Ready for freedom?
We know from our own experience that leaving the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) can be a lengthy and involved process.
Once you have decided that you no longer want to be a member of the Church, leaving on your own can lead to unwanted contact with Church leaders and renewed attempts to convert. Often the resignation request is not processed until years later or not at all. With our help, you can quickly and easily resign from the Mormon Church and church leaders and members are prohibited from contacting you during the resignation process. We will gladly assist you in leaving the Mormon Church free of charge.
Why should I resign from the Mormon Church?
The Mormon Church stores a lot of sensitive data about you, e.g. your name, address, date of birth, telephone number. If you have children during the membership, also the names and birthdates of your children. Also church data such as baptism date, dates of temple ceremonies, attendance records are kept, members and missionaries are given your data to visit you and write letters. You are talked about in church meetings, how to bring you back to the church. When your children turn 8, the church will try to contact them to baptize your children.
The church keeps your data indefinitely. Even if you do not attend church for 20 years, you will still be listed as a member of the church. As long as you are listed as a member, the church also has a legitimation to contact you or, for example, to obtain information about you from residents' registration offices.
Even though you may have long since finished with the Church, you should still be aware that your name on the Church roll "stands as one of millions of witnesses to the truth of the Book of Mormon and the Church," as Church leaders like to put it.
The church has issued instructions on how parishioners should find out your address, etc. to contact you.
Here is a link to the church's English page, where they are listed.
It is described to go to your last known address and ask your neighbors if you no longer live there. One is to contact your friends and relatives to find out your current address if your phone number is incorrect, contact your phone provider and ask for the new number, write a letter to the old address and ask for the new address if you move, check with the registry office for your current address, search for you on Google, try to locate you on Facebook and social media, etc.
What do I have to do to get out?
In order for the church to delete your data, it must first be able to identify you. Your full name, date of birth and address are sufficient for this.
Enter this data in the form so that we can create a GDPR deletion request for you as a PDF.
We do not store your data!
Then send the letter as an email to: DataPrivacyOfficer@ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Feel free to take us CC (email@example.com) to increase the pressure on the church, and we can support you faster, should the church want to make problems.
At the same time, you can send a printed and signed version by mail to the address in the letter.
The church now has 30 days to execute and confirm your request.
Important: Try to document the further contact process of the resignation as accurately as possible. If the church or its members violate the requests in your letter, you can then file this as a
file a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.
If the church does not comply with your request within the deadline, feel free to contact us to obtain and submit our template for a complaint to the relevant data protection supervisory authority.
Regarding the withdrawal of minors, you will find more information here shortly.
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Who are we?
We are a small group of former members of the Church who have experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way out of Mormonism.
For this reason, we have created this site to simplify the process of leaving and to give an alternative perspective on the Mormon Church.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.