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Mormon women’s group founder excommunicated

Mormon women’s group founder excommunicated

Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports that Mormon Women’s group leader, Kate Kelly, has been excommunicated by the Latter Days Saints church. Religion News Service has the story:

A panel of Mormon judges has moved to excommunicate on charges of apostasy the founder of a group advocating for women clergy, according to a statement from the group, Ordain Women.

RNS-MORMON-EXCOMMthumb-427x351.jpgKate Kelly, an international human rights lawyer, helped organize Ordain Women, which champions an end to the all-male lay priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The group announced the results of the disciplinary hearing on Monday (June 23).

“The decision to force me outside my congregation and community is exceptionally painful,” Kelly said in response to the decision. “Today is a tragic day for my family and me as we process the many ways this will impact us, both in this life and in the eternities.”

Creative Commons image by Katrina Barker Anderson

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Connie Clark

This is sad, but surely not a surprise. From my experience of living in Mormon country, it will be a long and arduous path for Mormon women seeking real authority within their church.

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