(RNS) Two decades ago Paul Sautter-Walker left because he felt the church rejected him when he came out as gay. Now, at 37, with a husband and four children, he wonders whether his return to the church of his youth was ill-fated to begin with.
Articles tagged “excommunication”
(RNS) The new policies make the LDS church, with about 15 million members globally, the largest Christian denomination to enact such a formal — and some say draconian — policy. Children of same-sex couples are effectively denied baptism and other ordinances of the church.
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 (RNS) In a letter to LDS President Thomas S. Monson, John Dehlin wrote that he “never taught my questions or doubts as Church doctrine.”
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) 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.
ROME (RNS) Now that the pope has signaled he wants to challenge Italy’s organized crime groups, an Italian archbishop is suggesting a 10-year moratorium on naming godfathers at baptisms.
(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).