Two Temple Worker Restrictions Removed

Several years ago I discovered three weird restrictions on temple service.  Often, while I was attending the temple, the workers mentioned they needed help; they invited the patrons to pray and talk to their stake to seek out temple worker callings. Several friends of mine felt inspired to follow through.  They met the basic qualifications – devout Mormons, in good health, without records of Church discipline.  But they were denied. [Read more…]

Mormon Temples: How They Work. Part 3.

[See part 1 and part 2.]

An important principle of temple organization is gender. The endowment/initiatory ordinances are partly gender specific. Others, like baptism, are not. Marriage language has some gender difference that appeal to historic patriarchal concepts.
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