Rock Waterman, author of one of my favorite blogs: Pure Mormonism, joined me in the studio today to discuss the progress on his impending Church discipline. He’s written and published a book, “What To Expect When You’re Excommunicated: The Believing Mormon’s Guide To The Coming Purge”. Rock is a fascinating guy with a unique perspective on what it means to be a Mormon. He was recently informed by his Bishop that a member of the Quorum of the Seventy (one of the general authorities of the LDS Church) said that Rock has 3 choices:
- Stop publishing the blog
- voluntarily resign from the church
- face excommunication
He’s now officially heard from his Stake President, and it appears that the proceedings will soon be underway. Listen to the show to hear his reaction to the threat and what he plans to do about it.
Buy it here: http://amzn.com/0692256989
For those of you in the SLC area, you can catch Rock live during the Sunstone Symposium: https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2014-summer-symposium/
On Saturday August 2nd he will participate in the panel discussing “Moderating Mormons in Cyberspace.” That panel will convene at 11:00 am Saturday; he will be present at the symposium for all three days beginning Thursday, July 31st, so please stop by, say HI! Buy his book before you go. It would be awesome to be able to tell him you’ve supported his effort before you meet him 🙂
One fun tidbit: I recently learned that Rock is best friends with another one of my friends, Tony Toscano of Talking Pictures! Apparently these guys go back to the days before I was even born. Tony joined us in the studio today as well.