Women expected to protest at upcoming LDS General Conference session

Posted at 9:19 PM, Mar 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-18 09:44:34-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Hundreds of women are expected to protest at Temple Square next month during the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They’ll be pushing for admittance to the Church’s male-only priesthood session for a second time.

In a letter from a Church spokeswoman to the group it states:

“Women in the Church, by a very large majority, do not share your advocacy for priesthood ordination for women and consider that position to be extreme…

“Declaring such an objective to be non-negotiable, as you have done, actually detracts from the helpful discussions that Church leaders have held…”

The letter to Ordain Woman stated that they would be denied tickets to the meeting and have been asked them to not enter Temple Square and keep their protests in the Free Speech zones.