Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Group encourages LDS women to wear pants to church
Fox News ^ | 12/12/2012 | Staff

Posted on 12/12/2012 5:51:53 AM PST by Utah Binger

Most LDS women wear their “Sunday Best” to Church, but one group is trying to encourage sisters around the world to wear pants on Sunday, December 16.

The group is called All Enlisted. Their Facebook Page already has more than 600 followers and is gaining national attention.

All Enlisted was started by a local LDS woman.

Members of the group said this new movement is all about equality and not necessarily about wearing pants to church.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: church; mormon; pants
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-62 next last
Faithful True Believing Mormon women will not wear pants it has been reported. I might have to go and see this.
1 posted on 12/12/2012 5:52:00 AM PST by Utah Binger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Elsie; Zakeet; colorcountry; restornu

No Pants Ping!


2 posted on 12/12/2012 5:53:38 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Members of the group said this new movement is all about equality and not necessarily about wearing pants to church.
__________________________________________

Actually its more about acting like ya got good sense and staying warm...

Its wintertime in Utah...


3 posted on 12/12/2012 6:01:15 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

I didn’t know all you needed was 600 lemmings to get national attention.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 6:04:29 AM PST by soupbone1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger; Colofornian

You forgot Colofornian ... he/she’s allways good for an Anti-Mormon psychotic rant!


5 posted on 12/12/2012 6:04:47 AM PST by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger
"Jim, I've taken LDS."


6 posted on 12/12/2012 6:19:39 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

As a Catholic I’m somewhat relieved to see ours is not the only Church that has its problems with dissident groups made up of insane women.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 6:20:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Yes it is cold, about fifteen degrees right now.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 6:32:29 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: teppe

So warm clothing is “anti-mormon” now ???

Its sacred to get colds and flu through having a cold butt and legs ???

Strange religion...

I’ll stay warm and healthy and apostate thank you...


9 posted on 12/12/2012 6:45:30 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Ok, what’s the prohibition about wearing pants to a ward?


10 posted on 12/12/2012 6:50:26 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog

ROFLOL

I’m Eastern Orthodox and we have ours too. My wife is kind of crazy about this stuff. Despite having several amazing babushkas, she only covers her head in church when she goes to confession or receives communion. How is anyone supposed to know she’s married?

She’s such a feminist, but there’s nothing I can do about it. ;)


11 posted on 12/12/2012 6:50:35 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: teppe

To ask why pants are apparently prohibited in ward, is not a rant it is just a question.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 6:52:28 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Couldn’t they just double or triple up on the magic underwear? Maybe it would have the added benefit of doubling or tripling their holiness. Wear some pairs with holes for bonus points as well.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 6:53:57 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carthego delenda est

Wear some pairs with holes for bonus points as well.
______________________________________________

I dont think Mormons slash themselves any more


14 posted on 12/12/2012 6:58:08 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: svcw
Ok, what’s the prohibition about wearing pants to a ward?

Can't think of anything in the rulebook. Naive obedience to the men is the one and only. Naive and controlling arrogance of the men is the second factor.

15 posted on 12/12/2012 7:02:09 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Carthego delenda est

Tis not a religion forum. Cannot speak of the Holy Ghost here.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 7:04:26 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Well, based on my experiences that would make sense.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 7:07:04 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: svcw

There is nothing prohibiting women from wearing pants in L.D.S. Meetings. My wife has worn pants.

Further, there is nothing against men wearing short pants in Church either. I told my wife last week that I was going to wear short pants to Church to see what she would say and she shrugged it off with a “so what.”


18 posted on 12/12/2012 7:31:23 AM PST by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Oh goody, the libs are going to worm in and slowly hollow out another religious group. Well, they did a good job of skeletonizing the Episcopalians and ELCA Lutherans, seem to be doing a job on the Catholics, already got to most of the Jews (in the US anyway). I can’t wait to see what happens when they try it with the muzziewuzzies. Gotta give the savages credit for one thing—they actually do seem to stand for their values and beliefs, however terrible they may be.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 7:33:00 AM PST by Trod Upon (A personal readiness for war is the strongest surety of peace.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

I hear ya, T Nana!


