After watching this video of “Neon Trees” front man Tyler Glenn lambasting the Mormon church, my heart’s pounding with how much feeling comes across and how much I can relate.
The red “X”: Whether put through the humiliation of excommunication (as some of my beloved family members have had to endure) or the hassle of resignation, it is a scarlet letter from some people’s perspective.
I resigned of my own free will and choice after multiple requests, 3 years ago as of yesterday. I still remember how painful the journey itself was, and can feel it through this video.
Kudos to him for sharing his struggle with the world. Most won’t understand the symbolic significance, but they can still understand by watching that leaving one’s religion, voluntary or not, is no easy feat.