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Hi I'm Rees McKay

I am a lover of traveling, culture, and languages. I try and love and respect all peoples and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning languages, experiencing other cultures, travelling and meeting people. I am a student of the Liberal Arts. I will be attending Law School this fall. I have taught English abroad in Honduras and Guatemala.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because being such has provided me with the stability and direction I feel my life would otherwise lack. I chose for a while to find out if this truly was the life I wanted to live, and after thoughtful consideration I determined that a life guided by the commandments of God would help me avoid the temptations of the often enticing options that distract us and offer a fleeting and insubstantial alternative to the eternal. I've visited other religions, lived different lifestyles, including some that were not congruous with the teachings of the LDS church and I have chosen for myself what I feel is unquestionably and unarguably the path that will provide me with the greatest peace of mind and conscience. I've "been there, done that" and I didn't like what I found: A world full to the brim with infidelity, self absorption and ultimately loneliness and sadness. I have found that I am truly happiest when I keep the commandments taught in the scriptures by God's prophets and when I listen to God's living prophets and apostles. I am happier than I have ever been, and I attribute that happiness 100% for my decision to follow God and make choices that gratify Him. I know God lives and that He loves and knows me and my needs and struggles. I believe I can live with God again by following the commandments He has given us through prophets and apostles. I know I am happiest when I sacrifice the things that my physical body wants for the things that my God wants for me. I believe that by sacrificing the things that I think may give me momentary satisfaction for the things that provide me with long lasting happiness, I am fulfilling my purpose in this life, and I am living the best and fullest life possible!

How I live my faith

I simply love visiting and serving those around me. I love to serve and help others. I don't have a specific duty or calling in the church, I just help out wherever I can.

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

Rees McKay
I am a disciple of Christ first and foremost, but in response to this question, I feel it pertinent to mention that I struggle with homosexual attraction. It certainly is nothing I flaunt. I have made every effort to model my life after the Savior and to live as he did. I don't let my sexual attraction stop me from serving others and dedicating my life to God and Jesus Christ. I hold the institution of marriage in very high regard and I support the Church's stance against gay marriage and in favor exclusively of marriage between one man and one woman. I don't know nor do I claim to have all the answers... Should I get married or stay single and celibate my entire life? I look at stalwart members of the church who have never married and lived commendable and fulfilling lives like Sherrie Dew, CEO of Deseret Book and author of many best selling books. She has never married and has stated on numerous occasions her decision to remain chaste and celibate her entire life. I realize that the God expects no differently from me than of any other son or daughter, regardless of whether he or she marries in this life. Jesus said "come, follow me" nowhere do we have record of him marrying, and he's doing alright. If I don't have to opportunity to marry in this life because of my sexual orientation, then so be it. I can still live a Christlike life. I can still love and serve others. I can still be forgiven of my sins. I can still be happy. Show more Show less