“Excommunication”

“Excommunication” February 9, 2015

 

Filipino meetinghouse
An LDS meetinghouse in the Philippines
(Click to enlarge.)

 

A charitable and insightful post on the topic:

 

http://mormonmisfit.com/excommunication/

 

I’ve heard testimonials from friends who’ve been excommunicated and returned, about how painful but healthy the process was for them, and I don’t doubt at all that it can be so.  But all parties must approach it with love and the proper spirit.

 

During my service as a bishop, I presided over several disciplinary councils.  I think excommunication should be used sparingly, as a tool of last resort, and — my memory is fuzzy now (which I consider a divine blessing, in this context) — I don’t believe that any of those councils resulted in an excommunication.  Still, there are times, in my judgment, when excommunication is appropriate and even necessary.  But sad.  Always sad.

 

 

"Those are not my issues.First, the title of CNN's piece is factually wrong and therefore ..."

CNN: “Why the ‘Mormon’ church changed ..."
"I am grateful that I will never be called as a bishop.But a little sad ..."

New Testament Notes 145-146
"You choose to stand with Brigham. Do you also stand with Joseph? On the issue ..."

Brigham Young opposed a then-fashionable scientific ..."
"It's just unfortunate that the Church has been known to modify the text and video ..."

Brigham Young opposed a then-fashionable scientific ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Mormon
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment