Mormon Essay Address History of Women in the Priesthood

Brady McCombs of the Associated Press reports, “The Mormon Church issued a new essay Friday addressing the sensitive topic of women in the priesthood, clarifying that although women gave healing blessings in the early days they were never allowed to be priesthood holders.” This article completes a set of thirteen essays seeking to address misconceptions about the religion in an effort to increase transparency about its actions and history. “Anytime our leaders engage in topics our members are talking about, it’s good,” said Debra Jenson, chair of Ordain Women.

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