Last October, Ordain Women announced its intention to attend the males-only General Priesthood session, and repeated the intention this past April. In response, Church leaders excommunicated Kate Kelly in June of this year, announcing that Temple Square was off limits for this “protest.” Furthermore, the Church decided to ban media from both the Women’s meeting (held one week ago) along with the General Priesthood Meeting Saturday night. This has led many to believe that Ordain Women is no longer an issue. But is that true?
Prior to last April’s General Conference, Ordain Women announced that they would not go to Temple Square to attend the Priesthood Session. Instead they encouraged women to go to their local stake centers to attend the session, and the Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that many were successful this time. 3rd times the charm?
The LDS Church seems to have made many changes in response to Ordain Women. Women are praying more in General Conference, and seem to have a higher profile than in years past. Is Ordain Women’s lower profile helping or hurting the cause?