Think globally, act locally.
After seeking entrance to the all-male priesthood session in Salt Lake City the last two General Conferences, Mormon feminists of the Ordain Women movement are taking the same approach on a local level.
The plan is that the women will do the same thing — respectfully request entrance to the priesthood meeting on October 4 — but at our own stake centers wherever we live.
I think it’s a great idea. Maybe this will quell some people’s persistent criticism of the movement, that it is all just an attention-seeking publicity stunt rather than a serious and deeply spiritual effort to prepare women for the priesthood.
On social media, Mormon feminists are already making plans to attend the meeting in groups, knowing there is support in numbers should we be denied entrance. Some of us are making it a social occasion, planning to go out to dinner afterward.
Here’s a silver lining. If we are turned away, we could still catch the early-bird dinner special.
Priesthood or no priesthood, we’re still a pretty frugal people at the end of the day.