Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rebel With A Cause




September is upon us, my fellow MoHos, and now is the time for rebellion to begin. Yes folks, I'm talking about the one you've all been waiting for - the WHITE SHIRT REBELLION!!

During the month of September, SHUN your white shirts like they were contaminated with the plague. Instead, don your most colorful attire for work and especially for Church. Let them see your true colors, folks!

For those who may need to defend their colorful couture in LDS circles, please note the following paragraph from the LDS General Handbook of Instructions, Book 2:

"Those who bless and pass the sacrament should dress modestly and be well groomed and clean. Clothing or jewelry should not call attention to itself or distract members during the sacrament. Ties and white shirts are RECOMMENDED because they add to the dignity of the ordinance. However, THEY SHOULD NOT BE REQUIRED as a mandatory prerequisite for a priesthood holder to participate. Nor should it be required that all be alike in dress and appearance. Bishops should use discretion when giving such guidance to young men, taking into account their financial circumstances and maturity in the Church."

Feel free to make copies of the preceeding quote to hand out to incredulous leaders and self-righteous members who dare to criticize your newfound sense of style! We have the official WORD, brethren!

I'm looking forward to the colorful stories that are sure to be born of this epic time in our history. Please post your experiences here for the enlightenment and edification of all. This blog will serve as the official Rebellion headquarters. Remember to stand tall, wear a defiant smirk on your face, and most importantly - let the white shirts be vanquished!



Be SURE to take my 'White Shirt Poll' located in the side-bar.

8 comments:

Troy said...

time to go clothing shopping! all i got are white shirts...well, i might still have my black one...haha

Neal said...

Go for it!

Black shirts look awesome with a really bright, wild-ass tie...

emerdean said...

;-)

FindingMyWay said...

I love you so much RN!! Good for you.

Neal said...

Thanks for the support, Emer and FMW. Much love back! :)

Neal said...

Today I wore a bright pink mini-check shirt with a blue and purple tie. :)

Next Sunday is Sept. 11th, so I'm thinking of a special way to memorialize that day. Maybe steal Troy's idea for a black shirt (the color of mourning), then spice it up with something representing hope? I'm still working on it.

By the way, there is an awesome special on the World Trade Center showing now on cable called 'Rising'. Very good documentary on rebuilding efforts at the site.

Neal said...

Wore patriotic threads today. My nod to the 9/11 victims.

Neal said...

Bright yellow today, with an incredible red and gold paisley tie (slightly retro). One of my favorites...