Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality

Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality By Peggy Fletcher Stack The Salt Lake Tribune Published Aug 17, 2012 07:45AM MDT For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: priesthood ordination. After all, every worthy male in the lay-clergy-run Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – starting at age 12 – is ordained in this priesthood. It is seen as a holy power, described as the authority to act in God’s name, yet given exclusively to men. At the same time, lots of LDS women are perfectly comfortable with the roles they believe God assigned to them, including motherhood … Copyright 2012 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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