Mormon Women Praying at General Conference: No Way But Up
So, if you have been around the Mormon internet (especially Facebook), you may have seen John Dehlin posting how he heard “from a friend” that there would be a woman giving a prayer at the next General Conference.
Well, apparently, that hearsay rumor got upgraded. Peggy Fletcher Stack wrote an article reporting this news for the Salt Lake Tribune. And if you weren’t fully convinced by that, PFS wrote on her Facebook page:
Dear FB friends, My sources for this story are solid. Trust me. I am a professional journalist. I do not go into print with rumors.
But seriously, Peggy Fletcher Stack is a quality reporter, so I buy it.
Furthermore, I’m truly happy for the women of the church. There is no way for them to go but up.
But that’s kinda what I wanted to comment about. Obviously, it’s not like Mormon women are barefoot and in the kitchen. But when everyone’s getting exciting about women praying in General Conference, I start to wonder what bizarro world we are in.
(Then again, we recently learned that women and pants are still a big deal in the 21st century.)
Even more, when people online suggest that this is example of the church caving in to pressure from the members…like, I don’t know why the church decided this, or how long ago it was, or what amount of time was spent thinking about this issue, but if this is the mountain that can be moved with faith…well…
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