20 posted on 12/12/2012 7:37:49 AM PST by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Back in my teenage years, we couldn’t wear slacks in the chapel even to clean it for a service project. I remember being down on hands and knees polishing the pews in a mini skirt and thinking about all the ridiculous rules that little “g” god had created for me to work myself into the c.e.l.e.s.t.i.a.l kingdom. I figured I was working for a really weird god - and I was.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 7:40:10 AM PST by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Trod Upon

Oh goody, the libs are going to worm in and slowly hollow out another religious group.
______________________________________

Too late !!!

Theyve already got to the Mormons...

The Mormon males dont wear Biblical clothes to their religious meetings...

They wear PANTS of all things...

If they wanted to be Sermon-on-the-Mount correct the guys would wear DRESSES !!!


22 posted on 12/12/2012 7:45:09 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Trod Upon

What a stretch........I mean really.
Wearing pants in ward or church does not mean the end of something.
What about pants causes you such indigestion and claim it to be liberal?
Good grief.
In Biblical times everyone wore skirts/dresses, is that what you want.
Show me in the Bible wear a woman can not wear pants.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 7:50:29 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: svcw

High five

:)


24 posted on 12/12/2012 7:57:03 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
If they wanted to be Sermon-on-the-Mount correct the guys would wear DRESSES !!!

When were pants 'invented'?

Didn't all wear a form of dress/robe, in biblical times?

Breeches were worn by men in the 1700's, not necessarily pants.

Aren't Pants relatively new - for both sexes?

25 posted on 12/12/2012 8:00:14 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

down low.....oops to slow ;-)


26 posted on 12/12/2012 8:03:21 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: libertarian27

Then boys were prohibited from wearing long pants until they were considered men by their parents.
Its just cloth.


27 posted on 12/12/2012 8:04:40 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

“Members of the group said this new movement is all about equality”


Men equal with men
Women equal with women
Good luck with anything else


28 posted on 12/12/2012 8:13:36 AM PST by freedomlover
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Show me in the Bible wear a woman can not wear pants.
____________________________________

Actually in the Old testament there is that verse about women not dressing like men...

A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this. Deuteronomey 22:5

Its a wmnder none of these dummies have mentioned it...

since when the verse was written men word long dresses, women better not wear dresses like the men...

and HEY !!

why arent the men wearing dresses ???

Bad men...


29 posted on 12/12/2012 8:16:14 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Yep, that’s correct men wore dresses, so women really should wear pants.
Actually I don’t know how they figured out how women were dressing like men as they all wore the same kind of clothes.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 8:18:19 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: svcw
No one is wearing pants in this painting


Breeches and Dresses :>)

(clothing evolves, if historical is craved, technically everyone should be in a dress)

31 posted on 12/12/2012 8:18:31 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Deuteronomy 22:5  The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 8:26:16 AM PST by Epsdude
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Epsdude

And they all wore dresses at that time, so how do you know who was who and what was what?
Clothing has evolved over the centuries, women wear women’s pants and men wear men’s pants - now, pretty much like the dresses of old men wore men’s dresses and women wore women’s dresses.
In many cultures mean skirts/kilts/tunics, those are not women’s clothes.


33 posted on 12/12/2012 8:32:02 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Epsdude

neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment:
___________________________________

Yes kid...

Deut 22:5...

Men better wear what a man is suppose to wear...

Which when that Bible verse was written was ...

a dress...

Wheres yours ???


34 posted on 12/12/2012 9:19:39 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: colorcountry

“I remember being down on hands and knees polishing the pews in a mini skirt....”

While the men of the church were praying “We thank Thee, Lord, for granting Thy humble servants this heavenly vision of the beauty of Thy creation!”

;^)


35 posted on 12/12/2012 10:38:25 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Independent Fundamental Baptists also believe that females should not wear slacks, trousers, jeans, etc. That is their belief. You are entitled to your opinion and they are entitled to theirs.


36 posted on 12/12/2012 11:49:37 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger

Gives “Going Commando” a whole new meaning!


37 posted on 12/12/2012 12:53:03 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: teppe
You forgot Colofornian ... he/she’s allways good for an Anti-Mormon psychotic rant!

Speaking of psychopaths:



Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119).
Joseph Smith: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from Pearl of Great Price 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.270).
 
