Sunday, November 27, 2005

Fellow Mormons

Although I left the Mormon Church decades ago, I'm still a member. Quitting seemed like a bigger hassle than what it was worth--the requirement to appear before a "Bishop's Court" felt too much like a violation of my personal sovereignty.

I feel differently now that the Church has essentially endorsed torture. I can't allow my name to be associated with them any longer, not even nominally. I'm sending my resignation letter today. I urge you to do the same. Instructions for doing so can be found here. Please be sure to cite their endorsement of torture as your reason for leaving.

From what I understand, Bishop's courts or interviews are not always required anymore, but I'm going to demand one in my letter. I want to hear them explain why they oppose a bill to ban torture while supporting efforts to persecute gays. I want my local Church apparatchiks to consider what's being done in their name.