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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, checks messages of support and requests for interviews during a quiet moment at a bed and breakfast near downtown Salt Lake City after getting an official message through email that she has been excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday, June 23, 2014.
What they’re saying about excommunication of Ordain Women founder
First Published Jun 23 2014 04:47 pm • Last Updated Jul 03 2014 09:32 am

The news that Kate Kelly, the founder of the Mormon group Ordain Women, was excommunicated Monday quickly made news around the country.

Here is a sampling of some of the coverage from media outlets around the U.S. as well as the Ordain Women group.

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Ordain Women

The group offered its own take on the excommunication of its founder.

New York Times

The Times relies on a conversation with Kelly from Sunday evening, before the decision was handed down. But it does offer some historical perspective.


Reporter Jim Dalrymple II, who worked at The Tribune until recently taking a job with BuzzFeed, does a nice job of laying out the history of Kelly’s group as well as offering some insight into what the excommunication means.

L.A. Times

Much like the Times in New York, the L.A. Times goes with a story that relies heavily on the release from Ordain Women.

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The website tapped a Mormon feminist, Holly Welker, to offer a perspective on Kelly’s excommunication. It’s an interesting take from a supporter of Kelly and the Ordain Women movement.

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