June 11 brought news that Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, prominent public LDS voice through Mormon Stories and other podcasts and venues, have been called to face church disciplinary councils for “apostasy,” as evidenced through their activism and public expressions of concern regarding various issues facing today’s Mormonism. Alan Rock Waterman has also apparently been notified of pending action, though he has not yet been contacted directly by his stake president.
Seeking good perspectives even as the news is still breaking, this episode features Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon’s interview with Elbert Peck, former head of Sunstone, who was in that post in September 1993 when several LDS scholars and activists, who have been labeled the “September Six,” were disciplined. What parallels can we draw between then and now? What are key differences?
Church’s 1991 Statement on Symposia (part of a longer document, so scroll down a bit)
Sunstone news story on the “September Six” (Elder Packer’s talk is on page 74)