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Published: Sunday, Oct. 6 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Truthseeker
SLO, CA

I would like to say I believe every daughter of God should be given the right to fulfill the full measure of her creation and that we are each born with unique talents and gifts. I would welcome the extension of the priesthood to women when/if God sees fit, to be used as a tool in fulfilling that unique role. The idea that women might one day be blessed with priesthood power is not abhorent or unwelcome.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

@Truthseeker

"The idea that women might one day be blessed with priesthood power is not abhorent or unwelcome."

Agreed but many people are turned off by the "agitation", "pressure", and negative public campaigns that results in the media from these groups pushing for the Priesthood. This seems counter to the very core of the Priesthood:

D&C 21:

37 "...when we undertake to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man."

39 We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.

40 Hence many are called, but few are chosen.

41 No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;

Nan BW
ELder, CO

As an LDS woman, I agree with Amanda. I am personally happy to let men have the priesthood responsibility. I don't manage to keep up with my own responsibilities well enough to be demanding more. Anyway, this is all in the hands of the Lord, and I am glad.

Miss Piggie
Phoenix, AZ

Women should be allowed to attend the General Priesthood Session if they discuss something pertaining to women... which they did. Missionary work. There are thousands of lady missionaries out preaching the gospel... doing the job assigned to Priesthood holders such as Apostles and Seventies (per the Bible anyway).

metisophia
Ogden, UT

@ Utesfan. If you are trying to use D&C 21 as a condemnation of the women who respectfully asked to attend the priesthood session, it doesn't work. That passage talks about misuse of power. These women do not have that power. They can only ask; which they did....in humility, in prayerfulness, and with a desire to drink from the well of Christ's word.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

@metisophia

"They can only ask; which they did....in humility, in prayerfulness, and with a desire to drink from the well of Christ's word."

And yet, they are perfectly willing to watch the Church be put in open shame by the anti-religious media by these events. Seems like a contradiction to me.

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