Mother Who Knows
Date: December 02, 2017 03:11AM
I didn't want to resign, because I felt I had the right, as an American, to just leave, and attend or not attend any church I pleased. I didn't want to jump through their hoops, since they had no authority over me.
The Mormons forced me to resign, because I couldn't stand the harassment, anymore. They pounded on my door late at night, in groups of 2 or 3 men--often strangers--uninvited and unannounced, of course. They wouldn't stop pounding, until I finally would yell through the door: "I'm not opening the door." They knew I was home, and lived alone. At first, I let in the bishopric, and the stake presidency (I was the stake organist, and there was a shortage of organists), and my HT's and some neighbor men. These men threatened me, and insulted me. They maligned me unjustly, when my children were there, and my son stood up and told the men to leave! I backed him up, and went and opened the door, without saying anything (I was too upset to speak), and stood there until they left. I wanted the threats, bullying, lies, and gossip to stop. I was a good person, and didn't deserve being disrespected. All this convinced my children that they should resign, too, and we resigned together.
Resigned stopped 80% of the stalking and harassment, for me, but my children are still being pestered. A senior missionary tracked down my son, from a picture of him with a Mormon friend on Facebook. She called the Mormon friend, and of course his loyalty was to the cult and not my son, so he gave the missionary my son's address. First the boy missionaries came, then the girl missionaries, then the neighborhood bishopric, etc. My son has money, and he has children that they are trying to lure into Primary, through neighborhood friends. My son keeps telling them that he and his family are Lutheran, but nothing stops them, because my son and his wife are very polite and nice. We live in SLC, and I guess we will never be able to completely shake off the Mormons.
The only thing the Mormons understand is a loud "NO", repeated about 50 times, with no explanations attached, no smile, no politeness, just a slam of the door. Slam! You are out!