My name is Sonia, and I am a Mormon. I live in San Jose, California, USA, am a retired electrical engineer and project manager, and have served the last 2 1/2 years in the local Family History Center.
I love and admire many things about the Mormon Church, but its attitude towards women is not one of them. I would like to be able to serve God by putting my hands on the head of a sick person, and drawing down God’s healing power through me to help the sick person heal. I would like to be able to join others in welcoming an infant into the Church, and blessing it. I would like to be able to use my professional skills to serve as the ward clerk or facilities manager or any number of other positions. But I, along with all the other women of the Church, am automatically disqualified from doing any of these things because I happen to have the “wrong” set of reproductive organs. What is wrong with this picture?
I strongly encourage the church leadership to let women make use of our God-given skills and years of experience, in the service of God and the church by admitting women to the Priesthood, or to a similar ladder of Priestesshood. I believe women should be ordained.