CES Letter Updates

CES Letter 2.0 is now live!

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FAQs & Common Attacks Against CES Letter and Jeremy Runnells published

Two new pages added to website to clarify and defend CES Letter and Jeremy Runnells from false claims and attacks:

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Attacks Against CES Letter and Jeremy Runnells

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Influential 'Anti-Mormon Liar' Debunks

Rebuttal to Amateur Mormon Apologist Blogger's Lies and Slander of Jeremy Runnells and CES Letter.

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Jeremy excommunicates the LDS Church from his life (resignation).

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Announcement of CES Letter Foundation 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

The board of directors are pleased to publicly announce the creation of the CES Letter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. CES Letter Foundation was formally approved and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on June 1, 2015.

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Born and raised in Southern California, Jeremy is a seventh generation Mormon of Pioneer heritage who reached every Mormon youth milestone. An Eagle Scout, Returned Missionary, BYU alumnus, Jeremy was married in the San Diego Temple with expectations and plans of living Mormonism for the rest of his life.

In February 2012, Jeremy experienced an awakening to the LDS Church's truth crisis, which subsequently led to a faith transition that summer. In the spring of 2013, Jeremy was approached and asked by a CES Director to share his questions and concerns about the LDS Church's origins, history, and current practices. In response, Jeremy wrote what later became publicly known as the CES Letter (originally titled Letter to a CES Director).

The CES Director responded that he read the "very well written" letter and that he would provide Jeremy with a response. No response ever came.

“I believe that members and investigators deserve to have all of the facts and information on the table...to be able to make a fully-informed and balanced decision as to whether or not they want to commit their hearts, minds, time, talents, income and lives to Mormonism. Anything less is an obstruction to the free agency of the individual.”

- Jeremy Runnells

FAQs & Common Attacks

Interview with Mormon Stories

Part 1 On Growing Up Mormon and the Genesis of the CES Letter 
Part 2 Jeremy Discusses the CES Letter in Detail 
Part 3 Rapid Firing Round, Reaction to the Letter 
Debunking Mormon Apologists CES Letter