Thoughts on the Recent News

I don't care much for John Dehlin's work.

I think Ordain Women is miguided in its attempt to grab heirarchical power.

Nevertheless, these disciplinary councils are unsettling.

The Ordain Women folks, I think, especially have a conundrum. It was Pres. Hinckley that declared they'd have to get a revelation to extend the priesthood to women, adding:

Yes. But there’s no agitation for that. We don’t find it. Our women are happy. They’re satisfied. These bright, able, wonderful women who administer their own organisation are very happy. Ask them. Ask my wife.

COMPASS INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT GORDON B. HINCKLEY

So, the women start agitating for a revelation and get excommunicated.

Press releases from the church didn't seem to satisfy them, and I can understand why.

What would have happened to the movement if a published revelation was received by Pres. Monson that ordinations of women are not the Lord's will? We don't really have a clear, canonical statement that priesthood should be withheld from women, but what if we had one? What if we could get one?

Is it doctrine or policy? If it is today considered one, might it be considered the other tomorrow, like it was with black ordinations?

When issues came up in Joseph's day, he went to the Lord and got a revelation. I guess we have public relations departments to handle such things now.

Oh how I wish we could have such revelation again.