Grant Palmer’s been disfellowshipped – thus saith the AP Newswire and other sources. The Salt Lake Tribune has an excellent article on it, quoting our own John Hatch. I’m not sure what this will do to the excommunication thread. Perhaps we should have a "Value of Being Disfellowshipped" thread instead?
I’m not sure where I come out on the issue of what to do with someone like Grant, but it’s none of my business. All would hope that local church leaders err on the side of compassion in such cases. Even more interesting in my mind is whether being disfellowshipped is the Church’s way of denouncing his book without destroying the man. Can any legitimate conclusions be drawn from this?
Do you still get/have to pay tithing if you’ve been disfellowshipped?