Holly Welker

Mormon statement on feminism is relevant and timely -- but only by coincidence

“What is the Church’s stance on feminism?” This is the question addressed in a brief anonymous statement (four paragraphs, thirteen sentences, 224 words) published in January’s issue of the New Era, a magazine for youth published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Meet the New (Straight White Male) Mormon President

On Tuesday, January 16, Russell M. Nelson, a 93-year-old retired heart surgeon, was announced as the seventeenth prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As Peggy Fletcher-Stack notes (via Mark Silk), “the Church leadership is still white, male, American.”

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