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Hi I'm Logan

I am a husband and father of two young girls. I've written a novel that sits on my computer. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a thirty-something man who I guess is pretty normal. I have a wonderful wife and two beautiful little girls, a 9-5 type job and a mortgage. I grew up in rural Wyoming but now make my home in suburban Atlanta; besides the traffic and the lack of mountains, I enjoy the South. Someone said that unless you are making something, it isn't a hobby - it's a pastime. If that's the criteria, my pastimes include reading and a vice for video games, while my hobbies are writing and doing side projects around the house.

Why I am a Mormon

I BECAME a Mormon because that is the faith of my parents and the only thing I knew. But I haven't lived with my parents for 13 years... I am STILL a Mormon because of the doctrines and principles of the faith. Clarity and comfort in my life comes from the Mormon doctrine that my existence is of an eternal nature: I existed before I was born as a spirit son of a Heavenly Father, which means I'm not alone; this mortal life is not all there is to existence, so my decisions in life come from an eternal perspective; death is not the end but the beginning of another portion of my existence, which gives me hope and peace. The knowledge of this plan makes me appreciate my Savior Jesus Christ even more, as without him all these efforts would be in vain. I am grateful I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

For two and a half years I woke at 5am five days a week and taught an early-morning scripture study class to high school aged youth from our local congregation. The most impressive thing about this experience was that a group of teenagers were also willing to wake up early and participate for an hour before school in discussing spiritual matters. I now serve as the president of an organization that consists of men ages 18-50+. We meet weekly at church to discuss and learn about the life and teachings of our Savior; additionally, we are organized by twos and assigned to do something called 'home teaching'. Home teaching consists of being assigned to visit a few families every month from the congregation and deliver a spiritual message to their home, as well as assist them in any other ways they need help. This can range from helping someone move to finding someone to fix their car.

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

Logan
The Church does not state that homosexual tendencies or urges is sinful, but the acting on these tendencies or urges would be to commit sin. The same standard is held to the sexual impulses of a heterosexual individual, as the Church considers any sexual acts as sinful outside the bounds of marriage. This leads into another portion of the question: why the topic of same-sex marriage is something the Mormon Church gets involved in. The Church gets involved in relatively few political matters except when they involve issues that threaten the family. Since Mormon's believe that families are eternal and that men and women have different but equally important roles that extend beyond this mortal existence, the Church is an active supporter of efforts that protect the definition of marriage as that of the union of man and woman. Show more Show less