A new website which offers legal representation for people who are seeking a way out of the Mormon Church, has registered over 6,500 applicants.
Attorney Mark Naugle has been helping ex-Mormons find freedom from the religion for several years. but only recently reached out to a software engineer to create QuitMormon.com.
Leaving a religion usually does not take a website, much less a lawyer. However, leaving Mormonism is no simple task.
According to Patheos, The church does everything it can to keep its members, even sending church officials to their homes to talk them out of it. They contact family members and neighbors, while harassing the individuals until he or she comes back. To make things even tougher, the church requires departing Mormons to fill out paperwork in order to be officially taken off their lists.
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Naugle said he serves as a middleman by filling out the forms on behalf of the ex-Mormons and “being the Church’s point of contact” for the apostates.
In just one month, QuitMormon.com has processed a staggering 6,500 resignations from the Mormon Church compared to last November’s numbers of only 2,500 resignations. Naugle said the website is making the processes much easier and hopes to better help those who want to leave the church.