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After years of undergoing rude remarks about the “white, two-piece cotton” undergarments that are “worn daily by devout adult Latter-day Saints,” the Mormon Church has decided to
post an explanation of such on YouTube.
Brady McCombs of the Associated Press reports that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has posted a four-minute video that compares these “temple garments” to “holy vestments worn in other religious faiths…” The video shows Jewish prayer shawls, Buddhist saffron robes, Roman Catholic nuns’ habits and priests’ collars. It also airs publicly (for perhaps the first time) what the Mormon temple garments
Stark and simple, these undergarments resemble a modest white “T-shirt and shorts.” They are worn beneath everyday clothing as a reminder of the wearer’s “commitment to God” to live a “good,
Jana Riess, a Religion News Service writer who blogs about Mormonism, hopes that this video will offset sensationalism by persuading “gawkers that there’s nothing to see here, folks.”
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