Mormon Writer Threatened With Excommunication For Criticizing Romney
David Twede, a fifth generation Mormon, is managing editor of MormonThink.com, a site that offers theological debates about the faith. He is now being threatened with excommunication for articles critical of Mitt Romney.
A Mormon in good standing, Twede has never been disciplined by Latter Day Saints leadership. But it now appears his days as a Mormon may be numbered because of a series of articles he wrote this past week that were critical of Mitt Romney.
On Sunday, Twede says his bishop, stake president, and two church executives brought him into Florida Mormon church offices in Orlando and interrogated him for nearly an hour about his writings, telling him, “Cease and desist, Brother Twede.”
Mormon leaders have scheduled an excommunication “for apostasy” on Sept. 30. A spokesman for the church told The Daily Beast that the church would not be commenting for this story.