 
 
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (The Seer, p. 255).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (Journal of Discourses
, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (Journal of Discourses , 18:172).
 
 
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (Journal of Discourses , 10:127).
 
 
 
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.182).
 
 
 
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (Doctrines of Salvation, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, p.282).
 
 
 
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (Mormon Doctrine, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (Mormon Doctrine, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (Mormon Doctrine, p.316).
 
 
 
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
 
 
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 2, p.196).

38 posted on 12/12/2012 12:55:34 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Utah Binger
No Pants Ping!

Well; them well dressed pairs that show up at your door sure won't be wearing pants!

#6


The Rules

  1. Learn and obey all missionary rules.
  2. Keep your thoughts, words, and actions in harmony with the gospel message.
  3. Read only books, magazines, and other material authorized by the Church.
  4. Don't debate or argue.
  5. Center your mind on your mission.
  6. Dress conservatively. Elders: white shirts, conservative ties, and business suits. Sisters: conservative colors and skirts that cover your knees. No floor-length skirts or dresses.
  7. Cut your hair regularly.
  8. Keep your hair clean and neatly combed at all times in the approved style.
  9. Be neat and clean.
  10. Bathe frequently.
  11. Use deodorant.
  12. Polish your shoes.
  13. Iron your shirt and business suit.
  14. Arise at 6:30 A.M.
  15. Study for 2 hours every morning.
  16. Proselytize for 10 hours between 9:30 A.M. and 9:30 P.M.
  17. Turn off your lights at 10:30 P.M.
  18. Exercise regularly.
  19. Write in your journal regularly.
  20. Follow the "Missionary Gospel Study Program" (31157) for your personal study.
  21. Regularly study the Missionary Guide and the Discussions.
  22. Attend Sunday priesthood or Relief Society meetings, Sunday School, and sacrament meeting.
  23. Attend the general session of Stake Conference.
  24. Attend general conference broadcasts if available.
  25. Avoid all other church meetings unless you have a special assignment or are brining an investigator.
  26. Proselytize as much as possible on weekends and holidays because this is when you'll find people home.
  27. End your preparation day at 6:00 P.M. and proselytize from 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
  28. Wear your missionary uniform in public on preparation day while not engaged in recreational activities.
  29. Arise at 6:30 on preparation day and study for 2 hours from the approved books.
  30. Take care of your physical preparation for the week on preparation day: wash your clothes, clean your apartment, wash your car, get your haircut, and shop for groceries.
  31. Write to your parents every week on preparation day.
  32. Write less frequently to your siblings, friends, and acquaintances.
  33. Don't communicate with any friends or acquaintances that are within or close to your mission boundaries, except as a part of official mission business.
  34. Plan safe, wholesome, and uplifting activities for preparation day.
  35. Stay with your companion during all activities.
  36. Do not go on road trips.
  37. Do not leave your assigned area without permission
  38. Do not watch television.
  39. Do not view unauthorized videocassettes.
  40. Do not listen to the radio.
  41. Do not listen to unauthorized audiocassettes or CD’s.
  42. Do not participate in musical groups.
  43. Do not participate in athletic teams.
  44. Do not sponsor athletic teams.
  45. Do not engage in contact sports.
  46. Do not engage in water sports.
  47. Do not engage in winter sports.
  48. Do not engage in motorcycling.
  49. Do not engage in horseback riding.
  50. Do not engage in mountain climbing.
  51. Do not embark on a private boat.
  52. Do not embark in a private airplane.
  53. Do not handle firearms.
  54. Do not handle explosives.
  55. Do not swim.
  56. Do not play full court basketball.
  57. Do not play basketball in leagues.
  58. Do not play basketball in tournaments.
  59. You may play half-court basketball.
  60. Never be alone.
  61. Seek advice from your mission president if your companion is "having difficulties".
  62. Be loyal to your companion.
  63. Ask your mission president for help if your companion doesn’t obey the rules.
  64. Pray with your companion every day.
  65. Study with your companion every day.
  66. Plan your work with your companion every day.
  67. Take time at least once a week for companionship inventory.
  68. Seek to be one in spirit and purpose and help each other succeed.
  69. Always address your companion as Elder or Sister.
  70. Sleep in the same bedroom as your companion.
  71. Do not sleep in the same bed as your companion.
  72. Do not arise before your companion.
  73. Do not retire after your companion. (apparently, being together is more important than getting the correct amount of sleep that your unique body requires.)
  74. Frequently study with your companion the Missionary Guide section on companions.
  75. Never be alone with anyone of the opposite sex.
