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I read "April Mormon conference may make history: women will pray" (Tribune, March 19) with great disappointment. I may be a male-chauvinist piglet to many women, yet the fundamentals of scripture are unchanging.
The Apostle Paul divinely stated in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35: "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church."
Woman was created for man; this world was made for men to lead households and prayers. Man was created in God's image not in a woman's image.
American society has become so politically correct that it has spilled over to theology. Women, as well as children, may sing in church and participate in other ways.
If Brigham Young were alive today, I'm certain he would denounce women overshadowing the proper sphere of men. The sexes have different roles.
James A. Marples