Mormon leaders appoint 3 women to high-level posts, a first for LDS church

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Presidents of the auxiliary organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are (left to right) Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president; and Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president. Photo courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Presidents of the auxiliary organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are (left to right) Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president; and Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president. Photo courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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They will serve on councils that had been traditionally served only by men. "We need their wisdom and participation!" said one Mormon leader.

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  • Did God tell the Mormon hierarchy to make this change, or did public opinion cause this.

    http://downtownministries.blogspot.com/2015/03/progressive-revelation-or-making-god-of.html

  • Neil

    I am so glad that the LDS people understand that without women,
    there would no avenue for men. Cant you work together ?

  • Briggs2326

    First of all. If public opinion did play a roll in this decision I don’t see why that should inherently be a bad thing.
    The feminist groups have been calling for the church to give women the Priesthood. If the church were to concede to THAT then I can see why it would be newsworthy but right now all I see is an organization who has heard its members and is trying to find a way to honor their wishes as much as possible WITHOUT changing any of its core beliefs or doctrine.

    Secondly, the article makes it sound like there are no women in any “high level” positions. Whether this was intentional or not, anyone who believes that is simply ignorant.

  • Jack the Giant Killer

    So they gave 3 women jobs that men normally have? Ok, but do they hold the priesthood now like the men that were previously in those positions? God or not I’m just wondering… Thank you.

  • Steven

    I agree. The church never changes its “core” beliefs or doctrines. I don’t get people who don’t understand that at the time Brigham Young taught that blacks were less “valiant” in the pre-existence, it was true, but then later when society moved in a direction that frowned upon basing our opinions and decisions about people on race and the Church followed suit, it then WASN’T true. The same applies to the concept of blood atonement and the atonement of Christ NOT being universal in its scope. At the time it was taught, which was a very long time relative to the age of the church, the atonement WASN’T universal, but then when the Prophet (i.e. God’s voice on Earth) began teaching that it was and is universal (yay, verily, even at that very moment) the atonement of Jesus Christ, via a series of events we can’t even begin to imagine, BECAME universal.

    I’m with you, Briggs. How dare skeptics and enemies of the true church approach this as though there’s a historical…

  • expert

    This artical is disgusting and false!!!