Fully active Mormon until 11 years ago. Resigned about 4 years ago. Still struggling at times to make a life for myself socially -- one of the hardest problems for Ex-mo's after leaving, IMO. In general - very happy, even though life with my "left-behind" family is a constant source of slices of pain. One has to make sacrifices if one desires to be free!
I would like to offer you the opportunity to read my controversial new novel, A Mormon Massacre, available on Amazon. Here is a little information about the book:
This modern-day novel is informed by the actual massacre of 150 innocent Americans allegedly by Mormon zealots in the Utah Territory in September of 1857. This reigned as the largest mass slaughter of Americans by Americans until the Oklahoma City bombing, excluding the Civil War. In present-day Nashville, Tennessee, Jeremiah Cameron grows up with a prejudice against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the murders in 1857. Many Camerons died at the hands of Mormon assassins at Mountain Meadows.
Jeremiah’s hatred multiplies when his father, Luke, informs him that his mother suffered abuse at the hands of her Mormon husband after being forced into marriage at twelve years old. Due to his father’s association with the Mormon Victim’s Action Committee, Jeremiah gets an opportunity to go undercover in hopes of exposing Mormons as abusers. With his father’s encouragement and the knowledge of his mother’s horrific experience, Jeremiah accepts M-VAC’s offer to train and insert him into an LDS community.
Jeremiah’s objective broadens when he sees more than he expected. Now he wants to expose the entire Church as a violent and dangerous fraud.
If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com and let me know which format you would prefer (Kindle, Nook, pdf, Word).Thank you.
You are one busy lady! On top of it getting to be crunch time for the exmo conference.
It makes me tired just thinking about all the irons you have in your fire.
Have you ever thought about asking Bengt Washburn to come to the conference as an exmo comedian to talk and entertain us? I just discovered this kid and he is hi-larry-us.
Are you hosting a party at your house in September? I heard some talk about it awhile ago, but don't remember if a date was set. Also, if you are hosting a party, are we to bring something?
Thanks, Jenny and Jim
Ted's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. His topic isn't polygamy, but Christian Gay-to-Straight camps which he went under cover to investigate and experience. The gist of his story can be found here: http://www.alternet.org/story/146557/?page=entire He's also an ex-mormon.
Susan, are there any openings for additional presenters at the Exmormon Foundation Conference? I am in touch with Ted Cox, an ex-mormon journalist who went undercover to a Gay-to-Straight Christian weekend retreat and had quite the disturbing experience. You can read more about his experience here to determine if it's something that would be applicable to an ex-mormon audience: http://www.alternet.org/story/146557/?page=entire