This is a list of well-known
Latter Day Saints who have been excommunicated, resigned, or no longer profess to be Latter Day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [edit ]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not regularly disseminate information about the excommunication or resignation of former members, persons who are here identified as having been excommunicated or resigned from the Church have made such information public. In addition to former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are a small number of adherents of related denominations (as labeled). This list may also include former controversial members of the LDS church.
List of Latter-day Saints for current members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Former and inactive members [edit ] Amy Adams, three-time Academy Award nominated actress know for her roles in: , Enchanted , Doubt , etc. The Fighter [1 ] Tal Bachman, son of Randy Bachman ( Bachman-Turner Overdrive) and Canadian musician known for his 1999 hit song, " She's So High." [2 ] Steve Benson, cartoonist and grandson of LDS President Ezra Taft Benson [3 ] Dustin Lance Black, screenwriter and producer, 2009 Oscar for Best Screenplay for Milk [4 ] Wayne C. Booth American literary critic and professor of English [5 ] Gutzon Borglum, sculptor most noted for the heads of U.S. presidents on Mount Rushmore [6 ] Paul D. Boyer, biochemist, Nobel Laureate [7 ] Win Butler, frontman for the band Arcade Fire. [8 ] Frank J. Cannon, US Senator from Utah [9 ] Johnny Cunningham, brother of Phil, and member of Silly Wizard. [ ] citation needed Phil Cunningham, Scottish folk musician, and member of [10 ] Silly Wizard. Eliza Dushku, actress known for her roles in: , Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Tru Calling , etc. Dollhouse [11 ] Richard Dutcher, independent filmmaker and actor known for his films: , God's Army , God's Army 2: States of Grace , etc. Brigham City [12 ] Aaron Eckhart, Golden Globe Award nominated actor known for his roles in: , Thank You for Smoking , The Dark Knight , etc. Erin Brockovich [13 ] Ryan Gosling, Academy Award nominated actor known for his roles in: , Half Nelson , The Notebook , etc. Drive [14 ] James "Bo" Gritz, controversial former United States Army Special Forces officer [15 ] Annette Haven, former American pornographic actress [ ] citation needed Jessica Holmes, Canadian comedian [16 ] Carolyn Tanner Irish, bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America [17 ] Kent James, American musician [18 ] Jewel Kilcher, American musician known as Jewel [19 ] Walter Kirn, literary editor of GQ [20 ] Neil LaBute, playwright [21 ] Bert McCracken, of the rock band The Used [22 ] Culbert Olson, twenty-ninth governor of California [ ] citation needed Sue-Ann Post, Australian comedian who wrote The Confessions of an Unrepentant Lesbian Ex-Mormon [23 ] Arthur Pratt, tenth child of LDS Apostle Orson Pratt and Sarah Pratt, deputy U.S. marshall [24 ] Sarah M. Pratt, outspoken critic of plural marriage, first wife of Apostle Orson Pratt [24 ] Marco Rubio, US Senator from Florida [25 ] Michelle Anne Sinclair, a multi-awarded American pornographic actress [26 ] William Shunn, science fiction writer [27 ] Jerald and Sandra Tanner, writers, researchers and critics of the LDS Church [28 ] Brendon Urie, of the rock band Panic! at the Disco [29 ] Paul Walker, actor known for his roles in film series, etc. The Fast and the Furious [30 ] Lynne Kanavel Whitesides, feminist [31 ] Ann Eliza Young, ex-wife of Brigham Young [32 ] Warren Zevon, singer/songwriter [33 ] Pro-Life (born Marvin Richardson), politician well known for his opposition to abortion and for changing his name to reflect his views. Excommunicated members [edit ] Lavina Fielding Anderson, scholar, writer, editor, and feminist [31 ] Arthur Gary Bishop, serial-killer and child-molester [34 ] Jason Derek Brown, the 489th fugitive to be placed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list [35 ] Butch Cassidy, notorious train and bank robber [36 ] [37 ] Ed Decker, author and filmmaker [38 ] Avraham Gileadi, Hebrew scholar and literary analyst; later came back to the Church and rebaptized [31 ] Maxine Hanks, feminist theologian; later came back to the Church and rebaptized [31 ] Chad Hardy, “Men on a Mission” calendar publisher [39 ] Mark Hofmann, a double murderer and an expert forger—"considered by forensic experts to be the best forger yet caught" [40 ] Sonia Johnson, feminist and a Peace and Freedom Party Presidential nominee [41 ] David Charles Manners, British writer and charity co-founder Richard McCoy, Jr., hijacker of a United Airliner passenger jet for ransom in 1972 and suspect for the still-unidentified D. B. Cooper hijacking [ ] citation needed Teresa Nielsen Hayden, science fiction editor, lapsed at time of excommunication [42 ] Orson Pratt, Jr., first son Apostle Orson Pratt [24 ] [43 ] D. Michael Quinn, LDS (Mormon) historian [31 ] Simon Southerton, molecular biologist lapsed at time of excommunication [44 ] Paul Toscano, attorney and author. [31 ] See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ Parsi, Navid (6 March 2008). "The artful dodger: Adams reveals just what she wants". Time Out Chicago by way of http://amyadamsblog.blogspot.com . Retrieved 9 April 2012. ^ http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/pomopedia/My_Abbreviated_Exit_Story/ ^ Benson, Steve (June 9, 2008). "Hey! You Been Told 'Bout GA Gold?". The Mormon Curtain . Retrieved July 29, 2009. ^ Kim, Chuck (June 25, 2002). "Sex, guys, and videotape: "reality" filmmaker Dustin Lance Black talks about turning the camera on himself—and on five young gay men out for fun—in On the Bus". . The Advocate ^ Confessions of an Aging, Hypocritical Ex-Missionary by Wayne C. Booth ^ fell away from the church with his family when they moved to Nebraska; George Thomas Kurian, American Studies Association, Encyclopedia of American studies, Volume 3, 142 (Grolier Educational, Nov 1, 2001) ^ Freethought Today, March 2004 ^ O'Hagan, Sean (27 November 2010). "Arcade Fire: 'The cliched rock life never seemed that cool to us'". The Observer . Retrieved 5 April 2012. ^ Godfrey, Kenneth (1994), "Cannon, Frank J.", in Powell, Allan Kent, Utah History Encyclopedia, Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, ISBN 0874804256, OCLC 30473917 ^ http://living.scotsman.com/music/Interview-Phil-Cunningham-.4932184.jp ^ Paul Young (May 2001). "Faith No More". Maxim Online. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0244756/ ^ Kirschling, Gregory (17 March 2006). "Aaron Eckhart Unfiltered". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved 5 April 2012. ^ "Ryan Gosling and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". Coolspotters . Retrieved 5 April 2012. ^ "Biography". Bo Gritz. 2004 . Retrieved February 27, 2009. ^ Interview with Vista Magazine ^ Deseret Morning News ^ "Angry Young Queer" . Retrieved November 1, 2011. ^ "Here's the skinny on LDS celebrity urban legends" . Retrieved March 2, 2007. ^ NPR: Writer Walter Kirn, on a 'Mission to America' ^ Times & Seasons: An Interview with Neil LaBute ^ “I’m Out of My Head!” Article on Blender: The Ultimate Guide to Music and More ^ ABC (Australia) ^ a b c Van Wagoner, Richard S. (1986). "Sarah Pratt: The Shaping of an Apostate". Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 19 (2): 79, 90–92. ^ Marrapodi, Erin (February 23, 2012). "Sen. Marco Rubio's religious journey: Catholic to Mormon to Catholic to Baptist and Catholic". CNN . Retrieved February 24, 2012. ^ Belladonna: A Mormon Girl Gets Her Start in the Adult Movie Business. ^ William Shunn : Biography ^ * Testimony from Jerald and Sandra ^  ^ "Is Paul Walker a member of the Latter-day Saints' church?". ChaCha.com . Retrieved 9 April 2012. ^ a b c d e f The September Six were six LDS (Mormons) members who were excommunicated or disfellowshipped in September 1993 for speaking against Church doctrine and leadership. See also Mormon Alliance. ^ Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan ^ Warren Zevon's Last Words Paragraph 11 ^ New York Times obituary ^ "Valley killer on FBI most wanted list spotted in Utah". AZfamily . Retrieved September 18, 2008. ^ Beaver Utah ^ Infamous Mormons ^ "The Modern Christian Countercult Movement" article at UMKC ^ Steve Friess, "Mormon Beefcake: Did a frisky calendar get an LDS member excommunicated?", , 2008-07-18. Newsweek ^ Sillitoe, Linda (1994), "Hofmann, Mark", in Powell, Allan Kent, Utah History Encyclopedia, Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, ISBN 0874804256, OCLC 30473917 ^ University of Utah ^ God and I ^ Van Wagoner 1886, pp. 91–92 ^ The Age.