Shunning is For the Faithful

I realized only this year that all that time I was an orthodox member of the Mormon church, I was afraid of exclusion. It was something that I always worried about, at the same time that I told myself that I never had to worry about it because I would never do anything that needed such discipline. I was very good at following all the rules, better than most Mormons around me. And then I began to write about Mormonism, sometimes with a critical eye. The fear…