If you have decided that you can't live a lie any more, and are ready to embrace your freedom and embark upon the journey to your true destiny, we stand ready to help. You will come to know far greater joys than any friends or family that may disown you as a result of leaving the LDS church. Know that we are here, and that you are among friends.
A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from someone in another organization that wanted to share with us the best method to leave the LDS church. I am making that information available here. It turns out that you can contact them via e-mail and leave just as well as you can via conventional mail. We are including both methods here..
It is recommended that you send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org formatted more-or-less as follows. The items in [brackets] are optional, but may help if known...
To: Confidential Records: email@example.com
Subject: Resignation of membership in LDS church
My full name is ______; my date of birth is ____________ . [I was baptized on ___(date). My membership number is ______.]
My residence address is _______ [in the ________ ward/branch].
I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, effective immediately, and request you to remove my name permanently from any and all of your membership records. Of my own free will and choice I withdraw from any and all oaths, covenants, priesthoods, and callings associated with your organization. I fully understand that this removes any and all "blessings" that were promised, baptisms, temple ordinances, etc. obtained through your organization.
I wish no further contact from representatives of your church except to confirm that my name has been removed from your records. I expect to receive that confirmation within a reasonably short time.
You need to state essentially the same items in a written letter. It is recommended that you have it notarized. If you have minor children that you wish to include, you may include them in the letter as well. If they are old enough, they may sign too.
One such letter that is often recommended is as follows...
Your date of birth
Your current address
Member Records Division, LDS Church
50 E North Temple Rm 1372
SLC UT 84150-5310
This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it is effective immediately. I hereby withdraw my consent to being treated as a member and I withdraw my consent to being subject to church rules, policies, beliefs and 'discipline'. As I am no longer a member, I want my name permanently and completely removed from the membership rolls of the church.
I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the 'seriousness' and the 'consequences' of my actions. I am aware that the church handbook says that my resignation "cancels the effects of baptism and confirmation, withdraws the priesthood held by a male member and revokes temple blessings" I also understand that I will be "readmitted to the church by baptism only after a thorough interview".
My resignation should be processed immediately, without any 'waiting periods'. I am not going to be dissuaded and I am not going to change my mind.
I expect this matter to be handled promptly, with respect and with full confidentiality.
After today, the only contact I want from the church is a single letter of confirmation to let me know that I am no longer listed as a member of the church in any way.
(you can add any comments or reasons here)
Your name, printed
To either method you may add anything you wish. My choice is a line which states "I declare myself free from the bondage and slavery of god, which I was in through your organization".
I hope this is helpful to those of you that have been caught up the chief religion of bondage and slavery to god. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or to learn more about us.
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