Mormon Women Knock at the Door, Are Turned Away


“On October 5, 2013, almost 200 Mormon women gathered in downtown Salt Lake City on a sunny but crisp Saturday afternoon in order to seek admission to the priesthood session of the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Calling itself Ordain Women, the group had already requested and been denied tickets to Saturday evening’s male-only priesthood session. Nonetheless the women and their allies walked to the Tabernacle on Temple Square to wait in the stand-by line for last-minute tickets.

“Instead they were met by church spokesperson Ruth Todd, who said, ‘This is no surprise to you, that we won’t be able to offer you a ticket or a place.’”

Holly Welker reports on Mormon women’s efforts to gain equality within the Church of Latter-day Saints for Religion Dispatches.



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