A high positioned church official was terminated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints earlier on Tuesday. This action has been imposed on an official for the first time in decades. The church reaffirmed that it had removed James J. Hamula from his high held reputed post in the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church following retributory action.
The reason for Hamula’s dismissal was not mentioned by the Church nor did they comment anything for the media. However, the Church’s website displayed that action wasn’t taken for renunciation of religious belief which necessitates public disregard the principles of faith.
Other reasons for excommunicating leaders mentioned in the church handbook are adultery, burglary, embezzlement, spousal abuse and “homosexual relations. This affects membership loss in the church and forbiddance from certain activities. But excommunicated members can participate in church meetings and even reenter the church.
If a person shows remorse then he can be taken in the church again but rebaptism is mandatory. Hamula aged 59, was an associate of the First Quorum of the Seventy, the controlling body that was situated under church president and the Twelve Apostles. He served as executive director of the Correlations Department, which toils to ensure clear and constant communication of church rules.
The last leader who was removed from the church was George P Lee in 1989. Lee was an American Indian who indicted Mormon leadership of racism. He was removed on the basis of apostasy.