Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Mormon women shut out of all-male priesthood meeting

Feminist group plans to keep trying, though poll shows most LDS women don’t want ordination.

< Previous Page

Among those leading the group to Temple Square was Nadine Hansen, who wrote a 1982 article in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought about women and the LDS priesthood.

"I’ve been wanting to have this conversation for a long time," said Hansen, a lifelong Mormon.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Ordain Women has asked LDS leaders to pray for God’s approval to open the priesthood. But Debra Jensen, one of the organizers, said it’s doubtful those advocating for women’s ordination will stop if the answer is "no."

She likened the moment to 1978, when then-church President Spencer W. Kimball reported a revelation opening the Mormon priesthood to black males.

"Pre-1978, the answer was no, no, no," Jensen said. "And then the answer was yes."

Peggy Fletcher Stack contributed to this story.


Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.