It carries with it an implication that these people know the Church is true, and they just cant shake the conviction.
In Hedging Your Bets: Refusing to Leave the Church Mr.
Spector talked about inactive Mormons and the negative reactions from some of them when they are visited by their Home Teachers. Spector wrote: I have been yelled at, cursed at, threatened with the police, etc.
Somewhere in the early 20th century, Jack Mormon came to its current meaning.
LDS author Preston Nibley used the term, in its turned-on-its-head incarnation, in the 1940s.
Since then, Jack Mormon is another term for those straddlers who, in LDS theology, fence-sat during the War in Heaven.
Jack Mormon is mildly derogatory, and can carry a sense of shame with it.NOTE ABOUT THIS LDS SINGLES SITE COMPARISON CHART: The information provided in this lds singles site comparison table is believed to be truthful and accurate as of 1/18/2007.The LDS singles online dating, and matchmaking personals features listed above are provided to help LDS singles understand some of the differences between LDS Pals and other popular LDS Singles websites.If you believe any of the information shown regarding the comparison of sites to be inaccurate, please let us know and we will correct the inaccuracy the next time this page is updated. It is easy for malicious individuals to pretend to be someone they're not.We strongly encourage you to read our safety guidelines and adhere to them in all online and offline encounters.For some inactive Mormons, then, remaining on the Church role is done out of consideration for their LDS loved ones.