1. Openly gay member of the Quorum of the Twelve
2. Female member of the Quorum of the Twelve
(And if you’re going to say “neither” than that doesn’t really count because this is a game of hypotheticals so…pick one…and then explain with theological/historical back-up.)
This question popped into my head when I was reading this week about the Episcopal Church’s vote in favor of same-sex marriage blessings and the Church of England’s impending vote on whether to ordain female Bishops. Both are just progressions from the initial landmark breakthroughs of the past–the Episcopal church ordaining its first openly gay priest in 1977 (and its first gay Bishop in 2003) and the Church of England ordaining female priests since 1994.
But, inevitably, it made me wonder, if the Mormon church was to ever do either (or both), then which would come first? Thinking from LDS perspective, I honestly couldn’t decide.
So, your bets? Your rationale?
P.S. Also, I realize this sort of thing can tend to devolve into tangential insanity, so, just upfront, I’ll probably be heavy-handed with the moderating if we can’t stay civil and generally on topic.
- 13 July 2012