Mormon missionaries have become so much of a cultural joke that there is a Broadway musical about them. Mormon missionaries are always trying to get you to take a copy of The Book of Mormon and to tell you about their crazy cult, right? They just want to get you baptized so you count toward their points to heaven. And so the only thing to do is to close the door in their faces or run away and hide. If you don't, they're sure to bore you for the next three hours talking about Joseph Smith, their special bible, and getting married in their secret temple ceremonies.
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Mormon Missionary Rules - Mormon Rules
After putting the finishing touches on a bejewelled angel costume, year-old Brad Harker sums up his life as "one huge full circle". Mr Harker is from a sixth-generation Mormon family and was an ardent follower of the faith, but after decades of being "taught to live a lie", he came out as gay in You were taught, if you were gay, to have shame and to lie. Mr Harker married twice and had four children before he came out. He went on to marry his partner Scott, and says his children continue to be "very supportive" of his journey. The Mormon church, headquartered in the US state of Utah, says it has about , members in Australia.
Coming Out (A Young Returned Missionary Shares His Story)
Description: Elder Abarth has a history of being a rebel. His parents had a difficult time with him in high school because he refused to take direction from anyone who seemed like an authority figure. However, when one of his peers offered him advice, he was more than willing to take heed. After a while, his parents got tired of beating around the bush and trying to find roundabout ways to get through to the boy, so they gave up altogether.
On my mission I lived in an apartment with four missionaries. There was one missionary who I always thought was gay, but it didn't really concern me he wasn't my companion. This missionary didn't hit on other missionaries and was pretty cool - we all hung out on numerous occassions. To be a missionary you just have to follow the rules, so if you're gay or not doesn't necessarily matter which is the same way for just being a member of the Mormon faith - if you're gay you are still accepted, as long as you are living according to the commandments and teachings of the faith.