Monday, March 24, 2014

The Catholic and Mormon Churches Need Choose Reform or Face Exodus

Still a boys' club.

by Brig Bagley

24 March 2014

I've mentioned this before, but it is good to hear it from another source that provides more facts and strong arguments--and even a parallel with Catholics. 

The status of society today is at great odds with these two institutions that live by tradition and hierarchical rule. With issues in the churches that are such non-issues in society--such as women's rights and equality--there is a impending decision that has to be made. People attending church today have replaced most of those who have experienced and accepted inequalities. The problem is that these younger folks don't understand why the church is continuing to mandate such outdated traditions. 

Church-goers will (and in many cases already have) risen up to challenge these traditions, finding un-moving resistance. When the heads of the church fail to listen to so many of its members, it will ultimately force these people away to find more open-minded liberal churches, or to stop attending churches altogether. The only way to prevent such a movement is to embrace the progression of the world is stands in.

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