Mormon feminists have hit on fashion to promote demands for a larger say in church affairs: This Sunday is “Wear Pants to Church Day,” intended as a show of solidarity for women’s religious rights. Their sartorial flair has triggered some support – along with some bitter anger.
The event, which was being promoted on a special Facebook page, had drawn more than 1,200 supporters, a relative handful compared with the 6 million practicing Mormons nationwide. But by Thursday evening, the original page had been taken down and a new one posted, with this note:
“The event page got taken down due to the death threats. this is a page to further the cause but without a face attached. This page is for women who are choosing to wear pants this next Sunday.”
A screen shot of the original page included this comment:
“every single person who is a minority activist should be shot .. in the face … point blank … GET OVER YOURSELVES ….”
Passions were flowing about far more than pants.
“I’ll tell ya, the damn liberal women’s movement has all but destroyed God’s amazingly beautiful art of ‘femininity,’” wrote one male visitor to the original page. “I’d love to ‘weigh in,’ but a bunch of liberal HE-girls are not going to like my opinion of their angry masculine ways.”
Written By: John M. Glionnacontinue to source article at latimes.com