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Mormon blogger says he faces church slap-down, possible excommunication
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September 24th, 2012
04:03 PM ET

Mormon blogger says he faces church slap-down, possible excommunication

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

(CNN) – A Mormon blogger in Florida typed his way into national headlines when he recently went public about facing possible disciplinary action from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

David Twede, who says he’s a fifth-generation Mormon, is the managing editor of MormonThink.com, an online publication that invites debate and open discussion about the LDS Church.

Late last week, The Daily Beast reported that after writing articles critical of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Twede, 47, said he was called into church offices in Orlando, Florida, where he was “interrogated” and given “cease and desist” orders.

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Filed under: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints • Faith Now • Mitt Romney • Mormonism • Politics

September 24th, 2012
05:15 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Monday, September 24

By Arielle Hawkins, CNN

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

From the Blog:

CNN: Sunni Islam leader calls for peace, urges Muslims to have 'patience and wisdom'
A leading figure in the Sunni Islam world called for fellow believers to respond to recent controversial portrayals of Mohammed - which he said "spread hatred" - just like the prophet himself would, "through patience and wisdom."

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Filed under: Morning Read

September 24th, 2012
02:09 AM ET

Sunni Islam leader calls for peace, urges Muslims to have 'patience and wisdom'

From Ian Lee and Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, CNN

A leading figure in the Sunni Islam world called for fellow believers to respond to recent controversial portrayals of Mohammed - which he said "spread hatred" - just like the prophet himself would, "through patience and wisdom."

The Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa spoke to CNN as Muslims staged yet more passionate protests Saturday in yet more locales, from Germany to Lebanon to Bangladesh, as they have since September 11. Demonstrators railed against an obscure, 14-minute trailer for a film that mocks Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer - as well as the country in which it was privately produced, the United States - and more recently a French satirical magazine's cartoons of a figure representing Mohammed.

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Filed under: Islam

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