Anti

Posted by: Andee / Category: ,

I hate the term "anti-Mormon."

I hate, hate, hate it.

I am not an "anti-Mormon." To me, that means someone who dislikes Mormon people, and believes everything they do and say is wrong. That is not who I am.

My entire family is Mormon. I look forward to their emails, photos, blog updates, and Christmas Cards. I like getting random phone calls from my family members and trying to catch up. I love them with all my heart, yet they are the ones who turned their back on me because I left the church. That makes me an anti? No. It sure doesn't.

It's incredibly hurtful to think that a family member would rather pretend you didn't exist than deal with some of the questions you have raised.

I am not an anti.

I am pro-truth. I am honest. I am willing to talk about things and learn new things. I don't judge people by their religion. I don't judge people by their skin color, race, gender, sexuality. I can't really say the same things about the family members who have cut me off.

The only thing I can say is that maybe it's for the best. If they don't want me in their family, fine. It's not going to stop me from being the best person I can, and it's certainly not going to stop me from being honest on this blog. I hope they read it. I really do.

What's wrong Mormon family? Pick up the phone? What are you so afraid of?


2 comments:

  1. paranoidfr33k Says:

    I don't consider myself "anti" either. Its not like I'm actively going out there telling everyone that the church is false, I'm just saying that they don't tell the truth. But then, isn't that what the General Authorities tell us is "anti"? Its a pretty effective way of saying, they are bad/evil people, stay away from them becuase they'll eat your kids. As much as I don't like calling the church a cult, it sure looks like one some times.

    And the way that family members treat others who have left? Isn't that cult like as well? If not cult-like, then at least hypocritical. Least of all, its down-right screwed up.

  1. Sydney Says:

    I couldn't agree with you more!

    Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean they are out to get you. They just disagree.

    If the church is going door to door with missionaries, websites, and every member a missionary I certainly have the same right to share my point of view on the situation.

    It's amazing how people just assume we are being misled by Stan or we are too lazy to be Mormon. It's laughable.

    Thanks as always for the comments!