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excommunication of Bill Reel
Bill Reel was a Mormon Bishop who started a podcast called mormondiscussionpodcast.org, to discuss the faith. On December 2, 2018, he was excommunicated from the Mormon church for "apostasy". Reel describes a friendly relationship he once had with Elder Holland. However, Reel said during his own faith crisis, when he posed doctrinal questions to the apostle, he was met with silence. Then he began calling church leaders Liars for exaggerating church statistics and making other false statements. He recorded the disciplinary council and publicly shared the recording as well as his excommunication letter. Find the Mormon stories episode where he discusses it point by point. Bill was a nuanced believer and made the faith work, but through his podcast episodes, listeners can witness his crisis of faith increase until we see him excommunicated.
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