Latter-day Saints women face off over right to priesthood. By Nina Strochlic.
On Saturday, as thousands of Mormons attended the male-only priesthood session at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City, 100 or so women gathered at the University of Utah to talk about gender equality within the church.
The organizing campaign, called Ordain Women, began building steam in March. It’s made up of devout Mormons who are frustrated that women remain “excluded from nearly every position of clerical, fiscal, ritual, and decision-making authority” in one of the country’s fastest-growing religions.