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Mormon Church Excommunicates Feminist

Arash Zandi |
June 23, 2014 | 4:42 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Kelly received support and criticism from members of the Mormon Church. (Twitter/@ABC)
Kelly received support and criticism from members of the Mormon Church. (Twitter/@ABC)
The Mormon Church excommunicated the founder of a Mormon women’s rights group, according to The Daily Beast.

Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly was advocating for women to be included in the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints’ all-male priesthood. An all-male panel of church leaders convicted Kelly of apostasy on Monday and emailed her their decision.

READ MORE: Mormon Feminist Faces Ex-Communication

The Mormon Church allows women to hold leadership positions, but forbids them from becoming bishops or heads of wards, says USA Today.

John Dehlin is also facing excommunication for being an advocate for gay Mormons, and will meet with his church leaders on June 29.

“I am not an apostate, unless every single person who has questions to ask out loud is an apostate. I am a faithful, active Mormon woman who has never spoken anything against the leaders of the church, and that’s not my definition of an apostate,” said Kelly.

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