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Becky

You said it perfectly. I get annoyed by everyone's surety that they are the one who is right. I can't even begin to tell you my position because I'm
Not 100% either way. It is ugly right now & it bothers me. Thank you for saying this!

Vickie

Unfortunately you see nasty judgements from both sides of the "excommunication thing". I'm not ashamed of my religion though. Just sometimes the people in it. And now I'm being a little judgey myself.

Christine

This was well written and I always appreciate a well thought out point of view. I'm not LDS, just regular evangelical Christian. Some of our denominations struggle with the role of women in ministry as well. I'm for women in ministry. But more than that, I'm for civil discourse. What I don't understand is why people are afraid of other people questioning their faith. It's not necessarily a bad thing. It is always good to understand what it is exactly you believe in, and understand the difference between the church's position versus God's position. Those aren't always the same.

Julie

I am not LDS, but you very much summed up the current state of mentality for so many issues today. Just cross off the excommunication of Kate Kelly, replace it with any number of social, political, economic dilemmas, and the actions, words, and mindsets are exactly the same, no matter the denomination. Boy, aren't God's people predictably maddening? There are no easy answers, but the way we (they) behave certainly isn't going to bring about solutions. By the way, I had a pastor tell us that God is stronger than our doubts, and He loves us through them. Just like a parent loves a child when he or she asks questions. I liked Christine's (above) comments on that as well.

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