The mission of the Post-Mormon Community is to provide a safe and supportive environment for people struggling with their Mormon beliefs, or who have left the Mormon Church. We accomplish that mission by connecting people who have years of experience outside the church with those first discovering they have the wings to explore the myriad of questions, ideas, feelings, hurts and new discoveries as they explore life beyond Mormonism. When considering what is and is not appropriate content for this site (including choice of username, avatar, the content of forum posts, images used, and the on-line treatment of other community members), ask yourself, "Does this contribute to the mission of Post-Mormon.org?" If the answer is "yes", then it is probably appropriate content for this site.
For former Mormons and non-Mormons visiting this website, PostMormon.org is a place where community members can meet and talk in an environment that is safe and supportive. In that context we encourage people to explore the limits of their personal belief, and to feel free to express that belief as they engage in mutually supportive dialogue with other members. However, opinions regarding sensitive issues such as religious preference, sexual orientation, political issues, etc. should always be couched as simply that, personal opinions, rather than as matters of fact. The line has been crossed when someone ceases saying, "This is what I believe," and begins saying, "This is what YOU should believe.
For Mormons visiting this website, know that you are welcome as long as you respect that this is our home and you are a guest in it. As a guest you are expected to conduct yourself as any guest normally would when visiting someone’s home, even if you don’t agree with some of the things you find during your visit. We find that most Mormons visiting here respect the house rules. If you are one of those who don't, then don't be surprised if you are shown the door."
Note: Any possible violations of the House Rules should be reported to our moderators by clicking the Report link at the top of any discussion forum post.