Apparently, the Mormons, like many Judeo-Christian-derived faiths, believe that the penis is God’s antenna: If you don’t have one, you won’t be able to tune in to the latest updates from the Lord’s all-talk radio station in the sky.
Not being especially religious myself, it’s hard for me to understand how upsetting it might be to be tossed out of your church, but were I this woman, I’d wear an excommunication from the Mormons like a badge of honor.
The Mormon church has ex-communicated the founder of a prominent women’s group for “conduct contrary” to its laws and order, according to an email cited Monday by the woman involved.
Kate Kelly, a founder of Ordain Women, said in a blog that she had been informed of her ouster after an all-male panel held a disciplinary trial over her case on Sunday.
The panel convicted her of the charge of apostasy, she said, and has decided to excommunicate her, the most serious punishment that can be levied by a church court.
Kelly, who has campaigned for greater female roles in the church, did not attend the hearing, instead holding a vigil in Salt Lake City in Utah, the home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Our determination is that you be excommunicated for conduct contrary to the laws and order of the church,” Bishop Mark Harrison, Kelly?s former ecclesiastical leader in Virginia, told her in an email.
The penalties include being banned from wearing temple garments, taking the sacrament, holding a church calling, giving a talk in church, offering a public prayer in church or voting for church officers, it said.