Source: Huffington Post
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated a high-ranking official on Tuesday ― the first time such action has been taken against a church leader in nearly three decades.
The Mormon church confirmed Tuesday that it had removed James J. Hamula from his position in the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church following disciplinary action.
The church did not state the reason for Hamula’s dismissal, and church representatives did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
Other reasons listed for excommunicating leaders in the church handbook include adultery, burglary, embezzlement, spousal abuse and “homosexual relations,” according to The Washington Post.