Profile Spotlight Kristie

Kristie did all the right things and was an exemplary mormon mother teaching her children the gospel. As is common she worried about the mormon belief in eternal polygamy but still didn’t stray even after she heard more about honest church history about Joseph Smith’s affair with Fanny Alger which evolved into plural marriage and …

Profile Spotlight Valerie

From full devotion and good mormon stock, Valerie had items on her shelf from an early age. As time went on, the concerns on her shelf accumulated until she couldn’t ignore them all. Her shelf broke through the years of research trying to make it all work. You can’t ignore things once you know them, …

Profile Spotlight Jeremy

Through research, Jeremy finds multiple instances of the church changing doctrine over time as well as some of these changes being led by the law rather than by revelation and prophetic leadership. The story of the first vision certainly evolved into what it is today, it wasn’t even a footnote of church history until 20 …

Yesterday’s Anti-Mormon “Lies” Are Today’s Church Essays

What are the Church Essays? The church has quietly published some essays discussing some hard-to-reconcile issues. There are multiple topics of these essays, such as: Multiple First Vision Accounts, Rock in a Hat Translation & Mormon Institutionalized Racism, a collection of essays about Polygamy referred to as Plural Marriage & even Heavenly Mother. Haven’t heard …

Profile Spotlight Ken

Ken served faithfully in the mormon church for 30 years. He concluded that many so-called facts about church history, church doctrine and church operation were not true. Thus the church was not true. He lambasts the church and its leaders while also calling for an uprising of the disillusioned and the disaffected. He calls for …

Profile Spotlight Keri

Keri has found a much healthier relationship with herself and a better relationship with Jesus by leaving the mormon church. She is not mormon, yet she is happy! I am living my life as a free, educated, single but happy woman who has found a true relationship with my Savior. I am no longer a …

Profile Spotlight John

John found the repeated lack of integrity in how the church uses an ellipsis troubling. Adding to his already shelved issues there wasn’t much that could help in the gospel topic essays. It doesn’t take anti-mormon literature to decipher the mormon illusion, many brave souls arrive via official church material. Even quotes from favorite church …

Profile Spotlight Becca

Becca says after finding the gospel topics essays, her testimony hit an iceberg and sank like the titanic. That’s another way of saying her shelf broke or she deconstructed her faith. I enjoy crafting, cosplaying, and exploring. My favorite place to be is the beach. I am a domestic violence survivor. I was a Mormon. …

Profile Spotlight Bruce

Bruce recollects his testimony was shattered by enhancing his knowledge of church history. He works to reconcile his wife and local leaders as well as an area authority but finds no satisfactory answers. Years later, he is reprimanded for a facebook post calling Joseph Smith a fraud as his local leaders pressure him to recant. …

Profile Spotlight Joshua

Joshua found that the mormon church didn’t actually behave very Christ-like. He suffered months of cognitive dissonance trying to reconcile correlated church history and factual church history. Finally had enough and to resolve the dissonance, had to conclude the church was not the place for him. I’m a family man, a nerd, a technology evangelist, …

Profile Spotlight Brandon

Brandon saw the lack of social justice in the church as inexcusable. When the November policy of exclusion was leaked, he had to stand with his conscience and leave. He even hopes he would have done the same for his black brothers and sisters before the priesthood ban was lifted. “I served a mission and …

Profile Spotlight Lindsay

Mormon church leaders council that research is not the answer, but that stance only works for so long. Once the floodgates of true information open, there’s no turning back. Lindsay found that once she had the information, the only conclusion that makes any sense. She has this poignant epiphany that the church simply isn’t true. …

Profile Spotlight Michael

The critical thinking skills that flourish in logic and science must be ignored in Mormonism. Once Michael applied the same critical thinking, his belief in the church couldn’t hold water. “I’ve always been a fan of logic, science, and critical thinking. I just finally got around to applying logic and reason to matters of faith …

Profile Spotlight Zac

In his quest to find himself, Zac realized he was done living for everyone else’s comfort. He really began to find himself and face his own sexuality. Finding the CES letter helped him open his eyes and see that he’d been conditioned his whole life and never allowed himself to think his own thoughts! “I …

Profile Spotlight Plonx

The CES Letter reaches far and wide and everywhere it unwinds the lies the church tells. Plonx from the Philippines deconstructed his faith and found more happiness after leaving the mormon church. “I started searching about the mormon church. I learned about the CES Letter, the salamander letter, the case of Mark Hoffman, the Book …

Profile Spotlight Denise

The CES Letter exposes many of the church’s coverups and helps readers see through the correlated bologna. Denise accidentally found the CES letter but didn’t accidentally leave the church. “I stumbled on the Post Mormon facebook pages, learned about the CES letter, and all of the lies of the church. I resigned my membership in …

Profile Spotlight Mark

The Gospel Topic Essays are damaging to testimonies in that they skirt around issues that we’ve always been taught to ignore. To be authentic the only route was for Mark to leave the church. “I discovered the Gospel Topic Essays on the church website. They aren’t easy to find, and I found the content to …

Profile Spotlight Michele

Learning and better understanding how mormon polygamy started was the end for Michele in the church. Polygamy could not come from a loving God. “This all started with a search on polygamy. After becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the sorry state of families I see in polygamy in my workplace, I had to know about the …

Profile Spotlight Laura

Laura enjoys finding and living the truth and moves forward in peace. This is why she left. We can’t both live truth and be mormon. It doesn’t work. “I enjoy singing, being outside, my beautiful husband and family, finding and living truth, and moving forward in peace. I was a mormon. I am finally free.” …

Profile Spotlight Francis

The mormon church has hidden the truth and misrepresented church leaders like Joseph Smith while also pressuring members to promise allegiances to the church in the temple. Francis saw leaving the church as a repentant course correction towards a more authentic life! “Throughout the half century of my church membership, officers of the Corporation of …

Profile Spotlight Barton

Barton found the discrepancies in the church’s version of things and in reality after reading the CES letter and all things church history. The church is more interested in protecting its own interests than in teaching truth or being truthful. “I stumbled upon the CES letter and “letter for my wife” by accident. Once I …

Profile Spotlight Rebecca

The church was more a corporate business than a church for Rebecca. The church teachings did not reflect God or Love, rather they were shallow and manipulative. “I have come to realize so much about the construct of the Church and how it was designed for misery and compliance- it was designed as a business, …

Profile Spotlight Debbie

Debbie could no longer teach her primary children as well as her own children the things that she herself did not believe. She refused to be a part of the mormon brain-washing culture. “I found myself correcting my child’s church lessons to what I wanted her to learn. I.e. you are not chewed gum or …

Profile Spotlight Alan

Alan found it impossible to reconcile the truth and science with the church and all the anti-truth he found there. “I was born and raised in the church. I was taught from a young age to value truth over all other considerations. Truth was more important than feelings, authority, or friends. As I grew up …

Profile Spotlight Austin

As a member of the church and also a gay person, the November policy of exclusion in 2015 was the last straw for Austin. “I had my name removed from the records in 2015 when the Policy of Exclusion was leaked. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. By that point, I had …

Profile Spotlight Jim

Jim methodically studies each truth claim of the church and found them all lacking. Each pillar truth claim the church makes is demonstrably false. The church keeps proclaiming these “truths”, in effect pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes. He was then able to write a whole series of books detailing many of his findings! “Day …