Some churches make it very difficult for members to resign. What if there was an app for that?
The record stems from when abortion controversy was at its fiercest, in 1978. As reported 11,755 people out of the church, but that number seems to be surpassed this year.
- So far this year, over 11,000 people have quit. It draws that 2015 is a record year for resignations, says Ole Inge Bekkelund Church Council to Our Country.
He points to two main reasons why so many people choose to opt out of the church: The church election and the new application utmelding.no.
It turns out membership counts are important to some churches in some countries - especially those where they get taxpayer money.
I wonder if there will apps for Catholics in other countries and for other very difficult to leave religions like the Mormons?