Forestpal (not logged in)
Date: June 21, 2017 01:58PM
Evidently, you wouldn't have to do anything drastic or "sinful." Mormon good-old-boys-clubbers seem to be OK with men cheating on their wives. They're fine with polygamy, if it isn't publicly seen. Child molestation? Read "Paintinginthewin's post. My little girl was molested at a ward campout, by the bishop's high school senior--creepy and ugly--son. A lot of kids witnessed it, when my daughter screamed, but the bishop threatened them not to tell, and even my daughter didn't tell me, until the day we resigned from the cult.
It would be rewarding to teach the TRUTH in a Sunday school class, and to have interesting class discussions. I did that, but was not excommunicated. I was just "offered another calling." I played Beatle's songs on the organ, and "In the Garden of Eden", but no one listens to the postludes, anyway, as people are shoved out of the chapel before they can talk to each other.
You are free labor, so the cult wants to hang onto you. You are also a number, and Mormons are number-conscious. If you have children, they are future free labor.
Most important in the Mormon cult is MONEY! So--simply refuse to pay them money! This is not a sin. Tell them you are donating directly to charities like the Red Cross, or American Cancer Society, or March of Dimes, etc. They will not like you, if you don't pay tithing. Tell them you never will, again.
They didn't excommunicate me, because they needed an organist. Mormon men came to my house, un-anounced, in groups of two or three, beating on my door, late at night. The men I did let into my house maligned me in front of my children, and threatened me with God's wrath, illness, financial failure, failure of my children. My own children asked the men to leave--on two separate occasions. We were going to just walk away, like people do in other religions, but the Mormons harassed us to the point that we had to resign, to make it stop. They did stop, but they now shun us. Ten years later, our happiness and success has dispelled the threats. I just ran into one of the men who broke into our house and pulled my sons out of bed, and kicked and shoved him out the door and into his van for church. The thug looked past me, like I wasn't there, like I was a lesser being than him.
The truth is, the cult needs you more than you need the cult. Don't worry, you won't be excommunicated. You can continue with your double life, and pray that your children aren't too badly damaged by the cult.
Staying in the cult does NOT "make your family happy." Just the opposite is true.
Nothing--not the shunning, harassment, gossip and lies, threats--nothing was as bad as the way we were treated when we were members of that cult. Leaving was a piece of cake, compared to the Mormon abuse my children and I suffered.
If you want to leave, then resign, and I wish you all the happiness in the world! However, you need to rescue your children and your wife. Don't leave them alone to deal with the Mormons, without you.