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Hi I'm Eric

I'm currently studying Public Relations. My wife and I want to adopt and have kids of our own. and, yep, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 22 year old college student and am currently studying Public Relations. I love the ability that it provides me to help other people, and improve communication with others. I love cooking. Curry. Red Beans and Rice. Jambalaya. Burgers. Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. Fajitas. You name it, I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I love Jesus. I love reading His teachings in the Bible and how He came to earth to Atone for our sins. Without Him, I would be nothing and have nothing. He is my Savior and I love Him so much. However, not only have I found faith in our Savior through the Bible but through the Book of Mormon. It testifies of Jesus on every page and I know it's a true book written by ancient prophets-just like the Bible. Not only that, but I know that there is a living prophet testifying of Jesus today. His name is Thomas Monson. Imagine that, a living prophet. A man who speaks for God on this earth. It's just like being able to listen to Moses, Isaiah, and Peter testify of Jesus. That's why I am a Mormon. I love Jesus. I know the Book of Mormon is true. Thomas Monson is a Prophet. If you love Jesus, then read the Book of Mormon and listen to the words of Thomas Monson, they will only help you love Jesus even more.

How I live my faith

I am a part of my church family by organizing events for the ward (congregation) to participate in. My wife and I plan events such as Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day parties. We also handle ward camp outs, cook offs, and movie nights. This may not seem like something that important in a church, but it's a way that we can all fellowship one with another and support and life each other up. The other members of our ward are our friends and we enjoy spending time with each other, it's one of the ways we are able to "come in the unity of the faith" (Eph. 4:13) However, these activities aren't like an exclusive country club that only certain people can come to. We invite everyone to come and participate with us, regardless of whether they're Mormon or not. That's one great thing about the Mormon church, we don't turn anyone away, and everyone is welcome to come to our church or activities. We love visitors.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Eric
All people are children of God and He loves each and everyone of us.So, because God loves His children, He gives us commandments to live by-just like parents give their children rules. He does this to help us find greater happiness in life, He understands that by giving us rules and guidelines we will be happier in this life. This coincides with how a parent tells a child not to touch a hot stove-they'll burn themselves. Likewise, we will be spiritually harmed when we break the commandments God has given us. As we break these commandments we will feel as though something is missing, we will be lacking the peace and happiness that comes from God. So, we follow the commandments God has given us because we know that that will result in the greatest happiness we can experience in this life. One of those commandments is the Law of Chastity, which prohibits all sexual relations outside of marriage. God has defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. This is why the church doesn't approve of engaging in homosexuality, the same way it doesn't approve of pre-marital or extra-marital sex. These acts are against the commandments of God and lead only to unhappiness. If someone decides to engage in homosexual acts, we don't shun or hate that person, we still love them as children of God and as our brother or sister, but we don't approve of their actions. We don't approve because we know that it won't lead to everlasting happiness. This is why homosexuality and same-sex marriage is so important to the church. It's so important because we feel that the way to happiness is by following the commandments of Jesus Christ. We invite all to follow Him and learn more of Him by studying the Book of Mormon and the Bible. However, we still respect the decisions of other people and respect their ability to choose for themselves. Show more Show less