Episode 46

The Politics of Revelation: Lifting the Priesthood Ban

When is revelation simply policits? In this special rerelease of Mormonish Podcast, cohosts Rebecca and Landon discuss the LDS 1978 “revelation” to lift the Priesthood Ban. All of us are familiar with the epic revelation, but many don't realize there were decades of behind the scenes politics, infighting and lobbying by the Q15 at play before the Priesthood Ban was finally lifted. Many of the Q15 were vehemently opposed to the “revelation,” while others saw that it was the only way forward for the church and the behind the scenes story shines a light on the church, the politics, and the men themselves. Join us as we delve into the little known backstory of how "The Revelation" finally came to be.

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!