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Posted by: whatthejosh ( )
Date: June 28, 2013 08:51PM

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 msr-confrec@ldschurch.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.

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Posted by: Hayduke ( )
Date: June 28, 2013 11:32PM

Bump

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Posted by: CA girl ( )
Date: June 29, 2013 01:35AM

Hope this snowballs. Thanks for the info.

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Posted by: RPackham ( )
Date: June 29, 2013 09:26AM

Minor corrections:

Membership number is NOT required.

Member records is no longer at 50 E North Temple. The present address is
120 North 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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Posted by: tapirsaddle (not logged in) ( )
Date: June 29, 2013 04:10PM

Awesome! I would be there but,

1. I've already resigned

2. I don't live in Utah

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Posted by: Once More ( )
Date: June 29, 2013 04:15PM

Please provide better directions for the meeting place? Where does this event start? Driving directions?

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Posted by: Once More ( )
Date: June 29, 2013 04:18PM

Website link?

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Posted by: deco ( )
Date: June 29, 2013 04:19PM

Will there be a keg there?

It will be reported that this project only happened because people are incapable of living to the high standards of the LDS church.

It will be painted as these people wanted to sin, have drug and alcohol problems, and mostly a problem with porn.

It may also be spun that the resigners are actually celebrating DOMA being overturned by Satan.

I would not be surprised to hear of faith promoting rumors that Satan was actually spotted above the area.

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