As we all know, the annual General Relief Society Meeting and General Young Women Meeting have long been broadcast by satellite and also available live through TV and streaming on the internet.
For a myriad of reasons (claimed by mostly non-authoritative sources), the General Priesthood Session did not follow this pattern. Until now.
According to a press release this morning, the session will now be broadcast live on BYUtv and two online resources, LDS.org and the Mormon Channel.
Buried in an official press release the church announced that they have decided to make this change “as part of a continued effort to make general conference proceedings more accessible to members around the globe.”
In response to some women who have asked for tickets to this session, today the church formally stated that women who attempt to attend the session in the Conference Center will be denied. At almost the exact same time, they made the announcement above. It’s not coincidental.