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Mormon man opposing youth interviews says ouster likely

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Mormon man facing church discipline for his public opposition to closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth says he thinks he might have helped his chances slightly during a disciplinary hearing but not enough to stave off excommunication.

The 65-year-old Sam Young said Monday local church leaders in Houston told him they'll inform him of their decision by mail in the coming days.

He says they told him during the hearing that he's accused of apostasy, which refers to teaching inaccurate doctrine or publicly defying guidance from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Church officials declined comment on the case.

Young and his supporters say interviews where youth are asked if they're following the law of chastity lead to inappropriate conversations and shaming.

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