Matt, originally from Brazil, encountered the LDS church while he was a foreign exchange student in the US. He decided to pray about the truthfulness of the LDS church’s claims, and, after receiving his answer, he joined the church, served a full-time mission, and baptized both of his parents. Still, there was a question about how his sexual orientation would fit into his newfound spiritual life. He “wanted to make sure that whatever he choose in his life would be according to what the Lord wanted.” He had a powerful experience when he knelt down in prayer and received the answer that “the Lord would never take his blessings away” from him, no matter what he chose for his life. Matt is now happily married to his husband, who he is confident will take him everywhere he wants to be in this life and into the eternities.

 

(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of some aspects of what it means to be homosexual and Mormon today.)