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This year, Ordain Women began its celebration of the Christmas season by recognizing the season of Advent.  On Christmas Day itself, as part of our continued celebration, Board members will be sharing their individual thoughts and testimonies about Christmas.  This year, we will also be recognizing the twelve days of Christmas which begin on Christmas Day and end on January 5th, the day before the Feast of the Epiphany.

As part of our recognition, we have created a “wish list” of policy changes in the LDS Church that President Thomas S. Monson could decree.  Each one of these changes addresses issues that have been raised by women and men who dream of and pray for a time when there is no more gender inequality in the LDS Church.  We have worded this “wish list” so that it could be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  We hope that this somewhat lighthearted approach will serve to increase awareness about gender inequality in the LDS Church.  We also hope that this approach will make more people wonder why these inequities exist and resolve to work to erase them.

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Ordain Women Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Full gender parity.

On the second day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the third day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the sixth day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Gender inclusive language
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the seventh day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Women on all councils
Gender inclusive language
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the eighth day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Husbands not presiding
Women on all councils
Gender inclusive language
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the ninth day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
More quotes from women
Husbands not presiding
Women on all councils
Gender inclusive language
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Female financial clerks
More quotes from women
Husbands not presiding
Women on all councils
Gender inclusive language
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
More women speakers
Female financial clerks
More quotes from women
Husbands not presiding
Women on all councils
Gender inclusive language
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Prophet could decree
Women’s ordination
More women speakers
Female financial clerks
More quotes from women
Husbands not presiding
Women on all councils
Gender inclusive language
Women should interview girls
Equal youth budgets
Women as witnesses
Moms in blessing circles
and Full gender parity!

Honoring the past,
Envisioning the Future.


Ordain Women’s Executive Board would like to wish you a joyous holiday season.