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LDS blogger, a Romney critic, faces church discipline, but why?
A Mormon blogger who has written critical web essays about LDS history, temple worship and contemporary issues, including about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, faces LDS Church discipline for "apostasy."
Initially, the Florida blogger, David Twede, managing editor of mormonthink.com, told news media Friday that the threatened church action was due to his comments about Romney. Later that day, he denied any political link. Then, on Saturday, he returned to "a feeling in [his] gut" that his Romney remarks triggered the possible discipline.
"It is patently false for someone to suggest they face church discipline for having questions or for expressing a political view," LDS Church spokesman Michael Purdy said in a statement. "The church is an advocate of individual choice. It is a core tenet of our faith."
Purdy went on to say that "church discipline becomes necessary only in those rare...