Throughout the entire conference, there were many messages regarding the eternal nature of the priesthood and the manner in which revelation is received. The movement called "Ordain LDS Women" has been lobbying for entrance to the Priesthood Session for months. They sent their note to Church HQ requesting tickets as I previously noted in my first post. However, as everyone else knew what would happen, but those enthralled in this agitation movement, they were rejected at the doors to the Priesthood Session. They previously requested tickets to the session but were turned away by their local leaders as well as those at Church HQ after their petition.. They vowed to continue to meet before the session and march together to the doors to stand in the Standby Line, awaiting entrance.
The group of 120 or so met at a park, sang a hymn, had a prayer and words of "agitation" before their march to Temple Square. The group was met by a Church spokeswoman who told the group they would not be admitted as it was a meeting for the strengthening men and boys of the priesthood.
The group's spokeswoman, Kate Kelly, stated that she was disappointed they were not admitted. She even went so far as to say that she truly believed that she would be admitted to the priesthood session. It's stunning to think that after all the times she and the group have been told no to their ticket requests that they arrogantly thought that they would be allowed in.
Kelly stated, "But in that moment at the door, facing that man, I realized I did not. I had no doubt in my mind that we would be let in. I walked to the Tabernacle filled with hope, faith and (perhaps delusional) optimism. I truly thought if they could see our sincerity and our tears and our pain, in person, they would respond to our faithful pleas with equal measures of love."
I feel sad for the followers of Ms. Kelly as I think they feel they are to something new. Most seem to be very young and equipped with the philosophies of the world in their arguments. However, I beleive that Ms. Kelly knows exactly what she is doing and has a full-blown agenda behind her movement. It's too bad that so many are being duped by her and are being led away from the truth.
If anyone honestly listened to the talks in General Conference this weekend, they would have heard the answer to their "alleged" question. The answer is NO! However, I don't believe that Ms. Kelly or her close allies heard the message. They've twisted scripture to fit their agenda the whole way. That point was even addressed in conference.
Contention and counseling the Lord only comes from one place; and it isn't from the Holy Spirit of God. Laman and Lemuel were full of counseling their father, who was their prophet and chosen one of God. Where did it get them? It's a sad situation but within 10 years, Ms Kelly and many of those who support her will be outside the church looking in unless they change their hearts and turn them to the Lord. There is no other way.