Tag Archive | excommunication
Now that the Kate Kelly excommunication is in the rear view mirror, apparently enough time has passed for the Church to move forward on John Dehlin. The New York Times has reported that a disciplinary council is set for January 25. The charges against John were posted on his website, Mormon Stories. John was notified that […]
Malcolm Jeppsen served as a Seventy from 1989-94, passing away in 2012. His daughter, Christine Jeppsen Clark talked to John Dehlin concerning her father’s role in the September Six excommunications in 1993. The Church has long maintained that excommunications are local decisions, but Church leaders at headquarters have been known to release stake presidents who […]
John Dehlin has posted an update to his discussions with his Stake President. The stake president has asked John several things in regards to his Mormon Stories and Facebook groups. There is one item that John has agreed to do. He was asked to “Resign my status as an ordained minister in another faith” (I signed up […]
Natasha Parker, who blogs at the Mormon Therapist has written several Facebook posts that I think are spot on.
Does excommunication do more harm than good? I think the answer is unmistakably yes. It is just simply a bad idea to turn loyal members into enemies. There is the old adage that “they can leave the church, but they can’t leave it alone.” I think when the church excommunicates someone, the church create their […]