Hi, I’m Sean. I am a recent convert to the Church. My wife and I were baptized in May of 2011. We were initially drawn to investigate the Church because of numerous positive interactions with the Saints. We felt that there must be “something” to a tradition that produced some of the most kind and loving people we had ever encountered; and we were right. For the last three years, we have enjoyed being part of this “peculiar people.”
As for the ordination of women, it just seems rather obvious to me that it is time; perhaps, even past time. We all recognize that the women in our church are every bit as righteous as the men (if not more so). So why would Heavenly Father not want His precious daughters to share in the responsibility and privilege of His holy priesthood?
Regrettably, until now, I have been silent on the issue. However, as Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” For me, that time came when I began receiving the reports that my dear sisters were being disciplined for taking a stance that I had been too cowardly/apathetic to take myself. And as someone whose very father and grandfather would have been denied the priesthood not too many years ago, it is time for me to join in solidarity with the courageous saints of this movement.
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” — Dr. King
It is time for me to end my appalling silence. I believe women should be ordained.