“Why I Left the Mormon Church (And You Probably Would Have, Too)”

Today I direct your attention to a post in which Rachel S. shares her story of losing her Mormon faith.  For her it all happened in an instant, when a seminary lesson hit home in a horrifically ugly way.

Rachel’s story is an indirect mirror upon evangelical purity culture because in Mormonism she faced a purity culture which is remarkably similar, though apparently ratcheted up several notches from anything in evangelicalism.  As you read this story, let it break your heart that people who are created in the image of God–people for whom Christ died, I feel compelled to note–are told, because they are women, that they are worth nothing except for their virginity and their ability to bear children.

Read:  Why I Left the Mormon Church (And You Probably Would Have, Too)