LDS spokeswoman discusses church discipline with radio host Doug Fabrizio

Published: Tuesday, June 17 2014 8:39 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, June 17 2014 8:39 p.m. MDT

This file image shows Temple Square, home to the headquarters of the LDS Church, in Salt Lake City, April 4, 2013.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio spoke Tuesday with Ally Isom, senior manager of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, about the disciplinary process.

While Fabrizio mentioned two Mormon activists facing church discipline — Kate Kelly, the leader of a group seeking ordination of women to the priesthood, and John Dehlin, a blogger — Isom clarified at the outset that her purpose was to discuss the process and not the personal cases of Kelly and Dehlin.

"While we can discuss process, the church is not going to publicly discuss private matters of faith between a specific church member, and that member's local leader and God," Isom said. "That decision, that process remains confidential, and we'll respect that."

In the 51-minute interview, Isom also emphasized the central role of love, reiterating a sentiment captured in a statement posted to MormonNewsroom.org June 11.

"The church is a family made up of millions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and opinions. There is room for questions and we welcome sincere conversations. We hope those seeking answers will find them and happiness through the gospel of Jesus Christ," according to the statement.

The interview is available on radiowest.kuer.org.

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