To Ordain or Not to Ordain
In my recent podcast with Bill Reel on Mormon Discussions, I state that I believe ordination is imperative for women. Among others, my reasons are
- Allows for a saving ordinance (ordination) to be given to women – for our salvation
- Brings parity in church governance
- Legitimizes the priesthood power women already possess and use
- Gives greater opportunity for the use of spiritual gifts
The discussion goes on to discuss what priesthood for women might look like in the church. An egalitarian priesthood where women are plugged in to the existing structure? Or a separate quorum brought directly to women from the feminine divine.
I’m wondering where you, dear readers, fall on this issue:
Ordination is necessary for women?
What type of ordination resinates most with you?