Women in Mormon leadership?
In the Next Mormons Survey there was a clear divide.
Only 24% of Boomer⁄Silent Mormons agreed that “the fact that women do not hold the priesthood sometimes bothers me,”
48% of GenX are bothered than women do not hold the priesthood.
And 59% of Millennials are bothered that women do not hold the priesthood.
In the Mormon tradition, women are largely shut out from ritual authority and entirely shut out from administrative authority. Here is a list to ask about.
- Can women baptize?
- Can they be in charge of congregational finances?
- Can they plan and conduct weekly services?
- Can they plan and conduct special services (weddings, funerals, and holidays)?
- Can they supervise fellow religious leaders who are male as well as female?
- Can they formally counsel church members in an official capacity?
- Can they bless and serve the sacrament ?
Remember the lowliest deacon only 12 years of age, has more authority than the Stepford Wives of the Primary presidency.