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2015 Exmormon Foundation Conference: "Leaving A Legacy: ExMormonism and the Quest for Integrity", Oct. 16-18, 2015. Archives from past Conferences can be found at the You Tube channel, Exmormon Foundation.
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The Bulletin Board is very active - July 2015. New archives will begin again later this summer. I have needed a break. There are over 1,500,000 posts in the main board. The archives have over 1500 topics to read. Many folks and news organizations follow the Bulletin Board as it always has up to the minute information on the Mormon church. Non-Mormons and ex-Mormons love how they can get Mormon news before their Mormon families and friends.
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Emotions experienced when first comprehending that Mormonism is not what it claims to be. Shock, horror, relief, excitement? Nov. 2012
Recent DNA testing from soil samples gives further evidence that the Book of Mormon is just 19th century frontier fiction. Horses in America Sep. 2012
An excellent letter and summary of Book of Mormon issues written to
apostle Jeffery Holland (May. 2012)
Holland - Book of Mormon
A father writes about being excluded from his son's wedding 6 years ago because he, the father, was an unbeliever. My Son apologized for Mormon temple wedding!
Admittedly, not all Mormons are as extreme as these in this story, however their arrogance and feelings of superiority are quite common. (May 2012) Mormon Relatives Visited for a Week
A life of sacrifice for the Mormon Church. A Very Sad Sacrament Meeting Story
A non-Mormon mother writes about her and her children's experience living in Utah. Life in Utah is often difficult for non-Mormons with young children. Mormon640
Rare is that person who will say, "I’ll admit I was wrong all those years and I’ll face the consequences of those that will scorn, shun and ridicule me”. Mormon636
Why Mormons believe in Big Foot. Mormon637
More on the Mormon ad campaign. Mormon650
Book of Mormon and recent (Aug. 2010) DNA studies. Mormon601
Strange new advertising claiming Mormons are normal. What happened to, "We are a peculiar people?" Mormon629
Mormon Church in Africa. Mormon624
The Mormon Church is growing its Internet presence by using hundreds of web sites and millions of dollars in Google advertising. Mormon625
A Family Church? Sons and daughters of Bishops give their perspective. Mormon618
Amelia's Palace - The mansion built for Brigham Young's favorite wife. Mormon610
Kevin Garn - A Pedophile, a Bishop and the Majority Leader in the Utah Legislature. Mormon605
Mormonism creates severe hardship for many members. Mormon604
Stick to the manual and stop thinking. Mormons instructed to not use outside sources, especially the Internet, when teaching from the lesson manuals. Mormon598 (Jan. 2010) Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. (Mormontimes Magazine) Mormon599
Ward council meetings are filled with Gossip. Mormon612
What Shocks Mormons and non-Mormons as they learn about Mormonism. Mormon505
A concise summary of life as a Mormon. Mormon558
More on the Mormon Temple Rituals as seen on these videos. Mormon533
The Mormon Church in its official church magazine, "The Ensign", uses a story of a struggling single mother of 6 as an example of paying tithing. The mother would rather have her children homeless and hungry than to neglect paying tithing. Blind obedience or mindless irresponsibility? Mormon583
A Family Church? A non-Mormon mother writes about being excluded from the Mormon temple wedding of her convert daughter. Mormon503 Also, women discuss their temple weddings. Mormon507 Excluded from brother's temple wedding. Mormon541
Newly Discovering the Facts on Mormonism? Feelings and depression. Mormon457
Mormon Belief Interferes with Rational Decision Making. A concise summary of the dangers of believing in Mormonism and in magical thinking. Mormon439
Racist teachings. Missionaries and Blacks - Brazil 1970. Mormon480
Should Joseph Smith be judged by present-day standards? Smith and polygamy. Mormon451
Polygamy, Big Love and Joseph Smith: Mormon Polygamy
DNA and the Book of Mormon. Read the article in the USA Today. The story that Dr. Simon Southerton submitted to us as to why he left Mormonism due to DNA evidence is at whyleft125.htm. Also, an interesting discussion on Mormon apologetics and DNA is at Mormon391.
