melzwhimzy:

“In case of difficulty respecting doctrine or principle, if there is not a sufficiency written to make the case clear to the minds of the council, the president may inquire and obtain the mind of the Lord by revelation.” -Doctrine and Covenants 102:23, discussing how disciplinary councils are to make decisions when there is no doctrine on the matter. (So did Kate Kelly’s bishop receive revelation for the whole church when he excommunicated her for apostasy for advocating that women receive the priesthood when there is no doctrine forbidding it? How should I know? I’m just another apostate.) (x)