Sam Young Announces He Was Excommunicated by Local Church Leaders

Deseret News’s Tad Walch reports, “A Texas man whose 23-day hunger strike punctuated his protest of one-on-one bishop’s interviews with children in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Sunday that he has been excommunicated for apostasy.” Sam Young argues that the one-on-one worthiness interviews supported by the church put bishops’ reputations at risk while potentially endangering children, some of whom were allegedly abused. The disciplinary council maintained that its decision was based on Young’s “persistent, aggressive effort to persuade others,” rather than his disagreement with the church.

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