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Published: Monday, Nov. 18 2013 9:55 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, Utah

@ Redshirt: Actually, yes - I did read the article. Did you? As the title of the article indicates, the article is a discussion of garments being an outward symbol of an inner commitment - namely the blessings and covenants of the Temple Endowment. Nowhere in the article does it state that only those who hold the priesthood can wear the garments.

There are several article on the LDS website that discuss women and the priesthood. These articles make it very clear that women do not hold the priesthood. I suggest you read them, and then, if you have further questions, perhaps you should speak with either the missionaries or your bishop.

“The man holds the Priesthood, performs the priestly duties of the Church, but his wife enjoys with him every other privilege derived from the possession of the Priesthood. ...” (Priesthood and Church Government [1965], 83)

Elder Bruce R. McConkie explained ...: “In the true Patriarchal Order man holds the priesthood and is the head of the household,.... (Mormon Doctrine, 2nd ed. [1966], 844)

"Women are likewise counseled to honor the priesthood, ... and to show respect to those who hold it." The LDS Woman, Basic Manual for Women, Lesson 13.

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