Mormon women plan to request tickets to historically male-only meeting, again

Posted at 9:47 PM, Mar 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-06 23:47:30-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A group that has petitioned The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to allow women to attend the historically male-only priesthood session of the church’s semi-annual general conference intends to try again.

Members of the group Ordain Women said supporters will gather April 5 to try and get tickets to the priesthood session of the LDS Church’s general conference.

A posting on the organization’s website explains their efforts and their reasons for wanting to attend. Click here for more details.

Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, said in a press release: “We look forward to a future where Mormon women participate side by side with Mormon men, and where women are counted among the holders of the highest leadership callings in the Church, including Seventies, Apostles, and Prophetesses. We will be in the line for standby tickets to the priesthood session on April 5th to demonstrate our continued willingness to attend and our worthiness to hold the priesthood of God. As our beloved Savior Jesus Christ taught us, we are demonstrating our faith by standing at the door and knocking.”

Dozens of women who made a similar effort in October of last year were turned away.

FOX 13 News reached out to officials with the LDS Church for a response but did not receive a statement. A previous statement from the LDS Church regarding the issue stated:

“As part of a continued effort to make general conference proceedings more accessible to members around the globe, the priesthood session will be shown live for the first time through expanded channels, including, the Mormon Channel and BYUtv.”