“Religion at its worst focuses on excluding, condemning, threatening, judging, and controlling others by shame and guilt.”

Why People Leave the Church and Never Come Back – Member Feature Stories – Medium

Why People Leave the Church and Never Come Back – Member Feature Stories – Mediumhttps://medium.com/s/story/why-people-leave-the-church-and-never-come-back-410e3e817a3aSome have been deeply hurt or offended by other members of the church. Some feel deceived and betrayed by the church because of inaccuracies in church history. Some have been deeply wounded by the actions of leaders or official church policies that affect people they love. Others doubt because of the imperfect actions of our founding prophet, Joseph Smith. And many just plain don’t feel like they fit in.