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Letter: Women in priesthood is inspired
First Published Jul 09 2014 05:11 pm • Last Updated Jul 09 2014 05:11 pm

Male plumbing as an arbitrary tribal requirement for the priesthood makes no sense and never has, while full participation by the female gender is a truly inspired idea.

Think of the improvements that could result. Issues dismissed or postponed by patriarchal hubris could be addressed with a new dimension, a kind, nurturing, tolerance.

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Homosexuals would no longer be marginalized. They are some good sisters’ children. Gun addiction, so pervasive in the Mormon culture, would be treated like alcohol, drug, porn, and gambling addiction, and the Mormon gun culture would be shamed out of existence. Wife, child, and sex abusers would receive quicker and harsher justice.

Hopefully these empowered women would also take over the legislature, currently run by cold-hearted, mean-spirited male products of the patriarchal order. Public education and Medicaid would receive the highest priority. Clean air, the supreme family value, would always take precedence over refineries, smelters and coal-fired power plants.

There is no downside to women holding the priesthood. They can wear a navy blue suit (with pants) as well as anyone. And what greater cause than springing Utah free of its patriarchal, gun-worshipping, Republican cocoon?

Ron Molen

Salt Lake City




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