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Resignation Letter to the LDS Church

Resignation Letter to the LDS Church

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Published by Christopher Maile
Resignation Letter from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Resignation Letter from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Published by: Christopher Maile on Jun 25, 2013
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To Whom This Concerns,
This is my formal letter of resignation (this “Letter”) from the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints (the “LDS Church”).
Effective immediately I hereby terminate any consent tobe treated as a member of the LDS Church or to submit to the LDS Church
’s beliefs and/or
disciplinary procedures. If you attempt to contact me in any way, except via writtenconfirmation of (1) receipt of this letter, (2) completion of the internal LDS Church proceduresrequired to remove my name from your membership rolls and (3) handling of my requests withrespect to records (as described below), I will take whatever legal action is necessary to enjoinsuch contact.
 
I have given this matter a considerable amount of time and thought and I have alreadysuffered long emotionally, mentally and spiritually since having to make this decision. Beingborn into this organization I did not really have an opportunity to contemplate and question theteachings of the LDS Church I grew up with until I was preparing to serve a mission. Needless tosay, I
feel I’ve been made
a fool and I feel
betrayed by the only thing I’ve known to be true the
majority of my life.After an immense amount of research and contemplation, I have found that there aretoo many discrepancies in official LDS Church history with that which is established in reality byprimary sources of historical evidence. This evidence (readily available on websites such asmormonthink.com) shows that the LDS Church as it stands today is nowhere near the same LDSChurch that was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. and I believe that the vision he had for thischurch died with him in Carthage.Even then, I cannot in good conscience continue to subscribe to the belief system andworldview espoused by LDS Church doctrine and its leadership, factual or not, as it is
contradictory to what I’ve found to be
the most moral and ethical law of all: the natural law of the universe. I have found the organization which stands today is a perverse attempt toconquer private property, finances and resources through the direct brainwashing, conditioningand manipulation of its members and their children, especially through the exploitation of guiltgenerated by the very things that make the members of your organization human. I wouldeven go so far as to call the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a draconic organization, one that is detestable to the cause of humanity andincompatible with a free society that strives to evolve into the modern era. This is not anorganization I wish to be even remotely associated with.I consider my baptism, admission to the priesthood and all other LDS Churchproceedings involving me to have been conducted without my lawful consent, as I had notreached the legal age of majority at the time such proceedings occurred. Such proceedingswere void
ab initio
. Please disregard all such proceedings and either (a) destroy all originalrecords and copies thereof evidencing such proceedings, or (b) send the original records to me

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