Date: September 23, 2010 01:26AM
What are the reasons for the church taking disciplinary action, or even excommunicating a member?
A 1990 article offered on the church's Web site lists the following reasons for convening a disciplinary council: "… abortion, transsexual operation, attempted murder, rape, forcible sexual abuse, intentionally inflicting serious physical injuries on others, adultery, fornication, homosexual relations, child abuse (sexual or physical), spouse abuse, deliberate abandonment of family responsibilities, robbery, burglary, theft, sale of illegal drugs, fraud, perjury, or false swearing."
ARTICLE from 1990 referenced:
A Chance to Start Over:
Church Disciplinary Councils and the Restoration of Blessings
By Elder M. Russell Ballard
Of the Quorum of the Twelve
M. Russell Ballard, “A Chance to Start Over: Church Disciplinary Councils and the Restoration of Blessings,” Ensign, Sept. 1990, 12http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1990.htm/ensign%20september%201990.htm/a%20chance%20to%20start%20over%20church%20disciplinary%20councils%20and%20the%20restoration%20of%20blessings.htm