A prominent Mormon and white nationalist blogger was due to speak in Charlottesville.
The church has only excommunicated a handful of top leaders for discretions, including apostasy and adultery.
Ruthie Robertson had her fall classes at BYU-Idaho canceled after writing that homosexuality wasn't a sin.
The Mormon community is struggling to keep its cultural identity while embracing multiple racial, ethnic and national backgrounds.
Donald Trump has plenty of woes in Utah, usually a reliably red state, and one of them is Tim Kaine.
Experts say the trial will provide a rare glimpse into a secretive splinter sect of Mormonism.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which received criticism over its backing of Proposition 8 in California, has seemingly switched course.