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Leader Of Movement For Female Ordination Within Latter Day Saints Church Excommunicated

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06/26/2014 5:47 am
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Leader Of Movement For Female Ordination Within Latter Day Saints Church Excommunicated
Media Courtesy of time.com

Charity Smith

Staff Writer

@wryobservatory

Kate Kelly, lawyer and co-founder of Ordain Women, a group advocating for female ordination within the Latter Day Saints Church as a mechanism for equality, has been excommunicated as of Monday June 23. Ms. Kelly was informed by e-mail and a formal letter of the church disciplinary court’s decision, as she opted not to be present for the proceedings. As with all cases, the excommunication will be in effect for at least a year and would result in being barred from all active participation in worship services, including prayer on behalf of a group, speaking at the pulpit, holding callings (volunteer positions), taking the sacrament or contributing tithes and offerings. She was told these conditions would be lifted only if “she showed true repentance” and ceased trying to publicly entice others to this cause. The reaction from the public has been a pretty thoroughly mixed bag. They run the gamut from outrage at the church for convening an all-male panel to decide her fate to women in the church claiming she does not in any way represent them to women in the church swearing they’ll leave because of her excommunication to outrage at her for creating all this fuss over a non-existent problem. Ms. Kelly denies any wrongdoing and plans to appeal the action. She and her followers have vowed to continue the fight for what they deem gender equality. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

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