Date: January 12, 2018 08:57AM
It's funny that half the responses seem to be telling me that I wrote my question wrong. I know exactly what I'm saying:
Prior to 1985, resignation was called "voluntary excommunication". The church lost a lawsuit and had to accept resignations. http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1127964
The 2006 handbook explicitly tells leaders not to use the term "excommunication" when dealing with resignations.
My question was: is there any real difference? I've decided, nope, it's just a legal dodge and administratively, you have just exed yourself. They have to avoid the term to avoid slander charges.
I wasn't asking from the Exmo perspective. I know what that is like. I don't know why any Exmo would submit to being exed, unless you want to grandstand. I already resigned a few years ago myself.
I was just curious what the church does with your records if you leave, and what they would do if you wanted to come back (which I have no intention). The answer I found is that you have to be rebaptized, and you can face disciplinary action if they think you did something bad, like marry another man (which I have).
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2018 09:08AM by axeldc.