The Constitution
of the United States


“And now verily I say unto you concerning the laws of the land… that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. Therefore, I the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;
“And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil” D&C 98:5-7.

Do anti-marriage laws maintain or erode the rights and privileges of God’s Gay and Lesbian children?


“When was the last time you read the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, or the Declaration of Independence? I am amazed, every time I read those sacred documents, how sound and thorough they are.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, of the Quorum of the twelve Apostles Ensign, Oct. 1999, 77.

Do laws and amendments to prevent Gays from marrying support or undermind God’s “principle of freedom”?


Can you believe that when the Lord says “all mankind” He includes his Gay and Lesbian children too?



When a journalist asked President Hinckley about his belief regarding the Constitution he said, “I felt it was inspired, that both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were brought forth under the inspiration of God to establish and maintain the freedom of the people of this nation. I said it, and I believe it to be true. There is a miracle in its establishment that cannot be explained in any other way.’
“... the United States [is] the protection of free men everywhere, the manifestation of the power of the Almighty... May God bless this nation...” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Aug. 1999, 75-76.

“The principles and philosophies upon which our constitutional law is based are not simply the result of the best efforts of a remarkable group of brilliant men. They were inspired by God, and the rights and privileges guaranteed in the Constitution are God given, not man derived.” Elder Russell M. Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Ensign, May 1999, 119; also Dec. 1999, 66.

“To sum up this whole question: In these days of uncertainty and unrest, liberty-loving people’s greatest responsibility and paramount duty is to preserve and proclaim the freedom of the individual, his relationship to Deity, and,...the necessity of obedience to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ -- only thus will mankind find peace and happiness...” David O. McKay, Conference Report, April 1950, 37.