BYU honor code dress and grooming standards – Mormon Facial Hair

The church is famous for strongly pressuring members to follow a dress and grooming standards and whenever possible requiring it. They suggest that members follow the grooming standards but require every volunteer missionary who are paying their own way (or at least their parents are in many cases), every volunteer temple worker, and every student …

Shrinkage

Shrinkage, shrinkageLooks like the Church is suffering shrinkageThey always bragged the Church had grown, but nowComplete statistics are never shown  Lying, hiding The Church’s numbers we aren’t buyingNow, if an apostle says that the Church has grownWe know an apostle who needs to atone  Count the apostatesThe declining birth ratesAnd the excommunicationsAdd them all togetherGrowth claims …

Abbreviated Mormons

What type of Mormon are youWhat do you call your brand If the name is too long-winded It will be written in shorthand  Mos. stood for MormonsUntil we were notifiedThe name was a trick of SatanThat Rusty Nelson rectified  Ortho-Mos. are orthodox Mormons They believe what the prophets have saidAnd when the prophets do conflict They abandon the ones …

Mormonism Makes Liars of Us All

Mormonism makes liars of us all. It starts when we are oh so very small. Nothing is more phony, Than a young child’s testimony. Repeating whispers in his ear, From a proud parent standing near, “I know the Church is true And the Prophet must be too.” Though the congregation may be enthralled, Mormonism makes liars of us all.  Mormonism makes liars of us …

Doubt your Doubts?

The church struggles to understand the exmormon community. That is, if they even have the intention of understanding. They are quick to vilify and dismiss those who have chosen to leave. Church leaders have even resorted to calling exmormons names. They try to control the narrative about those who leave. They try to “tell our …

Is there a Purpose?

Must there be a purpose to have a meaningful life? Some of us find purpose and meaning in a faith transition after navigating groundlessness of a faith crisis and stages of grief. Others still debate whether this purpose is objective or subjective to each of us. Can we have different purposes? Is there one universally …

What happened to Mormon.org?

Do you remember the mormon.org website? Members were pestered relentlessly to create a profile online to share their testimony and answer gospel questions. Everyone was encouraged to share their personal url on social media too! Here are some example profiles: Some profiles even backfired and brave disaffected members posted what they actually thought, until the …

The Tithing … Ellipsis

Punctuation Lesson An ellipsis (…) is used to omit unnecessary detail from a quote. It usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning. (It also functions to indicate that the speaker has trailed off and left a sentence or thought unfinished. Like here… …

Site update

Just two months since launching the website and there are now nearly 30 profiles telling their story! Amazing to give voice to so many and as we each share our story, collectively they are stronger. The site itself has had a lot of new functionality and updates as well, here is a quick list of …

Find Your Own General Conference Voice

It’s General Conference weekend. Time to listen to the church authorities share their messages #ldsconf #generalconference Do you want a voice too? Share your story on wasmormon.org #nofilter

What a couple weeks

Last week I had an inspiration from the fact that the old mormon.org website was redirecting to a new domain. Plus, I was working through writing my own exit story to help me process all the deep emotions involved in a personal faith transition. I combined the fact that I was perturbed that my old …

Tell Your Story

This site enables anyone who desires to share their story. We each have a right to tell our own story and there is so much compassion and understanding to be learned in the reading and sharing of these stories. Each story can help faithful mormons understand their friends and family who have left, while also …

Press Release

CALLING ALL POST MORMONS Why should such a site exist? MARCH 14, 2019 — Visit wasmormon.org for real stories of mormon faith crisis and to contribute your own! This new website is a collection of these stories because each transitioning mormon has an important and interesting story. Browse profiles and real individual’s answers to hard …