Category Archives: feminism

New President at BYU-Idaho: Another Opportunity Lost

Elder Dallin H. Oaks recently announced that Henry J. Eyring will be the next President of BYU-Idaho. This would have been a great opportunity to diversify LDS Church leadership.  Was a woman even considered?  Was a non-white considered?  Was someone … Continue reading

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Women Dominate a Mormon Baptism, Except . . .

Recently I attended the baptism of a granddaughter.  It was memorable, not only because it was my granddaughter, but also because of maximum participation by women (and girls).  All three pre-baptism talks were given by women:  the Primary President, a … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates: Why Poverty is Sexist

By Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [1] Women and girls are more likely to be impoverished, less likely to get an education and more likely to suffer bad health. And when they’re born into poverty, … Continue reading

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Is “Ordain Women” Rolling Over and Playing Dead?

“Ordain Women” has certainly cut back on its suggestions for improving the institution of Mormonism. Their latest suggestions are to allow women to: 1. Be official witnesses at baptisms, a role currently reserved for males. 2. Sit with young Mormon … Continue reading

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Open Message to LDS Church Leaders: It’s Time to Clean Up the Mess

The last few years have been rough ones for the LDS Church’s top leaders and PR department.  The Internet has made controlling the message impossible.  Mormon “history” is evolving into verifiable history, instead of sanitized propaganda.  And our theology has … Continue reading

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Mormons Teaching Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa

by President Norman C. Hill, Ghana Accra West Mission (Ensign, Oct 2015) In sub-Saharan Africa, many people do not know how to read and write.  Illiteracy is so widespread that an old African proverb says, “If you want to hide something, … Continue reading

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Mormon Stereotyping: How Necessary Is It?

I’m tired of the LDS Church stereotyping members and non-members alike? If you are female, you are a nurturer and a homemaker.  You cannot have a major decision-making position in the Church.  If you are a male, you are the … Continue reading

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