The Second Anointing. A personal experience. A look into the inside of one of the secrets of the Mormon Church. Mormon508
BYU Students Commanded to have Children Now. Do not wait: Mormon390
Mormon Church Changed the Temple Ceremony Again in Jan 2005. Mormon386
Child Molesters Expose the Fallacy of Church Callings. Mormon384
Jul. 2015 Active lawsuits are now progressing against the Mormon church for failing to properly care for its missionaries. Mission presidents are notorious for not providing medical care to missionaries as it is an expense to the mission. Missionaries often fail to report medical issues as they do not want to exhibit they are lacking in faith. We do not want any more young men and women to suffer life long illnesses, due to their missions, when they could of been prevented.
Jul. 2015 Mormon Church is building a massive housing development in Florida The Mormon Church is primarily a real estate holding company.
Joseph Smith - Polygamy
and Young Women
appetite for young women now officially recognized by the Mormon Church in one
of its essays on LDS.org.
May 2014 The missionary surge is officially a bust... 44% more missionaries, 4% more conversions. Many returning home early.
Mar. 14, 2014 Monson England Court Case - 1st day - observer transcript. Interesting comments from the attorneys defending the Mormon corporation. Monson Case British Court Case - 1st Day
Mar. 2014 Anonymous essays are now defining Mormon doctrine and history. Mormon Church, "If you do not like the current version of doctrine or history, we will rewrite it for you". See current polling method used by the Mormon church. Mormon Church is Polling on its New Essays
Feb. 2014 Charges of Fraud against the Mormon Church in England. Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, Tithing required to gain salvation/enter the temple etc. Complaint based on British law that prohibits false representations made to secure a profit. Feb. 7, 2014 Statement on the summons: Joint Statement
Details of Criminal Fraud Case against Mormon and Co
provided by Tom Phillips (pdf):
"District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe, who signed the summonses, ACCUSES Mr. Monson of 'DISHONESTLY' making a gain for himself or another' by asking two men to pay tithes on the basis of 'UNTRUE or MISLEADING' representations." (emphasis added)
Dec. 2013 Authorship Of The Mormon Church's Anonymous Essays on Blacks, Polygamy, etc. - by Steve Benson "I have had a recent, long, direct and informative discussion with a well-placed and highly-credible Mormon Church source, which focused on the question of who, specifically, authored the historically-revisionistic essays that the Mormon Church has now placed on its official website. Just let me say that these essays were not written by members of the Quorum of the Twelve or the First Presidency." Authorship Of The Mormon Church's Anonymous Essays
Dec. 2013 Mormon Church throws Brigham Young under the bus for his racist teachings. These same teachings were "official" until 1978. Updated at the LDS.org/topics website. Mormon church explains past ban on blacks Related topics: God's will? , God's-prophets-are-imperfect
"In 1949 the First Presidency reaffirmed the Church's position: 'The attitude of the Church with reference to the Negroes remains as it has always stood. It is not a matter of the declaration of a policy but of direct commandment from the Lord, on which is founded the doctrine of the Church from the days of its organization, to the effect that Negroes may become members of the Church but that they are not entitled to the priesthood at the present time" Official Declaration - First Presidency (BYU.edu)
Oct. 2013 Yet another sex abuse law suit against the Mormon Church. Church leaders are accused of covering up allegations that the son of local church officials sexually abused 12 children over the course of more than five years. The suit alleges that the church, through its leaders, has tried to intimidate the families of the children suing the church and has allegedly directed fellow church members to try to convince them to abandon their claims "lest they run afoul of church teachings regarding forgiveness. Martinsburg Lawsuit
July 2013 New York Times reports on a failed attempt by Mormon authorities to answer serious questions about the Mormon church from Swedish members. These members were troubled as a result of learning the real history of the Mormon church on the Internet, versus the content in the whitewashed official manuals. The Internet is Destroying Mormonism
June 2013 Mormon missionaries to work out of local church buildings to proselytize on the Internet and to give tours of the local church (ward). They (and local members) have been pushed to reactivate those who no longer attend. Non-Mormon parents should be aware that Mormon missionaries will attempt to convert your children through social media. June 23 2013 - World-wide Leadership Broadcast and Called to be a Chapel Missionary
Feb. 2013 Mormon Church income annually through tithing is estimated at 7 billion dollars. $7 billion in tithing
Jan. 2013 Mormon General Authorities have a very comfortable life on the backs of tithe paying members. How Mormon General Authorities are Paid They can afford to shop at the Mormon Church's 2 billion dollar City Creek Mall.
