No decision on Mormon gay-rights advocate case

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Associated Press

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 29 at 7:33 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who's well-known for advocating for gay rights and questioning some church policies says a Utah church leader is taking time to decide whether he'll be excommunicated.

John Dehlin says the regional church leader told him Sunday in Logan, Utah, that he needs to think and pray about Dehlin's case.

The meeting came six days after Kate Kelly, the founder of a prominent Mormon women's group, was excommunicated in a case that sent ripples throughout the country.

Dehlin says another meeting or deadline has not been set and that he agreed not to talk with the media any more about his case.

Dehlin was told in June to resign from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or face a disciplinary committee. He's operated a website for church members questioning their faith.

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