The same thing is happening now with the issue of gay members.
In a religion where there is such a premium on non-dissent, anyone who wants to say anything on a macro level has to be especially mindful of doing all the little things right.
But women will never hold the priesthood — though maybe some day they will.
Which means we have to work together and not just be concerned about the way our own ward is doing things.
There were about five Mormon girls within a block of my house who all got pregnant at the same time — these were 16 and 17-year-old girls — all Mormon.
Not a problem, speculated Balmer of Dartmouth.
Now they want to control everything? Well, you might say that of me.