Dec. 2012 The new Mormon website - MormonsandGays. "We believe that with an eternal perspective, a person's attraction to the same sex can be addressed and borne as a mortal test. It should not be viewed as a permanent condition". Did Anything Really Change?
Nov. 2012 The long term effects of polygamy. The Genetic Catastrophe That Has Sprung from Polygamy
Sep. 22, 2012 Twede excommunication scheduled due to his writing of factual history of the Mormon church and criticism of Romney. New York Times Weighs In
Sep. 11, 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre -120 members of the Francher party traveling through Utah executed by Mormons. Mountain Meadows
July 2012 A recently published in Free Inquiry estimates that the Mormon Church donates only about 0.7 percent of its annual income to charity; the United Methodist Church gives about 29 percent. Charity
July 2012 Mormon Church claims 4 times as many members in Brazil than the 2010 Brazilian census data. Both the JW's and Seventh Day Adventist's membership claims are consistent with census data. This is another example of inflated Mormon membership statistics. Brazil
Aug. 2012 update. The Mormon Church's City Creek Center shopping mall and condo development is at 3 billion dollars (or more) per Salt Lake Chamber's Can-Do Coalition. The entire redevelopment of downtown SLC is: Five Billion Dollars An organization that spends more on real estate to develop malls, condos and resorts ($500 million in Hawaii alone) than on helping the poor is, by any definition, a corporation, not a religion. The published figures range from $1.5 billion for the mall to $3 billion. $5 billion is for the total development downtown. The Mormon church does not open its books. We have published figures from KSL and Deseret News - both Mormon owned. Thomas S. Monson, the Mormon prophet at the opening cheered, 'One, two, three—let's go shopping!'. He has rarely spoken in public since. Mormon Mall City Creek profits are tax free
May 2012 The Mormon Church falsifies US membership data for a national survey. Church Statistics
Mar. 2012 A little background on Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney's Mormon Secrets
Feb 2012 The Mormon Church has continued to baptize Holocaust Jews. Baptisms for the dead
Feb 2012 The Mormon Church has become even more intrusive by requiring members to wear their sacred long underwear [garments] even while doing yard work. Garments
Jan 2012 The Mormon Church's humanitarian aid now amounts to $6.73 per member per year - from an official Mormon publication. Humanitarian Aid
Jan 2012 Another Mormon run Ponzi scheme defrauds fellow Mormons. Another Ponzi
June 2011 More pressure to pay tithing, yet the Mormon Church never discloses its finances. Mormon647
Mormon Church to spend more than $3.0 billion on a shopping mall in SLC. Three years ago the cost was $2.0 billion. More money is being spent on this mall and related development than given in total charitable aid in the last 30 years! Is this a church or a corporation? Donations to the Mormon church are not helping the poor. Updates: $38 million to divert City Creek to flow through the mall plus treat the water. A comparison to other large building projects. Mormon403 Parts A, B, C. D. and E.
