Research shows that the second-most-common reason people leave the LDS Church is that they didn't trust Church leaders to tell the truth about controversial issues.
(RNS) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints finally takes notice of MormonLeaks.
SALT LAKE CITY — Opponents cited the perception that LDS history is rife with disturbing episodes; that the faith does not treat LGBT persons fairly; and does not offer wide enough roles for women.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In a letter to LDS President Thomas S. Monson, John Dehlin wrote that he "never taught my questions or doubts as Church doctrine."
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The action was not taken because Dehlin had doubts about the church or its history, but "because of your categorical statements opposing the doctrines of the church, and their wide dissemination via your Internet presence, which has led others away from the church."
NORTH LOGAN, Utah (RNS) John Dehlin said he knew church discipline might be a “possible, even likely outcome” of his efforts. “I am not a victim. I don’t fault the church.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) John Dehlin, known to support same-sex marriage and the Ordain Women movement, said he expects "either disfellowshipment (i.e., official censure) or excommunication."
(RNS) If Mormon higher-ups want disciplinary actions against two activists to stop, they could do so. They've done it before.
(RNS) How do Mormons decide who can be excommunicated? It all rests on the work of disciplinary councils.