NEWS STORY: “As a newly called member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the then Elder Monson was assigned to speak in general priesthood meeting. Frances tried to stand in the doorway of the Salt Lake Tabernacle to listen to her husband speak, but the ushers wouldn’t allow it, so she stood as near to the window as possible to hear the talk.” -From a press release issued by the church on 17 May 2013. [source]
PRESS RELEASE: “For the first time, the priesthood session of the upcoming general conference will be broadcast live on Saturday, October 5, on expanded channels, including LDS.org, the Mormon Channel, and BYU Television. … In the past, the priesthood session of general conference was only broadcast live to meetinghouses via the Church’s satellite system. … The Church announced September 24 that the change was ‘part of a continued effort to make general conference proceedings more accessible to members around the globe.'” -From a press release issued by the church 26 September 2013. [source]
SCRIPTURE: “Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” -Matthew 15:25-27, KJV. [source]
COMMENTARY: And of course the hundreds of women from the Ordain Women group expected to request access to the priesthood session had nothing at all to do with the decision, right? The plan is still to bar women from attending in person, but the church can now add to their excuses: “Well, now you can watch it from home; that’s where you belong.” But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.