OK…time to get it off my chest…I am a Mormon. I’m a Mormon who doesn’t always fit the stereotypical mold of what a Mormon is. I tend to vote Democrat, I don’t have a problem ingesting caffeine (though I don’t drink coffee or tea), I only have one wife and my ancestors did not practice polygamy. At times I question our Church leaders, I have my own interpretation of the scriptures, and I’m not blind as to some of the historical lapses of the Church. Yet, on all accounts, I’m a good member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I do pay tithing, I attend church on Sunday, I’m somewhat sociable, I have a responsibility at church, and I enjoy being a Mormon. I think for myself and yet still believe in the tenets of the Mormon church and have reconciled those questions I may have.
How do I fit in to the stereotype? I hope that as I begin sharing some of my thoughts here on Mormon Talk, maybe I can help clear up a few misconceptions about “all” Mormon, or at least about some of us.