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...
Seriously, that’s all the person does is attack the Mormon religion. Have an opinion, but to make it one’s life’s work is mental.
“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...”
They’re in a religious cult, that tells them that if they are good enough and obey all the Mormon commandments, give their money, and perform their service to the LDS church (the “call of God” in Mormonism is literally some fellow calling you up on the phone and asking you to do a mission), that then, and only then, will they be allowed to dwell with their family into eternity and progress into godhood. If they disobey, they’ll be separated from their family forever. Not just in this world, if you are an apostate to their religion, but in the next.
Mormonism gets compared to Catholicism or to other Christian churches because of ignorance of their practices and teachings.
“Seriously, thats all the person does is attack the Mormon religion. Have an opinion, but to make it ones lifes work is mental.”
The reason why he probably posts a lot on the issue is because there are still apologists for the LDS lurking amongst us, and those who do not care for the supremacy of Christian doctrine over all other false religions and cults.
“You are a liar, no one is billed for tithing and you know that. Tithing is btwn you and the Lord. No one shows any Bishop their W-2 to connect to a bill. Find the things you disagree with, do not lie.”
Are you a Mormon? In the LDS, tithing isn’t between you and the Lord. It’s between you and the LDS church.
“Tithing settlement is an opportunity for each ward member to meet with the bishop to make sure his or her donations records are correct and to declare to the bishop his or her tithing status. It gives the bishop an opportunity to discuss with families the principle of tithing, encourage a generous fast offering, and discuss other financial and spiritual matters.”
Oh lease that is the silliest thing I have heard is some time. Fighting Mormonism is nothing new sadly, their lies about Christ and his mission are more than enough reasons to speak out against them...
As pointed out above...
No payment of the mandatory tithe means no Temple Recommend, you are out of the Temple and join the limited Mormons kept out of the secrets of the Temple and the temple worship itself.
“Tithing settlement is an opportunity for each ward member to meet with the bishop to make sure his or her donations records are correct and to declare to the bishop his or her tithing status.”
“Tithing settlement is normally held from November 15 through December 31 each year. In a few countries where the tax year ends at a different time, tithing settlement is also held at a different time.
The bishop should meet with each ward member in a confidential setting, such as the bishop’s office. All members of the ward should attend who live within the ward boundaries at year end. The clerk should be available to supply statements and advice but should not attend the tithing settlement meetings with the members.”
Why thank you for calling me a liar, that just makes me twinkle.
My cousin who was born into mormonism, who mother can trace her lds line back to Joseph Smith attempted to leave when he was twenty years old.
He started receiving a “submit your tithe” letter about two years later.
If that is a lie, he is lying to me.
One of my momron friends told me that her bishop sends the family a tithe letter every month.
One of my mormon uncle and aunt are on a fixed income, so they are required to work in the store house to work off the tithe, and the bishop send them a letter to let them know how many hours.
Of course tithe is between you and God, in momornism it between you and someone in leadership otherwise you don’t get the TR.
Since day one momronism has attacked Christ, I find the work to expose mormonism a job well done.
What role are they playing? Movie or Stage? Ballet or opera?
And appearing to be nice people means, what?
Is Reid still a Mormon? (Yup)
Why are you asking me a question, then answering it?
islamics tries to kill the body
mormonism tries to kill the soul....
I see a difference, why don’t you?
Based on your question it is apparent you know nothing of mormonism.
When the Islamist proselytize and spread their anti Jesus propaganda on FR as the LDS have in the past we'll be there. So far that doesn't seem to happen, not many of them around I guess.
In the mean time you assume we cannot multi task else where...
Nice try with the whole Manson thing, a tick cliché but adorable...
I believe that Harry Reid is among the elite, the most devout, devoted Mormons, a Temple Mormon, and that he is issued special Mormon identification with a bar code proving that he has paid enough, ID which must be renewed annually so that he can enter the Temples of the Mormon elite.
gee: only 100 “jack mormons” in the Salt Lake city area?
Anyone living in the area know of many ex mormons, jack mormons, and those who are estranged from the church but keep some ties.
Sadly, it seems that most ex-mormons wind up as atheists.
shunning happens, but isn’t limited to the LDS Church...
I know of good Christians who “shun” their gay relatives, and I’m old enough to remember when a lot of Catholics shunned divorced members and those who married outside the church. Thank god, Vatican II stopped that one.
And if you really really want to be “shunned”, try saying “I like Sarah Palin” at a party, or mumbling at work “the gay lifestyle is not compatible with God’s idea of marriage”.
We visited SLC a couple years ago. I walked over to the Temple Square just to see it. Cool piece of architecture, so had to go look. I was there on my own, so had plenty of time to take it in. I saw lots of families all dressed just so going here and there. There was a bride and groom and their wedding party having pictures taken outside the temple. They all looked so happy.
It was so sad to see all these probably really nice, normal folks who believe such a big lie. They do not know the true Christ and if they stay in the cult, they never will. I had to leave because my heart was very heavy for them. Tonight pray for Mormons everywhere that someone gets to them with the true Gospel of who Jesus is and what He did for them.
Not sure where your ward is but the ward I familiar with does send friendly reminders.
Please explain. Projecting is so easy to do, but providing factual rebuttals are quite another thing altogether.
Character assassination isn't very becoming.
It does make me "wonder" why mormons can't do one of two things; either provide a reasonable, logical rebuttal or just ignore the post.
But I will say this, from the very beginning of mormonism, mormons have attacked all of Christianity, so you should be well versed in how to respond to that which you call "attacking".
When you dish out heaping helpings of apostasy, damnation and accusations, you should be ready to help yourself to the buffet once in a while.