I resigned my membership in this organization over one year ago, so far the only people that are aware of this are those I have chosen to tell about it. My story follow if you choose to read it.
When I sent my letter of resignation to the church I wrote in it that all contents of my resignation were to be kept private and confidential. My letter stated that upon proof of receipt of my letter delivered by registered mail and signature required that they agreed to this condition and once the letter had been opened by "any" church personnel that they would be bound to keep my information confidential.
You might ask " How do i know it was received by the church" when I sent a letter of resignation to the membership section of the church they sent me a return statement telling me they had received my letter and that since my resignation was an "ecclesiastical issue" a decision would have to come from and be taken care of by the local church authorities.
The bishop of the ward I had been assigned to called me to discuss my letter, I told him there was nothing to discuss and if he had read my letter he would easily understand my reasons for resignation. He told me "I have not seen the letter. I was called by the stake president, told you were resigning and that I needed to meet with you to make sure you understood the ramifications that this action would have on my life in eternity"
I assured him I would be fine. I also assured him that we would not be meeting to discuss this as I wanted nothing to do with this organization ever again.
Since my elderly mother lived and attended this same ward I also informed him at that time of the confidentiality clause I had written in my letter, I told him that he was now apart of that since he was aware of the letter and that since he was a person of authority in that local organization I would hold him and all levels above him accountable under that clause should this information come to light through anyone from the church.
If you choose to resign and you are seriously concerned about your privacy , add a confidentiality clause, if you cant write your own write a draft then spend a $100 bucks and have an attorney do it, In fact if your spending that money have him send the letter on his/her letterhead.( probably won't even get a call from the bishop if you go that route
Have your letter notarized, send it registered mail signature required.
For me personally, best thing I have ever done in my life. such a freeing experience to not have something that was forced upon me at 8 yrs old by unknowing parents removed from my life. hope this helps
By the way,,,,I am 53 years old.
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