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Hi I'm Chad Snow

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happily married to my wife Rachael. We have 5 kids. I'm an attorney in Arizona and represent people who have bad injuries at work. I love playing and watching soccer and am a huge Real Madrid fan! I am the Chairman of an organization called Citizens for a Better Arizona whose goal is to promote more moderate and tolerant politics in Arizona.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my mother is LDS and my father isn't. I was allowed to attend many different churches as a child. Over time I realized that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints most closely resembled the Church that Jesus Himself organized and His teachings. When I turned 19, the decision to go on an LDS mission was an easy one. I served for two years in the Spain Bilbao mission, teaching the people of Spain the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the Church because as I live its teachings, I am blessed in every aspect of my life - personal, professional, spiritual - everything. Unlike other churches I attended, the teachings and positions of the Church don't change according to popular opinion or the whims of men. The Church also has great programs for my children. It is a great help for raising our children to have many of the Christlike qualities that I want them to develop, including charity, tolerance, service, and humility. I love that the Church is the same throughout the world. No matter where I travel, I meet members of the Church who share the same values and goals. The same lesson being taught Sunday in Phoenix is being taught in Rome and in Accra. It is like a great family spread across the world.

How I live my faith

In our local congregation, I am one of the leaders of the young men between ages 12-14. We actively participate in the Boy Scouting program and teach the boys the qualities they will need to be successful husbands and fathers. I try to show others that being a Mormon doesn't mean that you can't enjoy life or have a good sense of humor. Our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy, and to enjoy all that the world He created has to offer.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Chad Snow
The Church is very careful not to wade into politics or political issues, including endorsing political candidates or parties. However, when the Church feels that a moral issue is involved, it feels that it is the prerogative of a religion to give its members guidance or make its position clear. One recent example is the immigration issue, a very controversial one here in Arizona. The Church stated unequivocally that "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned that any state legislation that only contains enforcement provisions is likely to fall short of the high moral standard of treating each other as children of God." I was proud of the Church for taking a principled stand on such a controversial topic and the Church's statement went a long way towards cooling some of the rhetoric behind the issue. One big misconception of the Church is that all of its members are ultra-conservative Republicans. There are members of the Church as varied as Harry Reid and Mitt Romney. There are many Mormons of all political persuasions and members of the Church can be found on both sides of most political issues. Show more Show less