I recognized the young woman by her signature Mormon smile, even before she told me that she’d just left the church. During the Q&A after my presentation of In Polygamy’s Shadow she asked, “How did you get off the membership list? Did you have go to your bishop, or to a bishop’s council?”
“I sent a letter to Salt Lake telling them what I thought of the church and instructing them to remove my name from all their records. I had to write twice.”
Only later did I remember that I’d sent the letter to everyone on the leadership directory.