August 11, 2008
MormonTimes.Com: Understanding the Reasons People Leave the LDS Church
By R. Scott Lloyd Church News staff writer
SANDY -- Individuals leave the LDS Church for any of a number of stated reasons, "but before you set up a full discussion with them, you might try to understand and empathize with the deeper issues that might be involved," the president of FAIR said Friday at the closing session of the foundation's two-day conference at the South Towne Exposition Center.
In his position, he said, he has found that online anti- Mormonism typically is of two types: Evangelical anti-Mormonism -- practiced by some Protestants -- and secular anti-Mormonism, coming mainly from ex-members. He said it is the latter type that has the greater impact on LDS members.
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