As usual, I have been keeping an eye out for candidates all year, and weirdly, this year I haven’t found that many. Maybe with the “Mormon Moment” winding down, it’s famous former-Mormons are less likely to be identified as such…?
Anyway, here’s what I’ve come up with so far, and please add your own nominations in the comments!!
First off, the guy who won Survivor, and made a point to throw in a temple quote:
The only high-profile excommunication I recall from 2013 was Denver Snuffer.
Then there were the X-Mormons who won marriage rights: Kody Brown and his wives:
And the first gay couple to marry in Utah:
I’d also like to include Kate Kelly of Ordain Women. We’ve had complaints in the past about electing someone who’s an “X-Mormon” without actually being an Ex-Mormon — but she has probably really had the biggest impact this past year, hence should be on the list.
Any other ideas???