130 years ago today - Apr 9, 1894

President Wilford Woodruff asserted that a woman could be a revelator for the entire church. In April 1894's general conference he said : "That hymn [ O My Father ] is a revelation ... given unto us by a woman — Sister Eliza R. Snow. There are a great many sisters who have the spirit of revelation. There is no reason why they should not be inspired as well as men." (Her revelation to the church is one of the earliest statements in Mormon theology on a Heavenly Mother.)

[The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, as quoted at http://ordainwomen.org/quotes. See Quinn, "Mormon Political Conflicts" for full cite and context.]

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