Tuesday, June 07, 2005

To shave or not to shave, is that the question?

In priesthood meeting we were discussing various "doctrine" when facial hair came up....again.

Just three weeks ago the Stake President gave a talk at the Single Ward's conference telling them that they were to be clean shaven. Something to the effect that just because they are home from their missions didn't mean they were to change or let down their standards. It has been the policy in some Stakes at least to not allow men with facial hair to serve in certain callings. (I guess women with facial hair, it's ok).

A member of the Stake high council from our ward was in our priesthood meeting. He told us that our Stake President just receive a letter from Salt Lake telling them that facial hair is ok. They are not to keep someone from serving because of facial hair.

Sometimes well intentioned Stake Presidents - Bishops etc. prove the divinity of D&C 121. Every once and a while the Brethern have to step in and straighten things out.

I for one, say it's about time!