NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: “In January, a group of Mormons, including [Amber] Whiteley, launched an effort called ‘Let Women Pray in General Conference.’ The activists urged the faithful to write letters to six high-ranking LDS leaders, including apostle Jeffrey R. Holland and three women who oversee church auxiliaries. The drive reportedly generated about 1,600 letters from 300 participants, but a church spokesman said prayer assignments predated the ‘Let Women Pray’ campaign.” -Peggy Fletcher Stack, “First prayer by woman offered at Mormon conference,” Salt Lake Tribune, 12 April 2013. [source]
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: “Church spokesman Scott Trotter would not confirm or deny the female prayers, saying only that ‘decisions on speakers and prayers at General Conference were made many weeks ago.'” -Peggy Fletcher Stack, “April Mormon conference may make history: women will pray,” Salt Lake Tribune, 22 March 2013. [source]
COMMENTARY: Sorry, guys. Hate to be the one to break it to you, but you weren’t several weeks early; you were 183 years late. Your haughty response and failure to acknowledge any faults only adds insult to injury. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.