#hearLDSwomen: My Bishop Shut Down My Book Club
Our ward’s Relief Society had a book club, and all book choices had to be approved by the bishop.
– Sherry Work
Our book group got shut down. The bishopric saw no way to control the content and who might or might not be offended by it, so they refused to let us figure it out like grownups. Cinema club (which was mostly period pieces and Masterpiece theater) got shut down, too.
– Sarah Jane Bates Gray
As Young Women’s president, I had to FIGHT for a key to the library. So unnecessary.
– Chrysteil Lynn Hunter
I was told we shouldn’t waste paper and copies on coloring pages for nursery. This from a man who had never served in nursery.
– Lacey Jones, Wyoming
My bishop refused to buy the new book At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women for our ward library because the last book I requested was The First Fifty Years of Relief Society. He told me I “had an agenda” and refused to support it.
– Lori LeVar Pierce
Pro Tip: Don’t micromanage women. Allow them to govern themselves, and give them the resources they need to fulfill their callings.
“If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4:23)