SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A well-known Mormon gay-rights advocate faces excommunication as he meets with a regional church leader discuss his case.
John Dehlin also has operated a website for years that provides a forum for church members questioning their faith. He expects to find out Sunday if he'll face a disciplinary hearing or be exonerated.
His meeting comes 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.
Kelly is appealing that ruling.
Dehlin was told in early June to resign as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or face a disciplinary committee. His church leader in Logan, Utah, has agreed to meet before deciding the next step.
Dehlin is a well-known Mormon blogger who, despite being heterosexual, is an advocate for the LGBT community.
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