Category: Policy

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The Unholy Practice of Excommunication

For the second time, the case of Lavina Fielding Anderson has demonstrated that the church discipline system of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), especially the draconian practice of excommunication, protects...

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#hearLDSwomen: I Had to Redo a Disciplinary Council for a Sin I’d Repented for Years Ago Even Though I Told My Bishop I’d Already Repented and Had Held a Temple Recommend for Years

I was married to an (inactive) priesthood holder who was abusive on many levels. I went to one bishop for help was told “If it was really that bad, you would’ve already left.” I...

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#hearLDSwomen: The Young Men President Told My 14 Year Old Son He Was the Presiding Authority in Our Home Because He Held the Priesthood and I, His Single Mom, Did Not

At the beginning of the year when the Come Follow Me manuals for families were being distributed, the Elder’s Quorum president was in charge of getting them to the families. He specifically wanted them...