While many Mormons are thrilled with the new policy allowing teenage boys to perform baptisms for the dead, guest blogger Emily Jensen points out that girls are, once again, an afterthought.
Tag - Mormon feminism
Single Mormon women: You've been hijacked by dangerous feminist ideologies that prevent you from recognizing that you can never be happy without a man. Any man. So sisters, get with the program.
One year after the Obergefell decision, many are still suffering the aftershocks of the LDS Church's resistance to LGBT equality.
The Savior chose women to be witnesses to the most important priesthood ordinance of all: the resurrection.
Fiona Givens, a Deseret Book author and popular Mormon speaker, says early LDS women were given priesthood keys -- and that there is historical tradition linking Heavenly Mother to the Holy Ghost.
A survey released last month indicated that Mormon views on women and priesthood haven't changed much in the last few years, but researcher Nancy Ross says the reality is actually more complex -- and more hopeful than I first thought.
The results are in from a major new research study on changing views on Mormon women and priesthood, and it's not exactly great news for feminists.
Mormon support for homosexuality is low overall but growing faster than any other religion's, says a new Pew study out today. But other findings show Mormons very resistant to change.
New LDS Church statements on women clarify that belief in Mother in Heaven is official doctrine, and acknowledge the historic role that Mormon women have had in healing by the laying on of hands.
Family or career? These options are too often seen as an either-or proposition by Mormon women, says today's guest blogger. She's launched a social media campaign to show women who are embracing both.
NPR's "Interfaith Voices" devotes a segment to the LDS Church's recent announcement of expanded roles for Mormon women leaders, and wonders aloud if change is afoot.
Ed Smart bears his testimony while Kate Kelly has a diva moment; Denver Snuffer represents the unorthodox right and and young transgendered Mormons speak to life on the left. It was all at Sunstone ... and I missed it.
"I worry that when we proclaim ourselves the only righteous humans, we plant the seeds of pride," writes guest blogger Mitch Mayne. Responding to Elder Oaks's question, "Who is on the Lord's side?" Mayne affirms: "A lot of us."
With changes in the English language over the last fifty years, for the LDS Church to hold on to the use of "mankind" almost feels like a deliberate political statement. And a strange one, at that.
A Mormon Primary president wasn't happy last year with the Mother's Day song options, so she gave her chorister an assignment: Go write something better.