Sunday, August 14, 2011

Standards for strength of heart

WHAT? You may ask... are LDS [Latter-day Saint] Standards?
From the Single Adult web page of a SLC group:
LDS Standards
In keeping with the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we ask all who attend SLC-SA events to maintain high standards of conduct so that the Spirit of the Lord may be present. Following is a brief summary of standards of language, dress and grooming, costumes, and dances, adapted from official church publications including For the Strength of Youth.
When you use good language, you invite the Spirit to be with you. Always use the names of God and Jesus Christ with reverence and respect. Profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures, as well as jokes about immoral actions, are offensive to the Lord and to others. Speak kindly and positively about others so you can fulfill the Lord’s commandment to love one another. Use language that uplifts, encourages, and compliments others.
Dress and Grooming
When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you invite the companionship of the Spirit and can exercise a good influence on those around you. Immodest clothing includes short shorts and skirts, tight clothing, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and other revealing attire. Women should wear clothing that covers the shoulder and avoid clothing that is low-cut in the front or the back or revealing in any other manner. Men should also maintain modesty in their appearance. All should avoid extremes in clothing, appearance, and hairstyle.
Why then I ponder... are these profile pictures allowed on an LDS singles dating site?

My deepest apologies if one of these [well, I won't actually call any of them jerkwads, that would not be encouraging, but good gravy do you see they look like total creepers!] - however, should one of these be your brother-cousin-uncle -or[shudder]-dad.... TELL HIM TO PUT A SHIRT ON [get off the bed, out of the bathroom, take his feet out of the camera, and good-golly-miss-molly I just don't know what that thing is with the man in green]!

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