RESPONSE TO A DISCIPLINARY COUNCIL SUMMONS: “I fully understand that the purpose of the excommunication process is one of repentance and forgiveness. Let me be perfectly clear in stating openly that I do NOT see anything in regards to my relationship with Sean Bishop that I deem necessary for the repentance process. Am I perfect? No. Is my relationship with Sean perfect? No. We are merely two human beings who wish to create a life with each other, and yes, eventually bring life into this world to create an eternal family no different from yours. Can you honestly believe–when Sean and I die–that a loving and caring God, as we see them, would take our children from us? Our marriage is not ‘Counterfeit,’ our love for each other is not ‘Counterfeit,’ and our life most definitely NOT ‘Counterfeit.'” -Taylor Knuth-Bishop, in a letter to his bishopric, posted publicly 2 May 2015. [source]
COMMENTARY: How can you call someone a sinner who wants the same things you want: a stable, committed life with a person he cherishes? I think some Mormon leaders have missed the single most important message of Christianity: love. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.