LDS Church says disciplinary claim is 'patently false'

by | Sep. 24, 2012

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that suggestions by a Florida man that he is being excommunicated by the church for writing negative articles about Mitt Romney are “patently false.”

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, LDS Church spokesman Michael Purdy denied that David Twede, who is described in The Daily Beast as “a scientist, novelist and fifth-generation Mormon,” is facing church discipline “for having questions or for expressing a political view.”

“The church is an advocate of individual choice,” Purdy said. “It is a core tenet of our faith. Church discipline becomes necessary only in those rare occasions when an individual’s actions cannot be ignored while they claim to be in good standing with the church."

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