Friday, May 15, 2009

More Americans Now Pro-Life

I know that I just posted, but I found this article by Gallup which states that, according to the Gallup poll, a majority of Americans now consider themselves pro-life (51%) than pro-abortion ("pro-choice"/42%) for the first time since Gallup began polling on this issue in 1995. Also, roughly the same amount (23%) think abortion should be illegal in all cases as think it should be legal in all cases (22%). I find this interesting considering that, on the whole, Americans seem to be growing more "liberal" on social issues. I wonder what has caused the shift in the "right" direction on the abortion issue.

Marriage as a Mormon Value

A friend of my forwarded me this article from the Washington Times. I found it very interesting, especially since I had attended one of the singles wards mentioned. It is interesting to read an "outsider's" view of the marriage oriented culture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I also thought this was a good precursor for a series of posts I plan on getting up soon related to the current marriage debate going on in the United States.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I have always been grateful for the mothers in my life: my mother, my grandmothers, my mother-in-law, my aunts, my friends' mothers with whom I am close, etc. I have always related to the following quote from Abraham Lincoln: "Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Recently, however, my love and respect for mothers and motherhood have increased as I have watched my own beautiful wife become a mother, the mother of my child. It has been an amazing and touching experience for me. So, thanks honey, thanks mom, thanks mom-in-law, thanks grandmas, thanks to every mother out there who does so much to shape the future of our society for the better.

I came across the following video put out by my Church for Mother's Day. I hope it reminds those who watch it of how grateful they should be for their angel mothers.