Skip to comments.Mormon women look for entrance to priesthood
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.
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Been hearing about this now for about two years.
I feel a revelation, to testify to, coming on...
“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
I think HBO series the Big Love did take on this
Let me guess: you're also not liars?
the sacred environment of Temple Square
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..
Have you seen where I put my hat?
Silly Sisters, Priesthood is for Brothers.......
Cochise wears a hat?
So...Molly Mormon now thinks she’s equal to Peter Priesthood!!?
The leadership has a history of changing the rules to accommodate political necessity.
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...
Solution: they can get free sex change operations under obamacare.
OFF with her head!
I've got this:
THEY TEACH FOR DOCTRINE THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/george-q-george-quayle-cannon/the-life-of-joseph-smith-the-prophet-hci/page-2-the-life-of-joseph-smith-the-prophet-hci.shtml
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
When women are allowed into the priesthood will Romney pull over on the side of the road and cry?
There have been women trying to be ordained in the Catholic church for, I think, decades.
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!
And here we keeping hearing mormon s are so nice, and very tolerant.
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).
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.
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...