Some readers may have heard that Jeremy Runnells has announced via a press release that he is facing a disciplinary council.
There are a few points I would like to make:
1)We would not know about this situation if he had not announced it in a press release. Church discipline is private.
2)When the council takes place, we will only hear one side of the story, i.e., Bro. Runnells’.
3)People who are truly interested in repentance usually do not make their disciplinary councils public through press releases. I have known people who faced a disciplinary council with an attitude of understanding and willingness to make changes. They have faced a loving, charitable process that has resulted in true positive progression in their lives. Bro. Runnells’ public statements show he is not interested in counsel from Church leaders.
4)Bro. Runnells’ claims in “Letter to a CES Director” have been thoroughly debunked point by point by FAIR Mormon.
5)Bro. Runnells’ claims had already been debunked by many sources when he wrote them, but he chose to ignore the existing scholarship.
If you have any friends who have been affected by Runnells’ letter, please ask them to read this: