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.



  1. Anne, why do you fear the Church?

    And yes, you belong here. 🙂

  2. Because ideas should be considered and discussed

    Because Matthew 5:29 (“And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee”), a scripture to men about lusting and objectifying women, is being used as justification for excommunicating a woman

  3. I’ve been feeling so heartbroken about this whole situation, and have gone back and forth on why. Did I feel like the church “let me down”? Or did I feel like maybe I agree with the ordain women movement, and now must keep silent on pain of excommunication? And then I realized that I am sad anytime anyone is excommunicated and the fact that this is so public makes my heart hurt that much more. There is so much emotion we have to sort through here, and it’s not easy. xo

    • I love both you girls!!! When I read that headline my heart sunk and I almost cried. I didn’t know why at first but then I realized it was like watching someone being spiritually be-headed. Someone I didn’t realize I had come to respect and agree with alot. Missing you both. All my love. Xoxoxoxoxoxo

  4. Thanks you guys for the comments. 🙂

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