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Hi I'm Lexi Melton

I grew up in South Carolina. I'm an artist with an interest in insects. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to- nah, I'm just joking. I just really like that movie. But hi! I'm Lexi, and I LOVE the arts. I love to sing, dance, act, draw, play guitar, and... well... let's face it-I suck at most sports.... not saying I won't get up and try it. Ultimate is ALWAYS fun. So is disc golf... Anyway... I love going around singing from musicals and getting weird looks from people, (Especially when I sing from something like Zombie Prom or Urinetown). I'm a double major in art and theatre, and those are my passion!! Other than insects. I LOVE bugs. Don't tell my roomates, but I have some dead beetles in a box on my shelf. What? I use them for art projects! You know those little frames with cool insects inside them? yeah.... I'm also a writer. I have two self published books, and I'm currently working on my first novel- Wish Upon a Star. It's about Martians and humans, and spider people on the moon and what not. My mom originally thought it was a romance... boy was she wrong... More of a... thriller, sci fi adventure, horror, mystery type of book. But the thing I really love doing the most, is drawing. It's right up there with being an actor or a theatre techie. I'm a cartoonist, and if you really want to see some of my stuff, go to deviantart.com and check out my profile! I am alienaritist7812. (And yes. I know it's spelled wrong...) Wow. I've kind of ranted a lot... Sorry! bla bla bla.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, but both of my Grandfathers were converts. I didn't really understand what it is to be a Mormon until my sophomore year of high school-when I read the Book of Mormon for myself. The feelings that I get from reading that book are... almost indescribable. It's like a warm welling in your heart that causes you to choke on joy, bringing you to tears. It's like there is an imminent implosion of happiness to come out of your soul to envelop your life. But I don't just go on feelings. The church's teachings just make sense to me too. I like how in depth the teachings go, because I am a lover of knowledge. And the fact that there is always more to learn, is almost overwhelming. But one of things that gets me most is nature. I went on a cross country road trip with my family, and some of the stuff I saw could not have been created just by accident. There had to be a higher power involved. For instance, on Independence day, we stopped by at the Badlands, where the most gorgeous sunset I have ever seen lit up the sky like God's own personal fireworks. And have you ever looked at a bug? A simple beetle is so meticulously detailed-something had to have made it. And if God would take so much time putting so much detail into something so small, then I know it means something to Him. And if a little beetle could mean so much to Him, then I know I mean more to him...

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith is basically by living it. I know the church sometimes gets a bad rap from people, so I just try to be the best person I can be. So when it comes up and someone asks why I can't drink coffee, I can say without fear that it's because I'm a Mormon. I try to be nice to everyone, (even if it really is hard sometimes...) I also live my life by service and loyalty. (Maybe that's why I'm a Gryffindor on Pottermore!) But in all seriousness

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Lexi Melton
In fact, in my home ward, we have Hispanics, African Americans, Caucasions, Samoans, Japanese, and others that I can't remember. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Lexi Melton
Well, and many of the Saints at that time were being killed, especially the men-leaving many women to raise their children on their own. And back then, women couldn't do as much on there own, so being a single mom was even harder. So I think another reason was so they could help those single mothers so they could get past the restricting laws. Show more Show less