The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has threatened to excommunicate a vocal critic for supporting gay marriage and the ordination of women.

John P. Dehlin operates Mormon Stories, a website and podcast for disaffected Mormons.

Dehlin told the AP that the church has scheduled a disciplinary hearing for January 25.

He said that the church has threatened to excommunicate him if he does not take down podcasts critical of the Mormon Church and disavow his support for marriage equality and the ordination of women.

“I still love the church, I still love Mormonism,” Dehlin, a 45-year-old married father of four, told the AP. “But I would certainly rather be excommunicated than violate my conscience.”

The Mormon Church was active in the passage of Proposition 8, California's now-defunct constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual unions.