Gina Colvin is about to be excommunicated, which she says is a "barbaric" practice that reveals the immaturity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Several recent Mormon excommunications prompt the question: what good do they serve the religious community? New survey data suggests they may chill the enthusiasm of the folks in the pews.
Can Mormonism move beyond its white, middle-class American base to become a truly global religion? Today Gina Colvin explains why the model of replicating Utah culture is damaging the LDS Church around the world.