LDS Church Urges Members to Contact Senators on Marriage Amendment
Meridian Magazine makes it easy to contact your Senators in support of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sent a letter to its congregational leaders throughout the United States, urging members to “express themselves” on a forthcoming vote in the United States Senate relating to the definition of marriage.
The letter, signed by the First Presidency of the Church – the faith’s highest governing body – draws attention to the Senate vote scheduled for 6 June on an amendment to the federal Constitution that would “protect the traditional institution of marriage.” It will be read to congregations at the start of Church services this Sunday.
“We, as the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, have repeatedly set forth our position that the marriage of a man and a woman is the only acceptable marriage relationship,” the letter says
We are informed that the United States Senate will on June 6, 2006, vote on an amendment to the Federal constitution designed to protect the traditional institution of marriage.
We, as the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, have repeatedly set forth our position that the marriage of a man and a woman is the only acceptable marriage relationship.
In 1995 we issued a Proclamation to the World on this matter, and have repeatedly reaffirmed that position.
In that proclamation we said: “We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”
We urge our members to express themselves on this urgent matter to their elected representatives in the Senate.