What Excommunication Means to Mormons

The high profile excommunication of a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, Elder James J. Hamula is making the rounds in the international media, and throughout the Church. While many will see the removal of members as a type of silencing or punishment, the disciplinary action that we call “excommunication” has far greater and more significant purposes to Latter-day Saints and oftentimes is not the negative or detrimental process we view it as. Excommunication to Protect the Innocent The Church is very invested in protecting its members from damage caused by people within it’s walls. If members are actively … Continue reading What Excommunication Means to Mormons