Hi, I’m Lynne. The ways ordaining women would benefit our church community and the harms that come both directly and indirectly from the current inequality has already been covered extensively by brave people in this organization. I simply want to add my testimony to these, and state that I believe ordaining women would be in line with the doctrines of the Church and would be a possibility for the future of our Church if as leaders and members our eyes and hearts are open to the will of God.
Looking at me, one would assume I’m a perfectly content Mormon woman. I’m reverent, faithful, and prayerful. Above all else, I have a testimony of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. But if being a faithful, positive, happy Mormon all my life has taught me anything, it’s to stand up for what I believe in, no matter how unpopular or how ill-received it may be.
When the PR statement from Church Headquarters came out saying Ordain Women did not in fact represent a significant portion of the church population, and implied that most women are perfectly content, I wanted to follow the example of so many of my sisters and brothers and let my voice be heard. I am not content, and know SO many quiet sisters who feel the same. We have questions, ideas, and opinions we have brought before the Lord. We have put our trust in His prophets to receive revelation for the body of the Church. We feel let down that the leaders of the Church give conference talks condemning our activism instead of listening and considering, and continue to make new policies that further harm members of the Church.
I am an active and participating member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have served in leadership and teaching roles and am well versed in the doctrines and teachings of our Church. I do not say this to elevate myself above any other person who has written a profile, but only to show that active members are apart of the Ordain Women movement as well, and because too many members of our church dismiss it, writing off the insights of people that have left our Church. So here I am, an active sister, who hopes for a brighter future for all individuals in our church and on the earth. I believe women should be ordained.