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Mormon group plans mass weekend resignation from church
Troubled by issues ranging from polygamy to gay marriage, several dozen Mormons plan to resign this weekend from the church en masse in an unusual public show of defiance in Salt Lake City.
Mormonism bills itself as the one "true" Christian faith, and its theology promises families eternal relationships among those who remain faithful, sealing those gifts through special religious rites. Those bonds are deemed nullified when one's membership is revoked or resigned, said Larsen, who lives in Lehi, Utah, and has not baptized her two children.
In addition, Mormon culture often stigmatizes those who fall away, leaving some without social or business connections. Such consequences are widely documented on the Internet through blogs and websites such as exmormon.org, post-mormon.org and podcasts like those posted at mormonexpression.org, which is run by Larsen's husband, John Larsen....