John Dehlin, a Mormon who openly criticized and questioned the Church of Latter-day Saints over gays, was excommunicated Tuesday. Dehlin was found guilty of “apostasy,” according to a letter from his LDS stake president Bryan King. Dehlin founded a podcast called Mormon Stories, which discussed issues relevant to modern Mormons and openly suggested ways to improve the church. He has openly advocated for acceptance of gay and lesbian Mormons. Dehlin was first threatened with excommunication in June along with Kate Kelly, who is feminist that has pushed for the ordination of women in the LDS church. Kelly was excommunicated last year.
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