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Mormon women look for entrance to priesthood
Reuters ^ | 4/5/2014 | Jennifer Dobner

Posted on 04/05/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT by markomalley

A group of 500 Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality with men are expected to seek admittance to a male-only session of the faith's spring conference on Saturday, as they promote the ordination of women into the lay priesthood of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Adorned in purple, members of Ordain Women plan to march from a park to the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square, the heart of a four-block campus that is the church's global home.

They will stand in line for seats to the evening priesthood meeting at a semi-annual two-day conference, after last month church officials rebuffed their request for advance tickets to that meeting.

In a letter, the church said "activist events" such as the group's attempt at entry detract from the sacred environment of Temple Square and the "spirit of harmony" during the two-day conference which includes four events open to both genders and the male-only priesthood meeting.

"We're not activists. We're not protesters," said Kate Kelly, a Washington, D.C.-based human rights attorney and lifetime Mormon who last year co-founded the group with about 20 other women.

"We're people on the inside. We are investing in an institution ... not critiquing it to tear it down," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Other Christian; Theology
KEYWORDS: antichristian; inman
ROFL. Sounds familiar.
1 posted on 04/05/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley; reaganaut; GeronL; Elsie

Been hearing about this now for about two years.

I feel a revelation, to testify to, coming on...


2 posted on 04/05/2014 3:20:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: markomalley

“To every thing there is a Season, and a Time to every purpose under Heaven… a Time to be born and a Time to die… a Time to tear down and a Time to build.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-3


3 posted on 04/05/2014 3:29:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: markomalley

I think HBO series the Big Love did take on this


4 posted on 04/05/2014 3:40:19 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: markomalley
"We're not activists. We're not protesters."

Let me guess: you're also not liars?

5 posted on 04/05/2014 3:41:14 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: markomalley; Elsie

the sacred environment of Temple Square
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Elsie has the pic of the words on the statue in the so called “sacred” arm to the square errr square..

something about all Christian churches aren’t kosher etc..

but the Mormon religion is..


6 posted on 04/05/2014 3:46:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Vendome

Have you seen where I put my hat?


7 posted on 04/05/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: wideawake

Silly Sisters, Priesthood is for Brothers.......


8 posted on 04/05/2014 4:06:09 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Cochise wears a hat?


9 posted on 04/05/2014 4:21:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Jeff Chandler

10 posted on 04/05/2014 4:22:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: S.O.S121.500

So...Molly Mormon now thinks she’s equal to Peter Priesthood!!?

Oh, SHIZ......!


11 posted on 04/05/2014 4:39:26 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: markomalley

The leadership has a history of changing the rules to accommodate political necessity.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: markomalley

13 posted on 04/05/2014 7:07:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: bigheadfred

yeah the bigoted Morg refused to give the priesthood to black men until 1978..

they said NEVER about that too..

then Jimmy Carter convinced them that now was the time/season...

though in the last 35 years no black man has been moved up to the top..

Now its the time for the women to stop being 2nd class citizens...

the Morg is bleeding members..

and men from the middle to top are leaving..

theres great gaps in the high priesthood of Mormonism...


14 posted on 04/05/2014 7:31:48 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: markomalley

Solution: they can get free sex change operations under obamacare.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 8:13:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: elcid1970

OFF with her head!


16 posted on 04/05/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Elsie has the pic of the words on the statue in the so called “sacred” arm to the square errr square..

???

I've got this:



17 posted on 04/05/2014 8:44:35 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Vendome

Yep. The only question is “when” will the revelation say the change should be made.

It’s going to be interesting when women get on the inside and see all the phony crap going on. You know they won’t be able to keep quiet about it. /s


18 posted on 04/05/2014 8:46:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Tennessee Nana

When women are allowed into the priesthood will Romney pull over on the side of the road and cry?


19 posted on 04/05/2014 8:47:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: markomalley

There have been women trying to be ordained in the Catholic church for, I think, decades.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 10:12:28 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: WilliamRobert
... I serve as a election judge, and am active in my Church (LDS though I may not get involved in the many anti rants posted here).

FOIA

22 posted on 04/06/2014 2:24:17 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: WilliamRobert
It will be a cold day in HeLL when women are allowed into the LDS priesthood.

Ya know; 37 years ago; another person who had chosen to be a MORMON was saying...

It will be a coldday in HeLL when BLACKS are allowed into the LDS priesthood!

23 posted on 04/06/2014 2:26:18 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: WilliamRobert

And here we keeping hearing mormon s are so nice, and very tolerant.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 6:22:12 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: markomalley; All
Well, let's see...they had prophetesses in the early Christian church...Anna (Luke 2:36) + Philip's four daughters (Acts 21:8-9)...Would the Mormon Church claim them to be disharmonious for daring to prophesy?

This need to somehow "protect the priesthood" is where the Mormon church turns the word "priest" 100% upside down.

When you read the Bible, a "priest" was one who represented the people before God (intercession). The "prophet" was one who represented God before the people.

Mormon leaders constantly claim the priesthood represents God before the people, but that is pure Biblical distortion.

Peter taught about the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:4-9) -- as did John (Rev. 1:5-6).

25 posted on 04/06/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Elsie

They were trying to get in a session reserved for members of the priesthood, which includes most males in the church who are 12 and older.

http://www.standard.net/stories/2014/04/05/ordain-women-group-rebuffed-mormon-priesthood-meeting
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well this article at least admits that even little kids can get into the Mormon meetings but still adult women are barred from attending...

Help, the Mormon priesthood has caused the constitution to hang by a thread...


26 posted on 04/06/2014 1:10:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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