Friday, March 21, 2014

Ordaining Women: Fact and Satire

by Brig Bagley

21 March 2014

The quote that inspired this fun, yet meaningful article came from a Mormon blogger, but is easily a default thoughtless argument of many LDS people concerning women's equality in the church:

If women are ordained, what’s to stop LDS Church leaders from ordaining toddlers, or house pets, or toaster ovens? Have none of you thought about the slippery slope problems???

 Read the satire piece here:

But in all seriousness, the LDS church has been unfair to women even leaving out the teaching that the priesthood is solely for worthy male members. Here are just a few examples:

This is just a small list of items that detail the gender inequality in the church. Even if it's true that priesthood is a male responsibility (because men aren't "good enough" to bear children and be mothers ... BS), these few facts ought to be enough to give pause to even the most faithful of members. It is also interesting to note that it has taken all the way to 2012-2014 to make drastic changes to policy as a result from social pressure. The fact that the church is bending its opportunities for women so late in the game shows that there really are issues deep within it.

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