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Despite the Mormon Church’s Policy Change, People Are Still Resigning

Apr 8, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

This week, the Mormon Church announced that they would no longer put same-sex couples under the “apostasy” label and their children could be baptized without denouncing their parents’ relationship. It took three years, but they were undoing a move that resulted in mass protests and tens of thousands of resignations.

So has the new change led to people returning to the Church?

It’s early to tell, but one indication of how things are going is by checking out QuitMormon.com, the website started by Utah attorney Mark Naugle to help Mormons deal with the paperwork to officially leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The site’s Twitter account publishes weekly updates, and Friday’s update said 303 people had “just resigned from the LDS church,” but those have presumably been in the works for months. I wondered if the website had received more or less requests since the policy update.

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