No decision following hearing for Mormon man facing ouster

FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Sam Young, center, speaks to a group of people during a march to church headquarters, in Salt Lake City. Young, the Mormon man who has publicly and vociferously led a campaign criticizing the church's practice of allowing closed door, one-on-one interviews between youth and lay leaders where sexual questions sometimes arise, may soon be kicked out of the faith. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who has led a campaign criticizing the church’s practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders will have to wait to find out if he’ll be kicked out of the religion.

Sam Young said Sunday night that local church leaders didn’t make a decision following a disciplinary council at his congregation in Houston. Young says they didn’t say when they will decide.

Young faces excommunication after calling for an end to interviews where youth are asked if they’re following the law of chastity. He and his supporters say that question leads to inappropriate conversations and shaming.

The 65-year-old would be the third high-profile member of the faith to be excommunicated in recent years.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn’t generally comment on disciplinary hearings.

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1 Comment

  • Deedee September 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Why do these guys come in and want to change a religion? Just start your own if you think you know so much more than the leaders of the church you belong to. Or is it the attention you crave? Either way, just leave if you don’t like what you see. Or you can always humble yourself and pray for understanding and receive a confirmation that church doctrine is correct and the will of the Lord. Either way, just get out of the news, you are more than annoying.

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