I remember thinking last year that wearing pants to church seemed like a trivial or insignificant gesture. I mean, I wouldn’t care what a person wore to church, so what was the big deal?
Well, as I watched the day approach, I saw comments directed at the pants-wearers (by otherwise faithful LDS members), heat up and become vitriolic and judgmental. Then I saw, if something as small and inconsequential as Sunday wardrobe could inspire such unkindness…how must the women who feel “different” in other ways feel? How are they received on Sunday?
So, for me, wearing pants on Sunday is a way of showing anyone who feels “other-ized” that they have a friend in me.