BY STEPHEN HUDAK MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS Telegraph Herald | 0 comments
ORLANDO, Fla.–The Orlando-based editor of MormonThink.com, a website that challenges the church’s teachings, said he faces excommunication because of his writings, including some critical of Republican presidential nominee and fellow Mormon Mitt Romney.
David Twede, 47, has been summoned to the disciplinary council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orlando on Sept. 30 and could face “disfellowshipment or excommunication,” according to a letter he posted on his blog.
The letter, signed by Allan Pratt, the church’s regional leader in Central Florida, stated that Twede was “reported to have been in apostasy,” an offense in which a member attempts to lead followers away from the church and its teachings. The letter invites Twede to present witnesses and evidence in his defense.