The editor of MormonThink, a website that encourages Mormons to question church history and doctrine, has been told that he faces a church trial and possible excommunication because he is an apostate who is trying to lead church members astray.

David Twede’s situation was first reported Friday by the website The Daily Beast, which suggested that he was being disciplined because he had posted several articles critical of Mitt Romney. The church said that was not the case.