In the wake of Kate Kelly’s excommunication notice, the President of the Young Women’s Organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bonnie L. Oscarson, released a video calling for compassion and understanding. Sister Oscarson counsels that we should all act with Christ-like charity in reaching out to others, especially those who are struggling.
Below is the full text of the video that was released from the Church found here.
“All of us as sisters in the gospel have the responsibility and privilege to support and nourish one another. We have all committed to be disciples of Jesus Christ and this discipleship should be at the heart of all that we do. Each of us is in a different place in our spiritual journey. Some may struggle with testimony. Some have questions or wrestle with the pressures and trials of life. Those who are struggling for whatever reason should be able to find within our sisterhood a spirit of warmth, inclusion, and love.
Occasionally, some of our brothers and sisters may find themselves away from the fold because of personal choices. Without condoning those choices it is important to remember the Savior’s message of leaving the ninety and nine safely in the fold and reaching out with love, with kindness and with compassion to the one. We can demonstrate that compassion by ensuring that our communications with one another are respectful and kind.”