Regardless of the circumstances, the church gives you a release if you no longer can or want to do the job for the position! Paul Dunn wanted a release, and health reasons were sited, but I think everyone knows the real reason he wanted the release, and he got the release! Even an anti Mormon site mentions the release of Dunn! Check out "Dunn, in the Name of God." Who are the trolls now?!?:
No. Once again you are incorrect.
Emeritus General Authority
September 30, 1989 – January 9, 1998
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
I think the key phrase is 'Called by...'
(of the former holder of an office, esp. a professor) Having retired but retaining his title as an honor
And, at the time of his move into emeritus status (for age and health reasons not as a form of punishment), Paul H. Dunn was even given a unanimous sustaining vote and a vote of thanks for his faithful and effective service.
Now if you are suggesting that he was released for reasons other than age or health then you are accusing the then First Counsellor in the FP (GBH) of lying to the membership of the Church. You sure you want to throw Hinckley under the bus to defend Dunn?
Today, in consideration of factors of age and health, it is proposed that we sustain the following as Emeritus members of the First Quorum of the Seventy with a vote of thanks for their faithful and effective service: Elders Theodore M. Burton, Robert L. Simpson, Victor L. Brown, Paul H. Dunn, J. Thomas Fyans, Wm. Grant Bangerter, Royden G. Derrick, and Rex C. Reeve.
Those in favor, please manifest it...
...President Benson, it appears that the voting has been unanimous in the affirmative.
(GBH Conference 1989)
Your fingers seem to be typing posts that your brain hasn't authorised for publication...