  76. Never associate inappropriately with anyone of the opposite sex (conversely, they don't mention whether or not it is against the rules to associate inappropriately with anyone of the same sex).
  77. Do not flirt.
  78. Do not date.
  79. Do not communicate via phone or letter with anyone of the opposite sex living within or near mission boundaries.
  80. Do not visit a single or divorced person of the opposite sex unless accompanied by a couple or another adult member of your sex.
  81. Try to teach single investigators in a member’s home or have missionaries of the same sex teach them.
  82. Always follow the above rules, even if the situation seems harmless.
  83. Use the commitment pattern to get referrals from members.
  84. Keep your dinner visits with member briefs and during the customary dinner hour in the area.
  85. Remember to say thank you to those who feed you.
  86. Visit members and nonmembers only at appropriate times.
  87. Do not counsel or give medical treatment.
  88. Do not stay in the homes of people when they are on vacation.
  89. Only write letters to family members and friends at home.
  90. Do not telephone parents
  91. Do not telephone relatives.
  92. Do not telephone friends.
  93. Do not telephone girlfriends.
  94. Contact your mission president in case of an emergency.
  95. Take problems and questions to your mission president.
  96. Do not write to the President of the Church or to other General Authorities. Letters from missionaries to General Authorities are referred back to the mission president
  97. Respect the customs, traditions, and property of the people who you are trying to convert.
  98. Obey all mission rules.
  99. Obey the laws of the land.
  100. Do not get involved in politics.
  101. Do not get involved in commercial activities.
  102. Do not give any information about the area.
  103. Respect the customs and cultures of those who you are trying to convert to your own customs and culture.
  104. Respect the beliefs, practices, and sites of other religions.
  105. Do not say or write anything bad about the political and cultural circumstances where you serve.
  106. Do not become involved in adoption proceedings.
  107. Do not suggest or encourage emigration. (This rule is a bit ironic, given the now-defunct doctrine of gathering the believers to Zion)
  108. Be courteous.
  109. Provide community service.
  110. Do not provide community service that isn’t approved by your mission president.
  111. Do not provide more than 4 hours a week of community service.
  112. Do not provide community service during the evening, weekend or holidays—those are peek proselytizing times.
  113. Your mission president must approve your housing.
  114. Keep your housing unit clean.
  115. Do not live with single or divorced people of the opposite sex.
  116. Do not live where the spouse is frequently absent.
  117. Your living unit must have a private bath and entrance.
  118. You may occasionally fast for a special reason, but generally the monthly fast is sufficient.
  119. Do not fast longer than 24 hours at a time.
  120. Do not ask friends, relatives, and members to join in special fasts for investigators.
  121. Maintain your health.
  122. Eat a healthy diet.
  123. Sleep from 10:30 to 6:30.
  124. Follow the approved exercise program.
  125. Keep your body, clothes, dishes, linens, towels and housing unit clean.
  126. Dispose of your garbage properly and promptly.
  127. Follow the safety rules for all of your stuff.
  128. Seek medical care if you are in an accident or become sick.
  129. Be immunized.
  130. Spend your money only on things relating to your mission.
  131. Budget your money carefully.
  132. Keep a record of what you spend.
  133. Do not spend more than your companion.
  134. Do not loan money.
  135. Do not borrow money.
  136. Keep a reserve fund of $50 to $100 at all times for transfers.
  137. Pay your bills before leaving an area.
  138. Pay cash for all resale literature and supplies ordered from the mission office.
  139. Do not waste money on souvenirs.
  140. Do not waste money on unnecessary items.
  141. Be a frugal photographer.
  142. Do not accumulate excess baggage.
  143. Obey custom laws and regulations.
  144. Pay fast offerings each fast Sunday to the bishop or branch president where you serve.
  145. Pay tithing on outside sources of income (i.e. interest) to your home bishop or branch president.
  146. Evaluate your funds a few months before the end of your mission. If you have more than you need, ask that less be sent so that you can return home without excess money.
  147. Do not drive without a license.
  148. Drive only Church-owned vehicles.
  149. Do not drive members’ cars.
  150. Do not drive nonmembers’ cars.
  151. Do not give rides to members or investigators in Church-owned cars.
  152. Use cars only on approved mission business.
  153. Use cars only within the assigned geographical area.
  154. Be conscious of safety at all times.
  155. Drive defensively.
  156. Wear your seat belt.
  157. Pray for the Lord’s protection while driving.
  158. If your companion is driving, assist him or her.
  159. Do not tamper with the vehicle’s odometer.
  160. Know bicycle safety rules.
  161. Use extreme caution on your bicycle.
  162. Do not ride your bicycle after dark.
  163. Do not ride your bicycle in heavy traffic.
  164. Do not ride your bicycle in adverse weather conditions.
  165. Go directly to your new area when transferred.
  166. Find your new companion without delay when transferred.
  167. Have a maximum of two suitcases and a briefcase.

