SHERRY - Why do some members want their names removed from the rolls of the church? i dont think anyone will bother them if they just leave.

JOEL - Most members who leave the church feel that they do not want to have any more contact with the church at all. But if their names are still in the records of the church, then it is the responsibility of the Bishop and priesthood leaders of the ward to continue to call on them from time to time. For this reason they want their names removed so they won't be "bothered" or "harrassed" anymore by well-meaning Church members. Of course harrassment is not the intention of the active church members, but this is how those former members perceive it..

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