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Old 11-15-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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Two missionaries came by the house right before dinner. They were girls!

I had no idea there girl missionaries. When did that start?
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Oh they've had those for a while. I was told that women couldn't be missionaries until they were 21 (guys could be 18), though I'm not sure why, or if that particular rule is still in place.

Sorry, I'm not a mormon, but just had to answer.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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Yes women have had the option for many years to go on a mission when they turn 21.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Why is the age requirement different for men and women? Isn't that sex discrimination?
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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Why is the age requirement different for men and women? Isn't that sex discrimination?
No answer is gonna satisfy you because I believe this is just another way to put mormons and their beliefs down. It's a shame to say that most people who ask questions like this are doing it as a statement of putdown and not because they are in ernest.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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I was told that girls have to wait to be 21 before they go on a mission, because it is hoped that they will get married instead, and produce children. If they reach 21 and still no good prospect of marriage, they are "allowed" to go. The LDS church is primarily a business. The more "customers" the better.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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case in point.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Feel free to also participate in the "Ask a Mormon" thread "Religion and Philosophy" forum. Several Latter-day Saints are responding there to questions and comments about Mormons.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/relig...sk-mormon.html
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