39 posted on 12/12/2012 12:56:49 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: svxdave; restornu
Further, there is nothing against men wearing short pants in Church either.

But; they'd best not be caught eating a nice half rack of ribs in the summertime; or there goes their Temple Recommend!

40 posted on 12/12/2012 12:58:48 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: svcw
down low.....oops to slow ;-)

You mean THIS dude?

He's on the down low!

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52486958-78/mayne-gay-lds-ward.html.csp

41 posted on 12/12/2012 1:01:10 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: svcw

You missed the point completely. It’s not about the mode of dress per se. It’s about the beginnings of a gradual leftward shift in the church’s culture. Leftists start with small, seemingly innocuous changes, and move onward and upward until, for example, you’ve got an open homosexual bishop in your church. Just like the Episcopalians. Little things sometimes matter.


42 posted on 12/12/2012 1:01:36 PM PST by Trod Upon (A personal readiness for war is the strongest surety of peace.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: libertarian27
Toga!

TOGA!!

TOGA!!!

43 posted on 12/12/2012 1:02:15 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: elcid1970

you BAD!


44 posted on 12/12/2012 1:02:46 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Elsie
#41...

Them old foggies in SLC have no CLUE as to what's been DOWNLOADED to our Ipods!!



45 posted on 12/12/2012 1:05:30 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Trod Upon
It’s about the beginnings of a gradual leftward shift in the church’s culture.


Gradual?

How about a world class broad jump!!!


"Now if any of you will deny the plurality of wives, and continue to do so, I promise that you will be damned;

and I will go still further and say, take this revelation, or any other revelation that the Lord has given,

and deny it in your feelings, and I promise that you will be damned.

Brigham Young - JoD 3:266 (July 14, 1855)

46 posted on 12/12/2012 1:06:58 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Elsie
Well; the TRUE mormons - FLDS - still get to jump them broads...
47 posted on 12/12/2012 1:08:07 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Trod Upon; Elsie
Gay Returned Missionary Bigshot
48 posted on 12/12/2012 1:16:26 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Trod Upon

Oh, good grief.
Clothing style have changed over the centuries.....in Biblical times EVERYONE wore dresses, how far do you want to go back?
At what point do you want to say - stop those are the standards to hold! Or do you say, hey you are not welcome because you aren’t dressed the way I want?
A woman wearing pants is neither left or right it is just pants.
If lds have restrictions against pants on women that is their issue, however they don’t so big poo if women want to wear pants.


49 posted on 12/12/2012 1:20:26 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Well first of all, those were robes, not dresses. Second of all pertain means be appropriate, related to, or applicable. Men have been wearing pants for as long as they’ve been out. Women have only started wearing them recently. For example: http://www.jaimetreadwell.com/Restroom-01.jpg

I’ve always seen it as a matter of modesty. Not trying to be overly legalistic here. That’s just how I’ve always seen it and in my family all the woman wear dresses. They don’t own any slacks. I guess it’s just a matter of how you we’re raised.


50 posted on 12/12/2012 1:48:52 PM PST by Epsdude
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-62 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson