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Two Activists in Mormon Church Threatened with Excommunication

posted on June 12, 2014

In The New York Times, Laurie Goodstein reports that two LDS activists have been threatened with excommunication. Kate Kelly, who founded the Ordain Women movement, which calls for the ordination of women into the Mormon priesthood, and John P. Dehlin, who founded “Mormon Stories,” a website that publishes interviews on “hot-button issues for Mormons questioning their faith,” both received letters in the past week from local church leaders notifying them that they faced excommunication for apostasy. “I worry that the church is kind of shooting the messenger,” Dehlin said. “They’re shooting the people who are trying to help and be part of the solution.”

Read at The New York Times