biological bond. It happens naturally. That’s what ‘self-evident’ means.
“Whether you call it nature or God, each of us exists only through a mom and a dad. Every person has that exact same birthright. If ever I was ‘endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights,’ this is it—to be born with a mom and dad. Why? Because it is impossible to be born any other way. Traditional marriage is designed to protect this inalienable right given by our Creator. When we redefine marriage, we begin to fight against the inalienable rights of children. Tonight I am here to represent all children, and I would like to say one more thing in our behalf. We hold these truths to be self-evident, it takes a mom and a dad to create a child, so it takes a mom and a dad to raise one.”

Don't judge, just go hug a sloth.
Peace out.

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