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.