Junior Ganymede
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John Dehlin, Martyr for the Lack of Faith

February 10th, 2015 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

I am just so shocked and disappointed that John Dehlin has been excommunicated.  It’s just so hard, I’ve worked and worked to make this Church I love a place that is open and welcoming and inclusive, and now I find it doesn’t even have room for people who don’t believe in God and who think Joseph Smith was a fraudster.  I don’t know, it’s just . . . serious, you guys, I’m so emotional right now.  This is so short-sighted.  What kind of message does it send?  If someone did a survey, I bet they’d find that there are very few atheists or people who don’t believe in Joseph Smith joining the Church, and things like this are why; they create a hostile environment.

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KK
February 10, 2015

Too bad for him it’s February instead of June, but I still hope he has a sleeveless outfit all picked out for his next on-camera appearance.


Dehlinite
February 10, 2015

Ask a Liberal Mormon,

Your post is so timely and welcomed by people like me, who don’t believe in the things that the TBM people do, but want to remain in a religious organization (I don’t want to say Church, it sounds so contrived) that claims to believe in things that I do not personally believe in. I stay because I want to change things to be the way I want them to be. Does that make sense?

Anyways, I’m putting a BIG HUGE GINORMOUS tent in my front yard as a symbol of the religious organization to which I wish to belong. ANYONE and I mean ANYONE can come in my tent (as long as you are not conservative, orthodox, believing members who do not agree with me).

Very truly yours,
Dehlinite


Vader
February 10, 2015

I find this lack of faith disturbing.


O. Kenobi
February 10, 2015

As if millions of brain cells suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

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