I never used to give this much thought at all, the concept of the Church being so highly involved in Prop 8. I've given it much thought recently and here is where I am. I don't believe the Church should be allowed to have a say in such a thing. If the Church requires its members to NOT participate in a same-sex marriage, then FINE!! They have every right to have that as a rule and to punish those who break said rule. If the punishment is excommunication, okay. That being said, I have every right to disagree with the Church and to go my own way if same-sex marriage is what I'm searching for.
At this point in time I am not searching for a wife. That's not my point. My point is that the LDS Church, or any church for that matter, should not have a say in federal government. I just don't get it.
Here are more of my feelings, so eloquently shared by A Gay Mormon at BYU on his own blog. I love what he had to say.