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Hi I'm Clark

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a biochemistry major trying to decide what to do with myself after serving a mission. I started playing basketball when I was five, I play the piano for the kids at church, I am a word game (especially Boggle and Bananagrams) fanatic, and tasting strange new foods is exciting to me. I have one younger brother and three younger sisters and I have the best parents in the entire world!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I firmly believe that this church is the restored church of Jesus Christ in these final days before His second coming. I'm a Mormon because persistent religious study and sincere personal prayer have taught me that the things I want most can only be attained through Jesus Christ and His church on earth. I'm a Mormon because it fills me with peace and understanding and makes me one of the happiest people alive.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, spending part of my time each week with the hilarious little children. Luckily, I don't have to wait for Sunday to live my faith. During the week I put what I've learned at church into practice by trying to be a better son, brother, neighbor, and friend. I try my best to behave the way a member of Christ's church should behave; with patience, love, and sincerity. In a few months I will leave home for two years to serve a full time mission for the church. I'm really excited to have an opportunity to introduce other people to the source of my joy.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Clark
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. We believe that he restored the same church that Christ established while on the earth. We believe that he was a prophet of God who made it possible for millions to grow closer to Heavenly Father. Because of the sacrifices he made and the enabling service he provided mankind, we appreciate and respect him very much. One reason we talk about Joseph Smith so much is so others can learn that he was a prophet of God. If Joseph Smith was a prophet and truly did what he said he did, then The Book of Mormon is true, this church is Christ's church on the earth today, and people can receive the blessings promised in the gospel that he was so instrumental in restoring. Show more Show less

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

Clark
Our church views homosexual relations as sinful and in opposition to what God wants for all of his children. However, we strongly believe that people who commit sexual sins--as homosexuals and heterosexuals alike--are loved by God just as much as anyone else. We believe that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to all men and women who humble themselves and seek Him out earnestly. Also, we think it is wrong to treat anyone unkindly because of what they think or do or say, especially if we disagree with them. Furthermore, we do not deny that some people are born with very strong inclinations toward sexual sin. If homosexual feelings are not acted upon, a person can participate in just as much as other members of the church. We want to help people who struggle with all afflictions, regardless of cause. Part of our purpose on earth, and a defining triumph of mankind, is our ability to change and grow and improve. Finally, we feel that a society that recognizes marriage as a sacred obligation between a man and a woman is most likely to allow for the happiness of families and the protection of children. Show more Show less