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Comment by Jon on April 26, 2009 at 3:46am
Jon: I had to "come out" when I had my son and was supposed to give him his baby blessing. I knew I couldn't fake my way through that with a clear conscious. I had my dad do it instead and I sat in the congregation while all the other male members of my family went and stood in the circle. In the end, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. No one freaked out.
Comment by Michelle on April 25, 2009 at 8:54am
Wow, Jon... good luck with everything! We're definitely all here to support you as you "come out" to your family.
Comment by Andrew S on April 24, 2009 at 11:24pm
I've also been lucky. I've had no attempts to contact, but then again, I've been at school a lot (I don't know how long that answer will "work"...especially since I don't go to any student wards here)...and my parents, even if they aren't fully in agreement, still support me.
Comment by Michelle on April 24, 2009 at 10:21pm
I've been lucky. In the 6 years since I left, I haven't had one person come try to find me. I think they might have actually taken my name off, like I requested, and my family has been good about not giving out my information.
Comment by Jezzy on April 24, 2009 at 7:27pm
I guess if something sounds unbelievable... It probably is.

That's a good point, bonzai, they do no doubt count inactive members, and I've heard (though only by word of mouth) that they are stingy about taking people off the lists, even at request.

Speaking of inactivity, they hold monthly meetings to talk about inactive members and how to pester help them. And with home teacher meetings, sacrament, mutual, sunday school, and seminary all incorporated into the typical Mormon's life, it can be pretty hard to break off at all.
Comment by Ben on April 23, 2009 at 11:46am
Another thing to consider is the vast number of inactive "members" they still include in their 13 million figure. When I was on the mission, I'd say easily 85% of people on church roles had been long gone for years but never got their names removed.
Comment by Andrew S on April 23, 2009 at 5:17am
Yeah, I think in the future, we'll start hearing less "fastest growing" propaganda...because, in the US, it's simply not so. There are other churches that can use the basic statistics to shred that to pieces.
Comment by Jezzy on April 23, 2009 at 12:48am
Of course. I brought up Proposition 8, as I had heard, in addition to the "fastest growing" propaganda, that the church expanded with so many new members last year. I have no doubt it's misleading, but I don't know what the wording was, the net growth, decline, etc...
Comment by Andrew S on April 23, 2009 at 12:32am
I mean, to be sure, since america has gained a lot of people since 1990, for the church to keep up its 1.4% of the population, that means it has gained numbers.

but it is not really...growing. furthermore, these numbers end at 2008 or so, so prop 8, etc., things won't 'show' up until later data is released
Comment by Jezzy on April 23, 2009 at 12:25am
I didn't check it, hence the "apparently". Damned infernal TV box, lying to me again... I'm looking through articles now and they all say something different.

Also, that video could consider a song change.
 

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