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Trigger reasons for apostasy from ‘Zelph on the Shelf’…

“I lived in California during prop[osition] 8. And every week instead of a lesson in EQ [Elder’s Quorum] for weeks and weeks they would have someone from the stake come in and rabble rouse the group to get donations, sign holders and door to door canvassers.

“During the rabble rousing there were many hateful things said by the other men in the EQ and ‘jokes.’ Honestly at that point in my life I had never really given the topic much thought, but I felt like the people in there were being hateful and it felt wrong. After the vote was overturned I was shocked, because how could the church ask all the members so aggressively for donations for it to be overturned. Where was the inspiration? That was my first crack in my shelf.”