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Founder of Ordain Women excommunicated from Mormon Church
Founder of Ordain Women excommunicated from Mormon Church

Kate Kelly, the founder of a prominent Mormon women’s group, has been excommunicated, according to her organization, Ordain Women. Kelly, an international human rights lawyer, formed the group, which pushes for gender equality in the faith, with the ultimate goal of allowing women in the lay clergy. Kelly has repeatedly insisted that she has not spoken out against church leaders or church doctrine. The excommunication was announced by Ordain Women on Monday afternoon. Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the formal name of the Mormon Church, held a disciplinary hearing on Sunday in Virginia before weighing their decision overnight. Kelly did not attend...

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