Former VA Resident and Women’s Activist Faces Ousting From LDS Church

Kate Kelly, a lifelong Mormon and former Northern Virginia resident, awaits the ruling of her religious future, as the disciplinary council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Sunday to discuss exiling her from the church.

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After organizing a women’s equality group called “Ordain Women,” Kelly is being criticized for turning away from the principals of the gospel.

Ordain Women encourages females to address “issues of gender inequality” within the church.

Kelly, a lawyer now living in Provo, Utah, says, “I don’t think they can take away that identity.”

In a recent interview, Kelly explained she has been on informal probation with the church for about a month, meaning she could still attend services and give her tithe.

“If we’re guilty of apostasy for having questions and doubts, then every single person is guilty,” Kelly said. “There’s no person that doesn’t have doubts; we’re just speaking them out loud.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will finalize Kelly’s outcome early this week.


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