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Mormon Podcaster John Dehlin Facing Excommunication

UPDATE: Dehlin has provided a press release.

Ordain Women has also released a statement supporting Dehlin.

Reported by Laurie Goodstein for the New York Times. Photo Courtesy of Richard Perry of the New York Times.  

The Mormon Church has moved to excommunicate the prominent Utah-based founder of an online forum for critical or doubting Mormons, charging him with apostasy for supporting same-sex marriage and the ordination of women and for questioning church teaching.

John P. Dehlin, host of the Mormon Stories website and podcast —a hub of discussion for thousands of disaffected Mormons — said his regional church leader had scheduled a disciplinary hearing on Jan. 25. Mr. Dehlin said he would be excommunicated if he refused to take down podcasts that are critical of the church and to disavow his support for women’s ordination and gay marriage.

Read the full story here. 

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