@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.
@ 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.
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
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.
@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Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the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
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