Obviously not. Laity automatically excommunicated, leaders not. Not the discussion is about excommunicating Christians, it is about why you ignore Paul and just leave strangling weeds in your leadership. Paul is clear sexual sin and false teachers are to be avoided and excommunicated.Aren't the rules the same though? If a religious (nun) or a priest procures an abortion or performs one, they are excommunicated too. Similarly, if a lay member commits sexual sin they are not automatically excommunicated. How are the rules not the same?
But I want to return to a discussion of excommunication. If you are going to excommunicate Christians for sins, which would they be and why?
I do not understand that those leaders who rape children, let us stop softening what they do and call it for what it is the rape of children, are not given the highest discipline that can be given which is automatic excommunication.