Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flyer for Mass Resignation

ENSIGN DOWNS PARK (at the base of Ensign Peak)  
 SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012 AT 10:00 A.M.
Have you had enough? Are you ready to come out into the light?   
When your courage is ready to match your intellectual integrity, it’s time to take a stand.   

Come stand with us and feel the light of freedom.

 Please come to the event if you are supportive of the cause, whether or not you are currently resigning from Mormonism!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mass Resignation at Ensign Peak!

Out of The Shadows and Into the Light March and Rally

Where: Meeting at Ensign Downs Park (at the base of Ensign Peak)
When: 10:00am Saturday, June 30, 2012

If you are ready to resign from Mormonism, this event would be a great way to make sure your voice gets heard! If you have already resigned, you are also welcome to participate in the event and sign the Declaration of Independence from Mormonism document. If you're not LDS or not ready to resign, but just want to show your support to those who are resigning, you are also invited. Families are encouraged to attend together. Please be aware that the press will be invited, too.

We will meet at Ensign Downs Park (just below the trail head to Ensign Peak) between 9:30 and 10:00am. If you are resigning, bring copies of your resignation letter in a stamped envelope. We will have some unsigned letters available for people who haven't had the time or know-how to create their own resignation letters. All of the letters will be collected to be mailed together after the event. We will also have the "short version" of the Declaration of Independence from Mormonism (see this at the bottom of this blog entry) for everyone who wants to sign it.

We'll be marching to the top of Ensign Peak as a group carrying banners and flags. Our group should be visible from a good portion of the Salt Lake Valley. After the Ensign Peak march, we will celebrate and chat in the park. Bring a picnic for your family if you'd like to, and some chairs or a blanket to sit on (there are no pavilions or tables at this park). After the event winds down, an entourage will take our pile of resignation letters to the SLC post office.

We ask each family to try to create or purchase some kind of flag, banner, or poster for maximum visibility when we're on Ensign Peak. Even a piece of cloth on a stick would work for this. And, of course, the bigger the better. This is NOT a requirement, but is simply highly encouraged.

We will have a "base camp" in Ensign Downs Park where people who aren't up to making the hike up the mountain (about a 20 min. hike uphill) can hang out. This is also where we will be meeting initially, sometime between 9:30-10:00am. Base camp will be the letter-gathering place and we'll have water and shade there for those who need it.

Declaration of Independence from Mormonism (short version)
We the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, find it necessary to publicly and formally dissolve the bands which have connected us to the Mormon Church. We hereby declare our independence from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and resign our status as members. We demand that the LDS Church no longer count us in its numbers and immediately remove our names from all Church records and databases.

Note: We have a SLC Permit for our event. Please read through the city's guidelines (below) and come to the resignation event prepared to behave accordingly.

First Amendment Petition Guidelines
Salt Lake City Corporation
1. Any signs must be carried by hand or supported by lathe-type sticks only.
2. You may not interfere with pedestrians or vehicular traffic. If people do not stop to
listen to you, you may not insist that they do so. Specifically, you may not grab or
attempt to physically restrain or touch visitors of the businesses or residences in the area
or any person on public or private property.
3. You may not block or attempt to block any entrance or driveway.
4. The petitioner has agreed that the group leader will be the group coordinator.
5. The petitioner shall use its best efforts to notify all participants of these rules before the
start of the event.
6. The petitioner acknowledges that the event is for nonviolent purposes.
7. The petitioner agrees to be responsible to leave the areas of the event clean, and that
all objects such as: signs, sticks, leaflets, or candles will be removed by the petitioner's
8. The petitioner acknowledges the constitutional right of anyone to ignore or not listen to
your group and ignore or not read any information literature that your group may be
passing out.
9. Your group may not obstruct the free passage of pedestrians, vehicles, block driveways,
entrances, or exits to any business or building, and may not enter onto private property
without the permission of the property owner.
10. The group shall abide by all pertinent local, state, and federal ordinances and laws while
conducting the activity. 11. Violent acts will NOT be tolerated in any manner.

Click link to see map for event location: Ensign Downs Park, Salt Lake City