About a month ago, I blogged about Proposition 8 and same-sex marriage. In that, and subsequent blogs, I discussed the use of blogs, Web sites, and video to communicate the issues and inform. This has been interesting to watch in a debate that has been so emotionally-charged. As you likely know by now, voters in California, Arizona, and Florida amended their state constitutions to establish that marriage will continue to be between a man and a woman.
You may be interested to read an article in the Newsroom today, where the Church explains its involvement with moral and ethical issues. It also reminds us to be civil in our interactions. “We hope that now and in the future all parties involved in this issue will be well informed and act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility toward those with a different position. No one on any side of the question should be vilified, intimidated, harassed or subject to erroneous information.”
Today’s technology allows us to interact in ways never before possible and sometimes with a level of anonymity. Nevertheless, we need to remember to keep our conversations respectful, polite, and accurate. You may wish to refer to the helpful guidelines provided in the Newsroom about engaging in dialogue about the Church.
Update, March 28, 2014: See also “Same-sex Marriage” in Gospel Topics on LDS.org.