Should you vote based on religion?//


Image via lds.org – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Since I’m writing this on the Sabbath and since religion seems to be playing a bigger part in this election than is normally the case, I thought I would make a few comments about religion and politics.  I read an article this morning about how some black clergy are in a quandary over how to direct their parishioners to vote.  They cannot support Obama because of his stance on gay marriage and they cannot support Romney because of a Mormon doctrinal issue, since rescinded, that black men could not hold the priesthood.  All I can say about this is that it is no longer the doctrine of the Mormon Church and has not been for over 3 decades.  If you question the possibility that the Mormon Church is free of racism then I suggest you ask any black member.  (Mia Love might be a good place to start).

Considering whether religion should be a factor in your vote, I say that Character and Integrity should be a factor, but not religion.  How well a candidate adheres to his religious beliefs should be a factor but not the religion itself.  This is an indication of character.  As a Mormon, I have voted for lots of candidates that did not share my religious belief. Continue reading

Famous blogger, popular writer and all around irritation to liberals… apparently…

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Don’t just peer in at the conservatives, open the door, grab a chair and find out what you’re missing!

I’ll have more political insights on Monday, but for now…. I have just one question…

When liberal haters of all things conservative and truth-based take their time reading my blog, and writing nonsense in the comments section, (half of which I delete with out reading), and then hop over to their own blog and write an entire post about me and my post, and my views, and my stories, does that make me famous in the blogosphere?

Sure seems like it… they say there’s no such thing as bad press!

I can certainly tell you that I have better things to do then stalk around crazy liberal blogs where the blogger writes things totally contrary to what I believe in. Who has time for that? Besides, I have no interest in what liberal bloggers have to say.  But they seem to take quite an interest in us conservatives. Is it kind of like them spying on the opposing team’s strategy session before a big game? But usually all they can come up with is “journalista is a bad writer” (like I care what you think…) and “her post infuriated me (lol… maybe you should look at the facts and stop getting so “infuriated”) I don’t really get it, but they continue to cyber-stalk us and our friends, they get infuriated by our posts which I think is totally hilarious, and they leave ridiculous comments, and try to derail the post topic discussion; and then go bad-mouth us on their own blog or their liberal friends’ blogs, and waste even more of their time talking about us over there (sorry, totally a run-on sentence….is that “bad writing?”).

If you’ll notice, liberal-haters-of-conservative-truth can never intelligently argue the real issues, the only thing they can do is launch wanna-be personal attacks and say how insane we are. They always seem never to “get” what exactly we are really posting about, and instead extrapolate all sorts of other ideas for what they think or want the post to be about. Their arguments aren’t based in reality or on facts, it’s all emotional and completely void of logical reasoning and intelligent political theory. Read all you want, comment all you want, just know that we totally know your game.

I ask my liberal readers…where do your liberal values come from? What are they based on?

For me,  my conservative values and beliefs come from my LDS religion, my views on economics and my conservative political ideology. All three of these complement and support each other. I’m not all over the map, I don’t blow around in the wind, I don’t sit on the fence, I don’t change my mind from policy to social program and back again. I am not confused wondering what to vote on this or that , because I have my belief system solidly in place.

So, thanks for the support from all of my conservative, marriage and family, and political blogger friends! You guys are the best. I know most of us have been under attack and it doesn’t really phase us in the least. And for all of the liberal cyber-stalkers and journalista haters…. I’m not writing for you. I’m writing for people who are actually looking for facts and information, and people who want to learn about conservative views and values. Everyone is welcome here, regardless of your political views, just keep an open mind and you might actually learn something new.

Thanks for reading!

~Journalista

{p.s} if you want to get more conservative information, visit my previous posts, my blogger friends’ links in the side bar, and the awesome people at these websites: biggovernment.com, glennbeck.com gatewaypundit.com, breitbart.com


California Supreme Court upholds Proposition 8//

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The voters, and now the California Supreme Court, have spoken.

Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman. That’s it!!!!!

Today, the California Supreme Court announced their decision to uphold Proposition 8, and the will of the voters, in a 6 to 1 decision!!! Only 1 dissenting vote. Marriage in California is now legally defined in our Constitution as only between 1 man and 1 woman. I totally agree with my blogger friend Pearl, when she said:

I am immensely relieved that this state’s judiciary was inspired to reaffirm the right of the people of California to amend our own Constitution as we see fit.

Society, families and children will benefit from this  preservation of marriage! As for the 18,000 same-sex couples who got married last year during a small window when it was legal, the court has ruled that they will remain valid. I find it interesting though, that these folks think they are married, in a state where our constitution clearly says their marriages aren’t “valid or recognized.” Married or not, homosexual couples retain the same rights under California’s domestic partnership laws,  so hopefully they will learn to be happy with that. They aren’t being deprived of any civil rights like they try to convince everyone they are. I’m just happy that the court didn’t let them hijack real marriage.

The Supreme Court’s website is most likely overloaded, so I haven’t been able to read the justices’ opinions yet. I’ll post more info later! Prop 8 made history today for a 2nd time. I hope that now all of the other states will follow suit…it seems like a lot of them have been willy-nilly passing pro SSM laws lately, but since we know that the nation watches, and often follows, California, hopefully today’s decision will have a positive influence when it comes to preserving marriage in other states.

{p.s.} Pearl, I stole tags from your post! They was awesome! Thanks!!!!