Sam Young started campaigning after learning his daughter had been asked sexually explicit questions during private "worthiness" interviews.
Church officials have not said why Elder James J. Hamula was removed from church membership.
A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Neon Tree's Tyler Glenn on 'Excommunication' and Rising Above Abandonment; Rumer Willis Hits the Road with 'Love'
Shifting gears, take any song lyric or song title, and tell me which one personifies this election. I would say immediately
Don't get me wrong. I am very fond of Pope Francis -- his warmth and sunniness, and his dedication to serving the poor. But it is becoming wearying when the Pope, after three years in office, edifies the faithful through off-the-cuff remarks that the media scramble to decipher.
Well, Spinoza is still officially excommunicated. There was a lively discussion on Sunday in Amsterdam, in an extraordinary
Several years ago, and much to its credit, Talmud Torah, at the request of one of its members, decided to take up the question of whether Spinoza's herem should be lifted.
Martin Luther sparked controversy by challenging the authority of the Catholic Church.
While responses to those resisting orthodox conventions vary, tales of excommunication abound. Some of this is in light of a genre of memoirs by those who refer to themselves as Off The Derech (OTD. "Derech" is Hebrew for "path.")