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I am a Latter Day Saint, more commonly known as a "Mormon"

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Do you practice Polygamy?

No we do not, this I copied from www.lds.org and explains is WAY better then I can:

President Gordon B. Hinckley, prior president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the following statement in 1998 about the Church’s position on plural marriage:
“This Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church.... If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.”
At various times, the Lord has commanded His people to practice plural marriage. For example, He gave this command to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon (Doctrine and Covenants 132:1). At other times the Lord has given other instructions. In the Book of Mormon, the Lord told the prophet Jacob “for there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife: and concubines he shall have none... for if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things (Jacob 2:27-30).
In this dispensation, the Lord commanded some of the early Saints to practice plural marriage. The Prophet Joseph Smith and those closest to him, including Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, were challenged by this command, but they obeyed it. Church leaders regulated the practice. Those entering into it had to be authorized to do so, and the marriages had to be performed through the sealing power of the priesthood. In 1890, President Wilford Woodruff received a revelation that the leaders of the Church should cease teaching the practice of plural marriage (Official Declaration 1).
The Lord’s law of marriage is monogamy unless he commands otherwise to help establish the House of Israel (see Encyclopedia of Mormonism Vol. 3, pp. 1091-1095).

Why do we not wear crosses?
We believe in celebrating Christ's life, not his death. So we choose to not wear them.
Can Mormons be friends with people who aren't?
Of course we can! We have the agency of free will! We can be friends with who ever we choose. We believe that everyone is created equally. I have several friends who aren't Mormon and some of them are my closest friends. We don't discriminate against people who aren't. We believe everyone is GOOD.
What is the word of wisdom?

We don't drink or do drugs. Why? Because Heavenly Father has simply asked us not to. Yes, back in the day and as stated in the Bible, they did drink wine. But since that was a very long time ago, the church as evolved and so has the church. God has revealed through our prophets and said he doesn't want us to partake of those things because we are to treat our bodies like a temple. Keep it pure and clean. Do people drink who are Mormon? Do people do drugs who are Mormon? OF COURSE! Everyone has their free will and can do whatever they want. Temptation is real, the world is real and people, EVEN MORMONS, are human and make mistakes. Can we be forgiven of these things if we choose to repent? Of course! If you go to Heavenly Father and ask with a sincere heart, anyone can be forgiven, no matter what you have done in your past.

What is a mission?
At the age of 18 years old for boys and 19 for girls, LDS youth can apply to go on a church mission. They go out and spend 2 years (18 months for girls) serving the Lord by trying to find people who are searching for religion and truth.
Can you still be a Mormon if you don't go on a mission?
Is everyone required to go? No, everyone is encouraged, but never forced. And you can still go to church and be apart of our church even if you choose not to go? Of course, everyone has free will and choice (do you see a pattern here?) No one is forced to do anything they don't want to do.
What do we do in the temple?
The temple is a very sacred place where families can be sealed together for time and all eternity.  We believe that after death, we can live together and be with family forever. It is also where many things are done to continue the work of the Lord. What is done in the temple isn't secret, it's just sacred so we choose not to openly discuss all the ordinances performed there. Nothing weird is done inside. No child/animal sacrifices, no one is naked, no one kisses other people (rumors I've heard from other people). Everything has a sacred meaning and reason.

Have more questions? Feel free to email me, or jump onto www.lds.org for addition questions.

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