ESPN: UNC's Stilman White prepares for LDS mission

by | Oct. 17, 2012

Saints & Sports

I suppose that I'm as guilty as the next Mormon in finding myself curious to know what other members thought about the new LDS Church policy, lowering age requirements for missionary service -- for both young men and young women. I think Elder Holland's enthusiasm for President Monson's announcement, expressed as "bordering on giddy," is shared by the majority of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who see this as both inspired and positive -- and perhaps as personal revelation!

However, in my quest to connect with other excited members I came across a disturbing narrative, that I suppose shouldn't surprise me, but did: progressive Mormon women making it about themselves -- and even advocating the policy change as another incremental move toward women's equality in the Church -- motivated by outside advocacy.

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