SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – It may not be worship as usual this Sunday for LDS faithful.
This is because a "pants protest" is now being planned.
Specifically, a new group is asking LDS women to wear pants to Church Sunday.
The group, “All Enlisted,” calls this a symbolic gesture to promote more gender equality in the Church.
This self described "Mormon-feminist" group has now posted its call to arms (or legs) on Facebook.
It asks LDS women all over the country to wear pants to Church this Sunday.
Here's an excerpt we took from the Facebook page,
"LDS Women Unite: Wear pants to church in solidarity for women's equality...This is the first act of All Enlisted,
a direct action group for Mormon women to advocate for equality within our faith."
As for the LDS Church, it sent ABC 4 this statement:
“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.”
"All Enlisted" tells ABC 4 its protest is already sparking a strong debate among LDS members.
When we asked one gentlemen on Temple Square whether women should wear pants to Church, he to told us,
"This is up to them. They're free to choose whatever they want. The Lord will accept them with pants or with no pants."
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