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.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Planned Parenthood is fighting to maintain its federally funded programs in Utah.
They will serve on councils that had been traditionally served only by men. "We need their wisdom and participation!" said one Mormon leader.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) With a signed letter in hand, Stephanie Engle joined roughly 100 current and former Mormons -- including Ordain Women co-founder Kate Kelly -- at a mass-resignation event a block from the church’s downtown headquarters.
"Give yourself permission to make the best choice for you and your own wellbeing., writes Kelly. "Put your faith in yourself and in women."
Many Mormon feminists experienced Kate Kelly’s excommunication as a harsh slap felt around the world.
NEW YORK — “The men who (excommunicated me) literally think they kicked me out of heaven,” Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly said. “Luckily, I do not think that. … Out of this experience, I’ve realized that men don’t get to control my happiness."
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) Kate Kelly appealed the decision to the church's highest authority, the First Presidency. With the rejection, her husband, Neil Ransom, plans to resign his Mormon membership. The couple now lives in Kenya.
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."
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Some Mormon women in the U.S. and abroad have embraced a careful approach short of ordination.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In her argument, Kelly contends her lay leaders never asked her about women holding the priesthood -- a point the leaders disputed in the letter excommunicating her.
(RNS) Women’s ordination advocate Kate Kelly said it’s unlikely she will seek rebaptism anytime soon into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which excommunicated her Monday (June 23).
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A panel of judges has moved to excommunicate Kate Kelly, a founder of the group Ordain Women, on charges of apostasy.
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