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  •  While the Mormon Priesthood would like to (0+ / 0-)

    keep the women in their perceived "proper place", feminism has made some inroads.

    In 1990 the Mormon Temple Ritual was expanded from having the women covenant to "follow their husband" to "follow their husband as he follows the Lord".

    It seems that many good sisters had not so good husbands and felt they were being put in a untentable position. Apparently, God agreed and changed his holy ordinance.

    Keep the law out of women's lady parts!

    by Templar on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 03:37:07 PM PDT

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    •  The actual wording is as follows: (0+ / 0-)

      Pre-1990:

      You and each of you solemnly covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar that you will each observe and keep the law of your husband and abide by his counsel in righteousness.
      1990 change:
      You and each of you solemnly covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar that you will each observe and keep the law of the Lord, and hearken to the counsel of your husband as he hearkens to the counsel of the Father.

      Keep the law out of women's lady parts!

      by Templar on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 03:54:13 PM PDT

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      •  I must have blocked it all out. (1+ / 0-)
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        It's a wonder I didn't run screaming from the alter at the words "keep the law of your husband".  It all seems like someone else's self-righteous life, not part of mine.  I thank my lucky stars every day that I am not involved in organized religion. Thanks (I think) for the reminder.

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