The following people have officially either resigned their membership from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or have been excommunicated.We hereby publicly release the Strengthening The Members Committee, Visiting Teachers, Home Teachers, Bishop and Stake President from their duties.Please add yourself to The Black Sheep Roster by sending an email to webmaster --at-- with your story.For suggestions on resigning your church membership click Mormon No , September 2011 My handle explains why.Well, in September 2011, on the 11th, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, nonetheless, some Mormon snitch informed the bishop of the Salem Ward in Virginia Beach, VA (I'm in Indiana now) who had two people come to my apartment door at 5 in the evening to allegedly perform an "inspection." I was down with the flu and was in no shape to attend meetings that day, let alone even talk to these people, and I had two life-size dolls made by a company in Ohio called Candy8teen, at a cost of 00 EACH.I'm High Functioning Autism and have a medical need for them. They then kicked me out of my room and locked the door while they started throwing things away.
Then they got me to talk to the bishop the next day. , 2008 I read Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable (New Directions Paperbook) and then Zen and the Birds of Appetite (New Directions Paperbook) followed by a recommendation of the Tao Te Ching Zen and then other beliefs spoke to my heart in a way that no longer allowed me to believe that this faith could be the one true word of God.
Instead of remunerating, there was a disciplinary court then and there... But then just very recently, I was outside a Speedway convenience store with a pack of Newports and a Monster Energy, when two missionaries asked me if I was interested in talking to them. I have five siblings in the faith and am thankful for the spirituality and community togetherness this religion taught me as a child. , 1991 After grooming (beginning age 11) was full tilt TBM (True Believing Mormon) until age 26.(1975) Many callings, mission, temple marriage, yada, yada, yada.
I was needing to catch my bus home, and politely said, "I'm sorry, but no. Took me another 16 years of study to finally have the integrity, honesty, courage to send in resignation.
I'm excommunicated and I have no interest in a bogus faith, in fact, I'm atheist now." They then tried to leave until one of them came back up to me and had the audacity to ask "I'm just curious, but do you mind if I ask if you feel bad that the Holy Spirit had left you and you can't get into Heaven? " They then left, but not before I said, "you better tell the Salem Ward in Virginia Beach that they owe me at least ,000 for some dumb stuff they did! What a feeling of relief that washed over me after posting the letter. I was to live the best I could and not give a rip about what others were saying about me.
" I said, "What part of 'I don't want to talk to you' don't you morons understand? Two weeks later, that feeling over whelming joy washed over me again when I realized that for me, ALL religions were bogus. My life job was to love me and trust others to love themselves and figure out life one day at a time, making adjustments as needed.
There was no bogey man in the sky waiting to chastise me. , 5-6-04/6-18-07 My bride (2nd) of 22 yrs & I excommunicated the Church within two weeks of each other.