May. 2011 Yet another Mormon run Ponzi scheme defrauds fellow Mormons. Mormon645
Feb. 2011 Multi-level marketing companies are second only to tourism in bringing in revenue to Utah. Mormon639
Jan. 2011 The Mormon idea of service is to clean the bathrooms of a multi-billion dollar corporation. Mormon634
Oct. 2010 Apostle Boyd K. Packer's talk on homosexuality is edited after it is given in conference due to public outcry. Mormon632
Aug. 2010 R. Dean Udy, LDS Church Regional Representative, in prison for running a Ponzi Scheme bilking fellow Mormons of over $20 Million. Affinity fraud is rampant in Utah and in the Mormon culture. Mormon631
Aug. 2010 Deseret News is being downsized. Yet more evidence of current financial problems. A new $15 million dollar building was erected for them just a few years ago. Mormon630
Aug. 2010 Condo Prices Slashed 50% at Mormon Church owned City Creek. Mormon403e
Jun. 2010 Mormon Church eliminating more paid custodians. It appears it is experiencing a cash crunch in financing the City Creek multi-billion dollar mall project. Members are now expected to do more of the cleaning of meeting houses, temples and other church properties. Mormon615
Dec. 2009 Mormon Church to spend over $100 million (estimate) on a hotel/resort complex in Hawaii. Mormon595
Oct. 2009 Apostle Dallin Oaks lacks the moral authority to lecture anyone on civil rights. Mormon591
Oct. 2009 Apostle Holland misleads members with his Book of Mormon prop and his assertions. Mormon587
Aug. 2009 The Mormon Church appears to be abandoning the Book of Abraham, a supposed translation by Joseph Smith from some common Egyptian funeral papyri. Mormon586
Jun. 2009 Mormon Church has spent nearly $600 million to bail out Beneficial Life via Deseret Management over the last 2 years. The Mormon Church can find hundreds of millions to fund failing institutions, yet it is unwilling to help average members. Mormon581
Apr. 2009 Dallin Oaks, Mormon Apostle, tells members at the Easter Midwest conference, via satellite broadcast, that the church will not help them during these difficult economic times. Mormon576. Members who paid tithing all of their lives will find that the church will refuse to assist or, at best, grant minimal assistance with heavy guilt placed on the member for asking.
Feb. 2009 The Mormon church receives more than 5-8 billion dollars per year in tithing alone from US wards [congregations] based the on experiences of ward clerks and gives less than 1.3% in charitable aid. Mormon565
Jan. 2009 The Mormon church initiates a hiring freeze and continues to work on the 2 billion dollar mall in SLC. Freeze
Dec. 2008 The Mormon Church being investigated for its involvement in California's Proposition 8. Mormon559
Sep. 2008 A Mormon High Priest has been threatened with excommunication for writing against an anti-gay amendment in California. TV Story Neb. and TV Story SLC Also follow the discussions on the bulletin board. Recovery bb Public opinion has forced the church to delay the court date to after the Nov. election. See Court Delayed
Sep. 2008 (updated) Mormon apologists now fighting other Mormon apologists over the alleged locations of the Book of Mormon events. Mormon534
July 2008 A Mormon man was excommunicated for his calendar of shirtless male Mormon missionaries. The Marriott corporation and its Mormon owners are one of the largest purveyors of hard core pornography in the US. The Marriotts have never been reprimanded. Instead, they are held in high esteem by the Mormon hierarchy due to the large amount of tithing they pay. To read about the excommunication of Hardy, see: Mormon539
June 2008 Depression wide spread in Utah. ABCNews Story
Mormon Church to spend more than $2.0 billion on shopping malls in SLC. More money is being spent on these malls than given in total charitable aid in the last 22 years! Is this a church or a corporation? Donations to the Mormon church are not helping the poor. Mormon403
May 2008 Mormon Church attempts to gag the Internet regarding posting the "Handbook of Instructions". Mormon528
Apr. 2008 - Mormon prophet wants former members to return. Comments from former members. Mormon524
Mar. 2008 - Utah is the state with the highest rate of depression. Mormon521
Dec. 2007 – Mitt Romney has a casual relationship with truth Mormon502
Dec. 2007 – Utah now leads the nation in depression. Mormon499
Nov. 2007 – Book of Mormon Change: Lamanites are no longer the principal ancestors of the American Indians. Mormon492
A Missionary’s food and personal hygiene budget slashed to $4 per day in the USA. Mormon477
Utah Leads the Nation in Bankruptcy filings again. Mormon356
Newsweek publishes an article for the Mormon Church by a BYU graduate. The author at least admits that Joseph Smith used a seer stone in a hat for ‘translation’, which is quite different from the official church teachings. She also admits that Smith was a polygamist. Mormon433
Limits of Free Speech in Mormonism. A BYU Philosophy Professor fired for writing his opinion. Mormon449
This site contains a significant collection of
stories of those who have left the Mormon Church.