It is still surprising to hear, though, in this day and age, that any organized religion would deliberately alienate the forward thinking women in their ranks, particularly one as able to verbally defend herself as unlikelier activist Kate Kelly.
As reported on by the Huffington Post.
Kelly said before the decision that she will always be Mormon.
"I don't feel like Mormonism is something that washes off," she said. "That identity is not something that they can take from me."
She was shocked to find out earlier this month from her bishop that she is facing excommunication from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which she is a lifelong member. The leader of Ordain Women is accused of apostasy, defined as repeated and public advocacy of positions that oppose church teachings.
News Nation with Tamron Hall had Kate Kelly herself on MSNBC Tuesday morning, and she elucidated her commitment to getting women a better platform in the Mormon Church, uphill trek or not. Craig Melvin was in for Ms. Hall.
To underline the Ick Factor, hard not to do with anything involving the Mormon Church and women, they spoke of the party line response to their desire to get some Bishop-Level attention given to their cause. Not without a penis, tsk tsk.
The women asked to be allowed in a meeting reserved for members of the priesthood, which includes most males in the church who are 12 and older. Church leaders had previously told the group they wouldn't be let in and warned them not to disturb the faith's biannual general conference that weekend.