Rock Waterman (blogger at Pure Mormonism) is a prominent Mormon blogger who maintains belief in all of the fundamental LDS Church truth claims (e.g., God, Jesus, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon). His beliefs are similar to those of Denver Snuffer, in that he believes that the modern, corporate LDS Church is failing to follow many of the teachings of the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants, and consequently has strayed from Christ’s and Joseph Smith’s core teachings.
In Part 1, we discuss Rock Waterman’s notice that he will be facing an LDS disciplinary council for apostasy on Wednesday evening June 3, 2015 at 7:30p.m. at the stake center at 2745 Eastern Ave. Sacramento, CA 95821.
In Part 2, Rock and his wife Connie retell the experience of his disciplinary council, which resulted in his excommunication from the LDS (Mormon) Church for blogging about his beliefs and differences with LDS Church policies.
Interestingly, Rock has been told by his church leaders to stop blogging at his blog (Pure Mormonism), but these same leaders have acknowledged that they have not spent much time actually reading his writings, have been instructed by an LDS area authority to hold a disciplinary council on Rock, but have been unwilling to tell Rock which of his teachings or statements are problematic.
Some of Rock’s most popular blog posts are included below:
- Are we paying too much tithing?
- Go ahead and skip that temple wedding
- How Corporatism Has Undermined and Subverted The Church of Jesus Christ
- Who is Changing Mormon Doctrine?
Rock’s Disciplinary Council Letter: