Mormon member death rate: 3.6/1000.
Does this mean that Mormons only die 43% as often, on average, as the rest of the industrialized world? Recall, that 14+million membership includes at least half of its accounted membership from impoverished third world nations. Likewise, are they having fewer children than the rest of the world?
If the correct numbers of losses were reported, the actual losses might have gone from 53,476, to around 160,000 (~40%) in 2012. That's a large force to be reckoned with.
Membership in the LDS church consists solely as a number and record owned by Intellectual Reserve Inc. (IRI) (a church owned subsidiary). That membership number is listed in their Member Information System and other internal databases. You are not actually a member of the church. You are a subscriber to IRI by a number held by IRI. As such, and as a non-profit, they do not have to disclose anything they consider proprietary (intellectual property at Intellectual Reserve) about you or information they hold about you.
What happens if you resign? When you resign, you're not removed. I verified this by re-resigning twice. Each time you re-resign, they confirm to you that they have a record of you already having resigned. And furthermore, there is evidence that they still count you in their records as still being members in the ~15 million persons (latest claimed numbers) listed in their IRI database (and counting).
Former members can resend our information into Salt Lake, (even if you've already resigned previously). The possible flood of extra, redundant paperwork should get SLC-LDS-COB attention. That which costs them money gets their attention. Until the church acknowledges our resignation in its reported numbers at conference and to census takers, I say we annually remind them that they mislead everyone about the membership, especially our family and friends. A Re-Resignation Protest might bring more enlightenment to inactive members. It could encourage those who left the church but never bothered to resign to join the protest and formally resign. Publicity about the church's unethical membership accounting could have impact on many, even providing Church Office Building employees job security amidst the lay offs in LDS-land.
Next year, if needed, we will move it to the same weekend they report the numbers in the April 2014 General Conference.
To resign or re-resign, please follow the instructions here. And please add more ideas below and elsewhere this protest is announced. I don't need to keep control or lead it. It's for everyone!