Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by johnh » 25 Dec 2012, 13:22

Ray Degraw wrote: the official response from the Church :roll: - you know, the "there is no prohibition against women wearing pants to church, and we don't dictate what 'Sunday best' means" statement. :thumbup:

The church said that? Please provide a reference....this would be the best Christmas present ever

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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by Curt Sunshine » 25 Dec 2012, 17:08

john, that was my own summary wording. The Church pointed people to the website about what to expect at a Sunday service.

That wording says that "typically" men wear suits and ties, women wear dresses or skirts, and children "dress up", but it says:
"You’re welcome to wear any clothes that you feel comfortable attending a church service in."
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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by wayfarer » 25 Dec 2012, 20:15

Dress standards at church certainly are an area where a LOT of people look well beyond the mark.
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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by Bear » 26 Dec 2012, 01:05

Where was the quote taken from?
Could you provide a link?
:)

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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by Curt Sunshine » 26 Dec 2012, 01:57

Sorry, forgot to include the link. It is from the Newsroom section @ lds.org. Here it is:

http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/w ... h-services
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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by Tom Haws » 27 Dec 2012, 19:09

cwald wrote:"Kirby for Prophet" Perhaps I should start my campaign early. :smile:
But, wait! He already is one. ;)
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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by cwald » 27 Dec 2012, 21:20

Tom Haws wrote:
cwald wrote:"Kirby for Prophet" Perhaps I should start my campaign early. :smile:
But, wait! He already is one. ;)
Okay.

Kirby for the "THE Prophet."
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Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by mackay11 » 31 Dec 2012, 00:47

johnh wrote:
Ray Degraw wrote: the official response from the Church :roll: - you know, the "there is no prohibition against women wearing pants to church, and we don't dictate what 'Sunday best' means" statement. :thumbup:

The church said that? Please provide a reference....this would be the best Christmas present ever

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Scott Trotter is church spokesman and says what women wear is not specified:

"Attending Church is about worship and learning to be followers of Jesus Christ. Generally Church members are encouraged to wear their best clothing as a sign of respect for the Savior, but we don't counsel people beyond that."

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1016&sid=23355976

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Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by mackay11 » 31 Dec 2012, 00:48

Bear wrote:Where was the quote taken from?
Could you provide a link?
:)
Hey Bear, see the link in my reply to johnh, specific statement that there's no policy beyond 'sunday best'

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Re: Kirby responds to the "Wear Pants to Church"

Post by johnh » 31 Dec 2012, 20:39

A family member in the bishopric said the church has sent out a letter adding that women wears dresses. Wondering if our resident bishop can verify this for us? A bit of double speak on the church's part if they did

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