Mormon Women Protest to Be Ordained
Hey, if polygamy has been outlawed by the Mormon Church, why can’t women be ordained? About 130 women protested Saturday outside the Tabernacle after being rejected from the all-male priesthood meeting. Adding insult to injury was that men and boys were issued last-minute tickets, making it seem like “they were more important,” said Julia Murphy, of Heidelberg, Germany. Part of the Ordain Women movement, the group is trying to pressure the Utah-based Church of Latter-Day Saints to extend the priesthood to women. Only men aged 12 and older can be considered for priesthood. But Ordain Women faces an uphill battle: a poll in the 2010 book American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us found that 90 percent of LDS women oppose female priests.