1029-1032: Dr. Gina Colvin’s Pre-Excommunication Interview
December 18, 2018
Dr. Gina Colvin, host of A Thoughtful Faith Podcast, is set to be excommunicated by the Mormon Church for apostasy on 12/20/2018 in her New Zealand ward by her bishop. The accusations against Gina include the following:
(a) Being baptized into the Anglican faith.
(b) Her continued profession of membership in the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints;
(c) Active criticism of the Church and its leaders in public forums; and
(d) Public advocacy for positions which are contrary to core doctrines of the Church.
Firstly, I would like to thank you all so very much for your prayers. The strength and the sincerity of them have been felt and have buoyed me up during a difficult few days. Thank you for the candles, the blessings, the poetry and the waves of loving support.
As I had made clear, I hadn’t intended on going, but in the 11th hour, both my Bishop and my Stake President reached out and encouraged me to go to the council. After a very tender exchange, I was moved by the spirit and agreed to attend.
Could I say ‘thank you’ to all of those who sent letters. Each of those letters were read by my Bishop and their collective witness was taken very seriously.
Thank you to my friends who ditched prior plans and came with me and held vigil at the church. And thank you to my former Bishop, Pete Cammock whose presence and voice was wise and wonderful.
Much to my surprise, the council was a very sacred experience for all who attended. I found it profoundly moving.
The result of the council, Nathan and I are very pleased to announce, is ‘no action’.
I still don’t agree with Disciplinary Councils but under the circumstances, this was Mormonism (or whatever its supposed to be called these days) at its best.”