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Hi I'm Bruce.

I'm an electrical engineer. I enjoy chess, music, and languages. I'm a Mormon (although I prefer the term "Latter-day Saint').

About Me

I am a father of one child, and am (at this moment) an avid chess player. I am teaching one of my neighbors to play chess just for the fun of it. I have recently discovered what I think is the longest running television series of all time, "Doctor Who" (first episode aired 1963) and am becoming quite a fan. I have a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and am currently working for a startup company developing a micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) product. To stay fit, I like to play racquetball about two or three times a week.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon faith and many of my ancestors were converts to the chuch. Nevertheless, as I grew older it became important to me to know for myself whether or not the things I had been taught were correct. I made it a matter of prayer and study, and in time, through personal and shared experiences I came to know that the things I had been taught as a child were indeed true.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving people by helping them research their family history, or geneology. It's fun to see their faces light up as they uncover documents with their ancestors' names and signatures on them. I also enjoy helping to teach music to the children, both as a music director and as a pianist.

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

Bruce.
While there are some among our faith that do not truly understand our position on this matter (I have attended at least one meeting in which hurtful and unkind things were said about homosexuals), the truth is that we should love and respect all individuals as children of God. However, the practice of homosexuality is not condoned because it is contrary to God's laws. We therefore make a distinction between the individual who considers him- or herself a homosexual (a loved child of God), and the practice of homosexuality (a sin, or violation of God's laws). As the legalization of same-sex marriages would legitimize the sin of homosexuality, we cannot condone efforts to enact such laws. Show more Show less