Tuesday, April 26, 2011

DOMA & U

by Terri Wagner

It isn't often I find something worth screaming about. Usually because I've been cursed with an ability to see both sides of an issue. I say cursed because frankly it is. That's another post.

In Ken Klukowski's Townhall article entitled "Profile in Courage Defending
Marriage: Paul Clement" he talks about Paul Clement's situation regarding his defense of the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA. Clement is my kind of guy. Who knows what his personal views are. He keeps that to himself and maybe a few friends.

The House of Representatives asked his law firm to defend DOMA. As you may or may not know, our current General Attorney Eric Holder (appointed by the president now Obama) decided not to defend DOMA in court cases, presumably because Obama's administration does not support DOMA. An immediate outcry went up and targeted Clement's law firm which backed down. Clement didn't. He resigned rather than be intimidated by shall we say anti traditional marriage thugs.

His stand may not be known by many or fetted by the masses, but one day when he answers at the "pleasing bar of God" he will be able to say I resigned rather than fail my firm's client the US House of Representatives. He has another job. I'm not sure the status of the House's DOMA defense.

I know this. We've been told to answer the call and defend marriage. I would say that also applies to supporting those who make moral decisions.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Terri for bringing this critical situation to our attention. When I served as our ward rep on the marriage proposition, several people banned against me. Some sisters in leadership positions refused to make a stand nor pass on any information, even though it came from Church leaders, for fear of offending others in the ward and their neighborhoods. The time to straddle the fence is long gone. It is time to jump off and be counted for what's right.

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  2. Thank you, Terri. I found it interesting to learn that while President then Clinton put on a "good" face in support of DOMA in the U.S., he gave orders to those representing the U.S. in the United Nations to do everything in their power to do just the opposite. We live in deceptive times. We must stand up for what is right and true. Thank goodness we had (and have) living prophets who listened to the Lord and gave us the Proclamation on the Family. There is no misunderstanding that latter-day revelation.

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  3. Terri,
    I have been reading about the devastation caused by the tornadoes. Are you okay?

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