Wow, fantastic letter!!! I missed it the first time too (maybe it was Christmastime and a lot of us were otherwise engaged ?!?)
I saw myself in a lot of what you wrote. I too had to leave because I didn't want my kids to grow up in this bizarre cult and couldn't in good conscience stay any longer. I also pointed out to my parents that THEY left the religion they had been brought up in, and their parents still talked to them...even tho it was a strict religion and their parents were deeply hurt...but unfortunately my parents had chosen a religion that if I do the same thing, they can no longer speak to me!!