Life as a Mormon (Excerpts of ExMormon bulletin board)

Missionary experience in Europe. (see the bottom of this page for additional Mormon Missionary experiences)

Possible Causal Factor in Apostasy: European Missionary Service?

Posted by Scott Sanders on May 16, 1998 at 17:19:40:

A Mythical Mormon Mission

This story was a sequel which a couple of us created based on cliff hangers from the previously submitted post and this was the result. This was started by a Mr. A. Mr. E is me (Eric). We had both served missions and used that experience in creating this story. The story evolved between the two of us over a few months as we posted. A few definitions are listed for the non-Mormon who has happened to stumble on to this.

Women and Child Abuse in Mormonism

From: drameana@yelmtel.com
Subject: My Story - Used with permission

I have been wanting to write this for a long time, I just did not know where to start. I thought that it would be best to start at the beginning. I want to say that this is my experience with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( the Mormon church).

The Mormon Church Hides its True History

The following, along with many other articles on this web site, clearly demonstrates that it is official policy for the Mormon church to hide significant portions of its history to keep the history "faith promoting".

Brief Stories of those Who Left the Watchtower

The paragraphs in this post are from courageous "Apostates" from one of the "One and Only True Churches of God." This was submitted by a member of our ex-Mormon mail list.

These sweet souls have to go through some many similar things as us ex-Mormons.


Private Pain, Public Purges: A History of Homosexuality at Brigham Young University

Preface to the Lecture
Below is a copy of the lecture Connell O'Donovan gave on April 28, 1997 at UC Santa Cruz on the history of homosexuality at Brigham Young University (BYU).

He has issued a formal challenge to the BYU administration to acknowledge the atrocities it has committed over the years against Queer people, publicly apologize for them, and offer monetary reparations to its victims of electric shock and vomiting aversion "therapies".

Books to Read

There is a concern about "anti-Mormon" literature. The implication being that if it is "anti" there must be something wrong with it. That can only be assumed if the Mormon church is telling the truth. Many of us have found it is not. There is some extremely poor material out there such as God Makers II. I would never use innuendo or lies to combat a lie, but unfortunately the producers of God Makers II stooped to trash and it confuses Mormons.

Blood Atonement in the Mormon Church


By Jerald & Sandra Tanner
(This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake City Messenger, Issue No. 92, April, 1997)

It is a well-known fact that the early Mormons suffered a good deal of persecution at the hands of the Gentiles-i.e., non-Mormons. The prophet Joseph Smith and his brother were murdered by a cowardly mob that took the law into their own hands. A number of Mormons lost their lives during these early years. Unfortunately, however, many Mormon historians have overlooked the other side of the story.

Blacks and the Priesthood in the Mormon Church

The following article was written by a Christian, Peter Elias. This web site, www.exmormon.org, is not a pro-Christian site. I included this article in its entirety since it is one of the best documented sources for quotes on the LDS leaders' views on Blacks I have read. There should be no doubts after reading this about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' position prior to 1978 on Blacks and the priesthood. All comments and statements in this article are from Peter Elias
Eric, June 14, 1997.

Date: Mon, 26 May 1997
From: PeterElias@aol.com