LDS Bishop Sam Young, who faced his church court hearing last Sunday for protesting church policy on youth interviews, was not immediately given the council’s decision. Normally a Mormon facing a disciplinary council is given the verdict at the end of the hearing. In this case, because of the media presence and all of his supporters outside the church building, the church decided to hold off giving the verdict in order to avoid bad press.
Instead, the church delivered the verdict letter to Sam’s business later in the week. In order to thwart the church’s obvious attempt to suppress the decision from the public eye, Sam Young decided to not open the letter until tomorrow, which he will do publicly across the street from Temple Square in Salt Lake.