Prominent Mormons Summoned to Church Court
The New York Times has learned that John Dehlin, host of the Mormon Stories podcast, and Kate Kelly, founder of the Ordain Women organization, have been summoned to church courts in their respective stakes.
Dehlin, in addition to his podcast that sometimes discusses challenging issues, has been outspoken in his support of same-gender marriage and broader inclusion of gays. As Laurie Goodstein, the Times author notes, this is a change of course for the church, which has strived in recent years to project a more inclusive image following intense criticism after the church supported anti-gay (and anti-ERA) initiatives in several states, most prominently in California.
—News Update by John Hatch
The Salt Lake Tribune interviews Kate and John here.