Posted by: 1of10boyz | January 23, 2014

What is the Role of Women in the Mormon Church?


I think that we can all learn to get along better. In this world where things are often based on our differences it would be nice to have a discussion about how we are much the same. I think without a lot of editing you could make what Rob has said here be a whole lot of religious groups out there.

Mormonism: Really Want to Know?

Among the many incorrect stereotypes about the LDS Church (ranking up there with polygamy, homophobia, and thinking Jesus was a used car salesman) is the notion that Mormons are institutionally misogynistic (I don’t know a lot of big words, but that’s one of them).  The knock on the Church is that we relegate women to a second-class status, making sure that they remain barefoot, pregnant, and baking casseroles.  In other words, we think that the world should look like a 1950’s sitcom.

Aside from the fact that I happen to really like Mrs. Cleaver, this characterization is far from accurate.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t understand where it comes from, or that I haven’t seen men in the Church behave towards their wives in a way that makes me want to roll my eyes–or their heads.  I think that in order to get an accurate or complete sense…

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