Finally, an LDS Response to “Wear Pants to Church” Day

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I’m sure you’re all familiar with the controversial “Wear Pants to Church” movement. If not, read this article first. To summarize, there was a grassroots movement that started on facebook to encourage women to wear pants to church. The reaction from members was shameful. Participating women were berated online, ridiculed at church, and some even received death threats. Until now, the church has remained relatively quiet on the matter, only saying that all members should wear their “Sunday best.”

On January 15, 2013 Elaine S. Dalton, the LDS Young Women’s General President, said the following (see the video below):

“Young women, you will be the ones who will provide the example of virtuous womanhood and motherhood. You will continue to be virtuous, lovely, praiseworthy, and of good report. You will also be the ones to provide an example of family life in a time when families are under attack, being redefined, and disintegrating. You will understand your roles and your responsibilities and thus will see no need to lobby for rights.”

Though she didn’t define whether or not pants constituted “Sunday best,” she did make one thing clear – women who understand their role shouldn’t lobby for rights. That includes not just the pants controversy, but also the movement to let women pray in General Conference. The sisters of the church need to hearken unto the priesthood brethren.

Author: Elder J

9 Responses to "Finally, an LDS Response to “Wear Pants to Church” Day"

  1. Victor Posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    She didn’t mention that the “attack” on the family was “friendly fire” from within. And, what in God’s name does wearing pants to church have anything at all to do with His eternal plan? There are no doctrines on the matter.

  2. Gotcha Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Uh oh, this discussion has gone off the rails. Hurry, bring it back to some friendly future missionary banter. Something like, “Sister missionaries aren’t allowed to wear pantsuits, but who cares. Pantsuits are so 70s anyway.”

  3. BarataPT Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I supose people shouldn’t have lobbied for the rights of blacks eighter. Blacks should just have understood their place (or lack of). But wait, no actually the “bretheren” were wrong, I mean they kind of said so. “Why was this so?” “I don’t know! The leaders at that time intepreted doctrine like that”. That’s all very interesting but the leaders at that time spoke with such high and might on the subject, as if on a direct phone call to god. One may think they may just be doing the same stupid assumptions, out of their own heads, all over again!

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