Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 3
LDS Women and Priesthood: Scriptural Precedents for Priesthood
1985: Melodie Moench Charles, “LDS Women and Priesthood: Scriptural Precedents for Priesthood,” Dialogue 18.3 (Fall 1985): 15 – 20.
I have heard many LDS women approach the issue of women and the priesthood by protesting that they do not want to hold the priesthood because they have no interest in passing the sacrament or performing some other ecclesiastical duty. I will venture a guess that many men who have the priesthood do not particularly want to hold it either, and that some of them also have no interest in passing the sacrament. But the reluctance of some men would hardly be a good reason to prevent all men from holding the priesthood.