Sex, Proposition 8 dominated discussion in 2008
In 2008, two of the three most commented posts at the Exponent blog centered on the LDS Church’s decision to get involved in Proposition 8, a California ballot proposition to oppose same-sex marriage. Additionally, it seems that Exponent commenters had a lot to say about human sexuality that year, with several posts about chastity and human sexuality-related issues in the top ten.
It’s been a difficult month for me at church, since I am terribly saddened by the Church’s decision to mobilize the rank and file members against what I see as a civil rights issue.
So I’m wondering if single women who are torn between celibacy and premarital sex are masturbating? Maybe it’s a good idea.
So where do we go from here? Not only are there now deep divisions within our wards, but there are also hurtful divisions now between us and our neighbors.
Because of her sealing to her deceased husband, she is not on the market eternally, even though she may be available for the next 60 years or so. Perhaps this concept is of very little importance to potential mates, but perhaps it is.
So here we are. Anna and I, each following the path of least resistance. But, according to church doctrine, we will have very different eternal rewards. It seems odd considering our only difference is that I happened to have married young.
Although I’d like to think that I got married for all of the “right” reasons, the bottom line is that I married for sex.
I imagine most of us have experienced them -those chastity lessons that make us guffaw.
Now, I know that Primary is not the place to preach my feminist ideals. So, while I don’t think I should do a lesson on the three waves of feminism during sharing time, I do try to bring in examples of underrepresented groups of people whenever I can.
In my experience, four of the five of the men I know have been excommunicated for adultery, but none of the four women have been. Considering marital vows of fidelity run both ways, I am continually mystified by why church leaders appear to treat women differently than men for the same sin.
Truth be told, I was a little excited when I saw McCain picked a woman…So, I decided to see what Sarah Palin is about.