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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:20 pm 
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Untrue. I was an eyewitness to his coming out to his collegues in 1980.



Thank you Plutarch, and enough said for the intellectual credibility of Sunstone, an organ of the tiny yet vocal and militant LDS Left and not necessarily an honest broker of all things transpiring among the culturla Mormons.


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BS. You were just an "eyewitness" (and likely participant in) to the rumor-mongering among DCP and his ilk going on about Quinn.



This wagon circling duck-and-cover behavior regarding Quinn is becoming a real romp. Quinn apostatized from the church both behaviorally and intellectually and did so with eyes wide open. Quinn's homosexuality (and his personal making of peace with it rather than trying to conform himself to the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ), as well as his long standing agenda of defamation and criticism of the church in an attempt to get it to alter its position on homosexuality within the church (as with similar Roman Catholic leftists) are well known and of long standing.

Quinn was excommunicated most probably for both his private moral lapses and his public assaults on the church as a public intellectual. Any church, which is a private institution supported by the private contributions of its faithful adherants, reserves the right to precisely such action. Sonja Johnson was not excommunicated for her zany feminist beliefs, but for publically encouraging the general public to refuse to let missionaries into their homes to teach them until the church altered its opposition to the ERA and other feminists causes (or Mormon feminist causes, like the ordination of woman to the Priesthood) If you have become utterly hostile to the beliefs of the community of faith of which you are a member, and have committed yourself to its defamation and deligitmization, it seems to me that the only move that community of faith has, at that point, is to dissassociate itself from such an enemy, both for the benefit of that community of faith and the hostile critic. As I mentioned before, Quinn should not want to be a part of the church if the church would have him as a member (bouncing off Groucho again), by which I mean anyone who would really want to remake a religion in his own image has already conceded that the religion in question is not revealed religion but a sociaological construct.

In that case, religion itself becomes nothing more than a glorified cult of navel gazing.


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Quinn was excommunicated most probably for both his private moral lapses and his public assaults on the church as a public intellectual.

Baloney -- the Church itself (via Quinn's stake president) said he was ex'ed for "conduct contrary to the laws and order of the Church," specifically, Quinn's repeated refusal to meet with the stake president or to attend the disciplinary council. If they truly 'had him' on apostasy or immoral behavior, then those would have been the bases for his excommunication ... but they weren't.

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If you have become utterly hostile to the beliefs of the community of faith of which you are a member, and have committed yourself to its defamation and deligitmization, it seems to me that the only move that community of faith has, at that point, is to dissassociate itself from such an enemy, both for the benefit of that community of faith and the hostile critic.

I agree, but that is not what they did with Quinn, whether you like it or not.

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Untrue. I was an eyewitness to his coming out to his collegues in 1980.



Thank you Plutarch, and enough said for the intellectual credibility of Sunstone, an organ of the tiny yet vocal and militant LDS Left and not necessarily an honest broker of all things transpiring among the culturla Mormons.


So now Plutarch/Coggins7 is carrying on a conversation with himself?

I suppose this is a step up from posting under other persons' screen names.

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I'm not Plutarch. Get a life.


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