I love to knit, read historical fiction, play Lego’s with my sons and deconstruct patriarchy.
I am the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne and I am an odd duck in Mormon feminism because I’ve never been a Mormon and no one in my family is LDS. BUT some of my very closest friends, so close that the word “family” is more apt to describe them, are devout and dedicated members of the Church. In the years since I’ve become involved with Mormon feminism I have seen my own beliefs shift to one of dispassionately supporting the rights of women to be ordained as an exercise in political power to a belief that Mormon women have enormous spiritual talents that I both admire and am blessed by.
I am often flummoxed as I labor to find caring, creative, inspired individuals to fill volunteer positions in my UU church, and I look across the way and see this ocean of women, pleading to have their talents consecrated and put to service in their wards. Cynically, I think, “I’ll take you! I would love to this powerful army of steadfast volunteers!” But I know that their home, the place they feel the Spirit and speak the language taught by their ancestors who sacrificed so much, is in the Mormon Church.
So I stand in solidarity with them. I believe that their cause is righteous and that it will magnify the ability of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to act for good in the world. I look forward to the day that I can ask my friends to give my children blessings in the light of day, knowing that their church recognizes their gifts as surely as I do.
My name is Sara, I am a Unitarian Universalist, an avid reader, a creative Lego builder and I believe that women should be ordained.