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Cosmologists see hard evidence that the universe was created mind-numbingly fast. Almost as fast, the Vatican takes away Michael Fugee's collar. And the LDS Church condemns women activists to the loathed "free speech zone."

Categories: Beliefs

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. Terrie Bittner

    It’s important to note that OW is not “the church.” They are members of the church, but they are not the church. They are trying to force something onto Mormon women that the majority of women don’t want or need. (Remember, there is no paycheck associated with Mormon priesthood, just a lot of free work.) Mormon women can already do what people in most churches have to be ordained to do. I can preach, pray, and minister already. This group has the support of a very small number of Mormons. They do belong in the protest area because they are protesting something. The fact that they are members does not remove the fact that they are choosing to protest at a sacred event. Standing in line to ask for tickets clogs up the line, making it difficult for those invited to the meeting to get their own tickets and it brings a spirit of protest to a sacred time. The men of the church are apparently better mannered–they aren’t protesting the women-only meeting, which, in my opinion, has always been more interesting anyway :)