Letter to the Editorby Angie

Mon
20 Oct 2008
1:10 pm
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Last week I voted “Yes” to the Tri-Valley Herald’s online poll, “Do you support Proposition 8?”  In addition to the poll, there was a link to submit a 50-100 word response to the editor as to why or why not.  I put my two cents in, emailed the poll link to several friends, and proceeded to forget about it.  Yesterday, though, a friend in my ward named Sandy Guyman approached me before Sacrament Meeting and said, “Congratulations!  You’re famous!”  …I had to admit, I had no idea what she was talking about, so she laughed and said that the Herald published my comments in Saturday’s Letters to the Editor!  I’ve submitted so many responses and comments on various sites over the past couple of weeks that I couldn’t even remember what I had written in that case!  Since we don’t take that paper, Sandy kept it for me and her husband brought it over to us last night.

I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the Herald’s website.  They have a page of links for Letters to the Editor, but there is no link for October 18ths letters.  Anyway, here is what i wrote:

“Various ethnicities receive ‘civil rights’ because the distinctions of race are completely innate and beyond their control.  The choice of whether to act or not act on homosexual passions or appetities may be difficult, but it IS a choice.  . . . And it happens to be a choice that (in 2000 at least) the majority of Californians did not think warranted legal endorsement.  Californians who still feel the same way should continue to stand up for these beliefs by voting Yes on Proposition 8.”

Jim and I spent quite a while last night reading the rest of the responses, and I’d like to share my favorite:

“I think children all deserve to have a mother AND a father.  Men and women have different strengths and they compliment each other.”  …emphasis added by me, because I certainly hope so!  :)  The misspelling may have been a Lapsus Clavis, but I agree with both the literal and intended meaning.

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  1. Angie
    1:40 PM on October 20th, 2008

    By the way, the results of the poll were…

    Yes: 78%
    No: 22%

    I know polls like this aren’t the most accurate portrayal of the actual local voting population, but it’s still encouraging!

  2. Angie Witt
    2:31 PM on October 20th, 2008

    Very well put. The way you stated it is exactly what I have thought for years. While it may feel ‘natural’ for some to have those sort of feelings and urges, it is, in fact, a choice to do something about them.
    Bravo for making your voice and the voice of many, many others publicly heard!

  3. Kristyn
    9:47 AM on October 24th, 2008

    I just wanted to say how impressed I was that you were wearing a “yes on 8″ button at the grocery store

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