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In light of all the confusion about church discipline lately, I made a little video to explain the issue. I hope you enjoy it!
Tags: excommunication, john dehlin, Kate Kelly
This entry was posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:24 AM and is filed under Agency, Church Policy, Faith, Morality, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
There is no getting around it, Bro Jake–you’re good!
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Hear, hear. While it seems flippant, he is actually, very succinctly, hitting “the nail” right on the head. One has to be in that (True Believing Mormon) mindset/zone to grasp and accept all the contradictions and illogic…Also sometimes referred to as “drinking the Kool-Aid.” While that don’t make them bad guys, neither is the opposite true.
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This sums up my confusion very well. But in a more humorous way. Nicely done.
Gotta Brother Jake – wish he was my Bishop!
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Cool…but ¨forcible rape¨? is there another kind…ie can rape be ´unforcible¨?
And missing here is the fact that a member excommunicated is also released from keeping all the covenants they previously made with God, one´s made weekly in the sacrament, and especially the obligations which are a consequence of the endowment. The ex member can then go off and do things we endowed can´t , like talking ill against the Lords anointed or not build up the kingdom of God etc and not be held responsible for those things at the judgement day -because they are cancelled when excommunicated!
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All_Blacks, Statutory rape is considered “not forcible rape”. The handbook is full of such legal jargon. Would have been better to just state ‘rape’ as all rape is bad.
I love the use of the dry erase marker and the sharpie for “temporary or permanent” sanctions.