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 ] Martha Beck, sociologist, life coach, best-selling author, and columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. [3 ] Steve Benson, cartoonist and grandson of LDS Church president Ezra Taft Benson [4 ] Dustin Lance Black, screenwriter and producer, 2009 Oscar for Best Screenplay for Milk [5 ] Wayne C. Booth American literary critic and professor of English [6 ] Gutzon Borglum, sculptor most noted for the heads of U.S. presidents on Mount Rushmore [7 ] Paul D. Boyer, biochemist, Nobel Laureate [8 ] Win Butler, frontman for the band Arcade Fire. [9 ] Frank J. Cannon, US Senator from Utah [10 ] Agnes Moulton Coolbrith, widow of Don Carlos Smith and plural wife of Joseph Smith. [11 ] Johnny Cunningham, brother of Phil, and member of Silly Wizard. Phil Cunningham, Scottish folk musician, and member of [12 ] Silly Wizard. Eliza Dushku, actress known for her roles in: , Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Tru Calling , etc. Dollhouse [13 ] Richard Dutcher, independent filmmaker and actor known for his films: , God's Army , God's Army 2: States of Grace , etc. Brigham City [14 ] Aaron Eckhart, Golden Globe Award nominated actor known for his roles in: , Thank You for Smoking , The Dark Knight , etc. Erin Brockovich [15 ] Brian Evenson, American writer of literary and popular fiction [16 ] Ryan Gosling, Academy Award nominated actor known for his roles in: , Half Nelson , The Notebook , etc. Drive [17 ] James "Bo" Gritz, controversial former United States Army Special Forces officer [18 ] Annette Haven, former American pornographic actress Jessica Holmes, Canadian comedian [19 ] Carolyn Tanner Irish, bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America [20 ] Kent James, American musician [21 ] William Jasper Kerr, president of Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) from 1907-1932 [22 ] Jewel Kilcher, American musician known as Jewel [23 ] Walter Kirn, literary editor of GQ [24 ] Neil LaBute, playwright [25 ] Bert McCracken, of the rock band The Used [26 ] Culbert Olson, twenty-ninth governor of California Grant H. Palmer, lifelong employee of the Church Educational System and author of (2003) An Insider's View of Mormon Origins Sue-Ann Post, Australian comedian who wrote The Confessions of an Unrepentant Lesbian Ex-Mormon [27 ] Arthur Pratt, tenth child of LDS Apostle Orson Pratt and Sarah Pratt, deputy U.S. marshall [28 ] Sarah M. Pratt, outspoken critic of plural marriage, first wife of Apostle Orson Pratt [28 ] Pro-Life (born Marvin Richardson), politician well known for his opposition to abortion and for changing his name to reflect his views. Marco Rubio, US Senator from Florida [29 ] Carrie Sheffield, writer and political analyst [30 ] William Shunn, science fiction writer [31 ] Michelle Anne Sinclair, a multi-awarded American pornographic actress [32 ] Julia Murdock Smith, adopted daughter of Joseph Smith [33 ] Jerald and Sandra Tanner, writers, researchers and critics of the LDS Church [34 ] Brendon Urie, of the rock band Panic! at the Disco [35 ] Paul Walker, actor known for his roles in film series, etc. The Fast and the Furious [36 ] Lynne Kanavel Whitesides, feminist [37 ] Carl Wimmer, member of the Utah House of Representatives from 2006-2012 [38 ] Ann Eliza Young, ex-wife of Brigham Young [39 ] Warren Zevon, singer/songwriter [40 ] Excommunicated members [edit ] Lavina Fielding Anderson, scholar, writer, editor, and feminist [37 ] Arthur Gary Bishop, serial-killer and child-molester [41 ] Jason Derek Brown, the 489th fugitive to be placed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list [42 ] Butch Cassidy, notorious train and bank robber [43 ] [44 ] Ed Decker, author and filmmaker [45 ] Mark Hofmann, a double murderer and an expert forger—"considered by forensic experts to be the best forger yet caught" [46 ] Sonia Johnson, feminist and a Peace and Freedom Party Presidential nominee [47 ] Kate Kelly, lawyer and feminist, advocate of woman holding the priesthood [48 ] Ogden Kraut, independent Mormon fundamentalist author [49 ] David Charles Manners, British writer and charity co-founder [50 ] Richard McCoy, Jr., hijacker of a United Airliner passenger jet for ransom in 1972 [51 ] Teresa Nielsen Hayden, science fiction editor, lapsed at time of excommunication [52 ] Orson Pratt, Jr., first son Apostle Orson Pratt [28 ] [53 ] D. Michael Quinn, LDS (Mormon) historian [37 ] Denver Snuffer, Utah lawyer and author of books on LDS (Mormon) doctrine [54 ] Simon Southerton, molecular biologist lapsed at time of excommunication [55 ] Paul Toscano, attorney and author. [37 ] George D. Watt, secretary to Brigham Young and compiler of the Journal of Discourses [56 ] 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/ ^ Beck, Martha N (2006). Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith. Three Rivers Press. ISBN 978-0-307-33599-9. ^ 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 ^ Booth, Wayne C. (March 1998), , Confessions of an Aging, Hypocritical Ex-Missionary : 25–36 Sunstone ^ 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 ^ "AGNES COOLBRITH SMITH". The Wives of Joseph Smith. October 15, 2008 . Retrieved 2014-07-22. ^ 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. ^ Elaine Jarvik (August 12, 2006). "Ex-LDS author says art, church clash". Deseret News . Retrieved 2014-08-01. ^ "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. ^ Tom Bennett; George Edmonston Jr. (October 26, 2001). "Chapter 19: 'An odd mix of triumph and embarrassment'... Kerr begins his presidency". Carry Me Back: A History of Oregon State University (1856-1999). Oregon State University Alumni Association . Retrieved 2014-07-17. ^ "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. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (17 June 2012), , Why Mormons flee their church USA Today ^ William Shunn : Biography ^ Belladonna: A Mormon Girl Gets Her Start in the Adult Movie Business. ^ Sunny McClellan Morton (Fall 2002). "The Forgotten Daughter: Julia Murdock Smith". Mormon Historical Studies 3 (2): 49, 54 . Retrieved 2014-07-29. ^ * 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 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. ^ Lee Davidson (November 12, 2013). "Ex-Utah rep Carl Wimmer: God guided me away from Mormonism". Salt Lake Tribune . Retrieved 2014-07-16. ^ 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 . 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