Skip to comments.Resignation Event En Masse 6/29, 7pm, SLC [Mormons becoming ex-Mormons]
Posted on 06/29/2013 5:44:06 PM PDT by Colofornian
June 29, 2013.
7:00 pm open to the public.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
In June 2012, around over a hundred people showed up to support resignation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (also known as the Mormon or LDS church). This year, they are doing it again. Former and current members of the LDS church will be marching on Ensign Peak at 7pm on June 29, 2013, in a mass resignation event from the LDS church.
This event means a lot to the people who are involved. Resigning from the church is a milestone for some, showing that they no longer want to be associated with the LDS church or its practices. Many people never resign who no longer believe. Those who do resign do it to make a statement, either to the church, themselves, or their families. For some, that statement is simply to stop the church from contacting them to return. For others, that statement is for themselves, marking that they have moved beyond church culture and church beliefs. And still, for others, that statement is about disagreement with church history or practices, such as the Evergreen rehabilitation program, the polygamous nature of both Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, and changing church doctrines.
For many who resign, Mormonism has been a culture and way of life. Leaving the church can be a traumatic experience for some, as those people adjust to a world outside the church. As an example, people who leave the LDS church may not experience their first coffee, tea, or alcoholic drink until they have left the church, which could be in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Many people who stop believing in the church feel that they have to learn to live a new life.
Members can resign from the LDS church by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with their full name, date of birth, and membership number. Other information such as baptism date and their ward or branch can also be supplied. A letter can also be sent to Member Records, 50 E North Temple, Room 1372, SLC UT 84150-5310.
I have two former lds cousins who have been trying to get their names off the roles for about two decades now.
One even gets a bill for his “tithe”, he sends the letters back with a “take me off your blakityblank rolls....even when he moved they found him.
I’ll have to let them know about this yearly event.
Praise God! This is a very difficult choice to make, especially since it will mean, in many cases, the shunning of particular individuals by their families at the behest of the LDS. But it is better to be free of a lie, then to remain in it.
"Around over a hundred" out of twelve million Mormons? Only a very narrowly focused group could consider that newsworthy. The wording also makes it seem like the "around over a hundred" could include some of the same people from one year to the next. I am not Mormon, but I would guess their leaders are not worried except in the sense of what they see as lost souls. I suspect the Catholic Church (I'm also not a member, although I have many ex-Catholics in my church) wishes it had so low a rate of departures.
My wife was a Mormon, so to speak. Never practiced seriously. One night two young men knocked on the door. They knew she was living there and came specifically to speak to her. She told them she wasn’t a Mormon anymore. They “warned” her they’d have to take her name off the books in SLC. My wife said “That’s fine. My name is in a much bigger book.”
Many lds will tell shunning never happens, of course we know that is the lie.
At least leaving their church isn’t a violent beheading punishment experience, like islam. Does LDS punish them in any way? Other than keeping them on the tithe mailing list? Just asking... I’m a “recovering Methodist”. Heh.
OK, they leave. Where do they go?
Note to self.... Never join a cult.... Mormonism is a cult.
Twenty lies, misdirection, religious bigotry, and paragraphs of hate. Come on to Jesus Christ our Lord and only Savior, repent sinners.
The 12mil is a world wide figure.
6mil in the US, with about 25% no longer attending.
I am surprised the number is 100 or so, most people think if they just stop going, at some point their names are removed for the roles.
lds have to formally request removal.
Yes, they are “punished” in a sense shunning by family/friends is very common, if they are married their spose may divorce them, if they work for a mormon they could lose their jobs, plus you will read on FR today that some are told they will go to hell now.
Do they lose their heads, are they killed no, they are punished in an emotional way.
Those of us who have mormon families/friends have experienced these things and seen them, in some case it ends very badly.
What a beautiful answer! You have been blessed with a wife like her.
So if they leave the LDS, they HAVE to start consuming caffeine and alcohol?
You saying mormonism is that, correct (I agree)?
You are telling people about Jesus, correct (I agree)?
QUESTION ... Is Nevada senator Harry Reid still a Mormon?
What anti-mormon attacks?
There has been exposure of mormonism on the Religion Forum, if you have a counter argument to the items posted please provide them.
Mormons for the most part are good people...
they have big families and seem to be pretty close knit families ( like Catholics used to be)....lots of children...