Hi, I’m Michael. I support the ordination of women to the priesthood, in all its forms, in the LDS Church. I was raised in a strong LDS family, with pioneer heritage on both sides. I was born of goodly parents, that taught me important gospel principles to live my life by. I went on a mission to the California, Santa Rosa mission from 1999-2001. I found joy and peace in teaching correct principles to those that were in need. I am no longer actively practicing as a member in the LDS church, and I am not even sure what my beliefs in divinity are anymore. However, I still feel a strong connection to my Mormon background and I always will.
Ever since I can remember, I have been taught that the priesthood is the power and authority to act in the name of God. I have also been taught a powerful Christian message of equality for all people, that “God is not a respecter of persons.” Most importantly, I have been taught that charity never faileth. It is because of my beliefs in charity and faith that I believe women should, and will one day, have full access to priesthood ordination in the LDS church.
Furthermore, I believe that the ordination of women to the priesthood may be the single most important revelation or change that could come to the LDS church in our lifetimes. Whether women are single, endowed, un-endowed or married, I believe that they already have full access to the power and blessings of the priesthood. In addition, I feel that if there are blessings and power that come from the priesthood, all humankind have equal access to it. To me, actually being ordained to God’s power is not what Ordain Women is about. Ordain Women is about having full equal access to the priesthood authority, vital decisions and responsibilities that come with it, and full equality in ordination of callings, service, and any other aspect that women are not currently involved in when it comes to the LDS offices of the priesthood.
It is my belief that when women receive the ordination of the priesthood, that further light and knowledge in all aspects of truth will be brought to the church as a result.
I suppose that if I ever do decide to be a practicing member of the LDS church again, one aspect that might encourage me to do so is the ordination of women into the priesthood, along with all the blessings that I believe will come with it. I believe women should be ordained.