I've posted before about the casual survey of ex-Mormons I undertook to help myself (and hopefully others) understand the complicated, nuanced reasons people leave the LDS church. What I posted — a breakdown of the 660 responses I recieved, based on broad categories like "social issues" and "church history" — necessarily paints a picture of... Continue Reading →
I surveyed 660 ex-Mormons on why they no longer believe the LDS Church is true. This post starts a series of deeper dives into what I discovered.
Imagine that you’re 16 and a group of older men is standing in front of you, the closest one telling you that your body is a wonderland. You’re not at a sugar baby convention, though. You’re at church, and you’d rather be almost anywhere else. Maybe he didn’t quote John Mayer, exactly, but he may... Continue Reading →
The LDS Church came out on Monday in opposition to the federal Equality Act, a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under anti-discrimination laws. Big surprise.
I'll never forget the first time I wore a sleeveless dress to work. I pulled off my jacket like I was voluntarily giving up my shield in a medieval battle. I looked around the office out of the corners of my eyes to see if anyone noticed. I sat hunched over all day and went... Continue Reading →