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tess replied to chipsandhotsauce's discussion DO YOU STILL RUN INTO OLD LDS FRIENDS OR CHURCH MEMBERS?
"After 40 years of being "out" I feel deeply sorry for people in the LDS church. When I was in the church, I was taught racism as a child and did not know it (blacks) were cursed with dark skin. Are you kidding me, why would you ever tell a…"
Jun 18, 2015
tess replied to chipsandhotsauce's discussion DO YOU STILL RUN INTO OLD LDS FRIENDS OR CHURCH MEMBERS?
"Oh my gosh, chipsandhotsauce, when you said invisible a light went off.  Can't be accused of being mean or non loving that way.   If you treat someone invisible it gets the message across loud and clear without having to do a thing."
Jun 17, 2015
tess liked MikeUtah's discussion Micah's exit from Mormonism
Jun 16, 2015
tess liked Avalyne's discussion Pious, Perfect, and Comatose
Jun 16, 2015
tess liked Andy's blog post My brief time as a seminary student
Jun 16, 2015
tess commented on Andy's blog post My brief time as a seminary student
"I enjoyed your story and what the "adult in charge" figures told you. As A seminary student in my sophomore year I was told I Would get good grades in school if I attended. Never happened, and it didn't happen because I never studied.…"
Jun 16, 2015
tess replied to chipsandhotsauce's discussion DO YOU STILL RUN INTO OLD LDS FRIENDS OR CHURCH MEMBERS?
"When my mom died, I had to go to the Mormon church for the service. I have been out of the church for 40 years and I think one of the little old ladies who knew my mom had forgotten I left the church. She asked me "did you see who came to get…"
Jun 15, 2015
tess replied to UTE's discussion Book of Mormon DNA
"Okay I realize this is an old post, but I am also a member of Àncestry.com. I think the LDS church owns that also,(I could be wrong). but that Site encourages you to get a DNA test. If they dont't think they are reliable, why encourage…"
Jun 15, 2015
tess replied to Smilez's discussion Why I left: BYUI manipulation, depression, now better than ever!!
"Thank you for sharing your story. I too left the church in my early 20's. I am 60 years old now. They were going to ex-communicate me because I was living with my boyfriend, so I moved quickly and had my name removed from the church records. It…"
Jun 15, 2015
tess liked Smilez's discussion Why I left: BYUI manipulation, depression, now better than ever!!
Jun 15, 2015
tess replied to UTE's discussion #1 reason for leaving the mormon faith? Please share your experience.
"Congratulations!  It will be the best decision you have ever made, plus a 10% raise in your income.  "
Jul 20, 2012
tess replied to UTE's discussion #1 reason for leaving the mormon faith? Please share your experience.
"I love #2 when a man dies...  My mom found the same thing when she divoriced my dad.  The church told her not to have her temple marriage revoked, but by the way, she could never re-marry in the temple.    Never made…"
Jul 20, 2012
tess replied to UTE's discussion #1 reason for leaving the mormon faith? Please share your experience.
"I remember being taught in a "history" Sunday school class that black people were "cursed" with a dark skin in the pre-existence. (There were many of those “history of the church lessons”, seemed that’s all they…"
Jul 19, 2012
tess commented on OuterDarkness's video
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"Wow! Half my family is still LDS so I can say for myself that I don't hate mormons--but I still left the church. Yes, I even officially had my name removed from the church records. Unfortunately. I don't think I'll just go away…"
Feb 21, 2012
tess replied to UTE's discussion #1 reason for leaving the mormon faith? Please share your experience.
"Well said,  tethercarguy!"
Feb 14, 2012
tess replied to UTE's discussion #1 reason for leaving the mormon faith? Please share your experience.
"I am 57 years old, and when I decided to leave the church in my early 20’s. Some of it was because the bishop was stalking me at work, threatening to ex-communicate me if I did not come back into the arms of the church. I was a hippy, and at…"
Jan 17, 2012

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At 4:42pm on March 6, 2011, MikeUtah said…
Welcome Tess!  Nice of you to join us.  Enjoy the site and community.
 
 
 

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