Because of the cruel comments about Kate Kelly.
Because, “she got what she deserved.”
Because of disciplinary courts around the nation, published in the New York Times and not.
Because I speak out in church and go home feeling stupid and silly.
Because Kate Kelly is grieving. Because my sisters are grieving.
Because my religion is my identity and I fear my religion.
Because of the polarization of women in the church.
Because I was born to speak out, I was born to doubt, I was born to be imperfect, and I was born to be powerful.
Because I feel so terribly loved by God, yet so terribly unwanted here.