Spiritual Punishment Run Amok
The Mormon Church decides to excommunicate a lifelong member, Buckley Jeppson (on the left) who is gay, because he married his boyfriend legally in Toronto last year. So what does he do? He launches a web site, of course! The bigotry and ecclesiastical abuse that would have, in a previous age, been swept under the a veil of silence, is now in the pages of the Los Angeles Times.
God, I love the internet.
The one piece of advice I would offer to Buckley Jeppson is that he should stop trying to reconcile the hierarchy of the LDS church to his own respectful and open-minded beliefs (unlike many of the everyday members, the church's leadership is neither) and just realize that he's got to move on. You don't dance at a party where you're not invited, man.