Patriarchy Is Alive & Well in the Mormon Church

Patriarchy Is Alive & Well in the Mormon Church
Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP

(RNS) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rolled out its new president, prophet and revelator on Tuesday (Jan 16), and I'm happy to report that Russell M. Nelson seems about as compos mentis as any 93-year-old I've run into.

On the other hand, he and the dozen Apostles, including his counselors Dallin H. Oaks, 85, and Henry B. Eyring, 84, conveyed the image of their increasingly diverse and far-flung communion about as well as a convention of retired Midwestern pharmacists, c. 1955.

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