Head coverings, prayer and women

by Thirdson 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • Thirdson

    Is the WTS view on women praying publically still the same as it was in the 70s? The article "Should You Cover Your Head During Prayer" Watchtower 2/15/77 Page 46 and a "Question from Readers" 6/15/77 are the last references I have to this particular JW custom.

    Has anything more recent been published?


  • buffalosrfree

    If head covering are needed why don't they hand out Paper sacks at the door. It would in some instances be a blessing. Ear plugs too. Buff

  • Frenchy

    I'm not aware of any change in the policy.

  • RunningMan

    Yes, the head covering thing is exactly the same. We had a local needs part
    in our service meeting a while ago, and they quoted from one of the KM's from
    the 1970's.

    As well, my father can't speak due to brain surgery. My kids tell me that when
    they eat with Grandma, and I'm not around, she puts something handy on her
    head, usually a paper napkin. My nephew (age 6), who is not a JW, finds
    this hillarious.

  • Sky

    I always loved that they could use anything to cover their heads, ie: a cloth diaper, a tissue, toilet paper, a coat...
    I thought, I am sure that God finds this much more disrespectful than a bare head!

  • ashitaka

    It was 1989, and I was in the meeting for service with all sisters (i was just ten), and someone wore a dirty sheet from the bottom bird-cage. My mother, who was a new witness at the time questioned it, and called it degrading and silly in front of three elder's wives. That was the last time they every invited her into service. Still a funny memory.


  • rhett

    Well, you see, when women get too much responsibility in the congregation they start to get too full of themselves. To keep that from happening and letting them know they'll never be as good at is as the men are they have to do something degrading like putting a napkin on their head. I've heard that they may be dropping this requirement and instead making them women who do anything sing a little song about how inferior they are.

    Just for the record, those are not my feelings at all. That was just an attept to follow the JW's reasoning.

    I don't need to fight
    To prove I'm right
    I don't need to be forgiven.

  • teenyuck

    Ha ha! I forgot about this. My mother always made my sister and I put napkins or paper towels on our heads. I can't believe I forgot until I read this.

    She never had an explanation except that women should be subservient to men. Twisted logic!

  • California Sunshine
    California Sunshine

    Just "ONE" of the many reasons why I am not a Jdud anymore!!

    I wonder why a woman in her right mind would want to be a dub?

    OOPS, I answered my own question (right mind).

    "Sing a song about being inferior"...Indeed

    Who the hell would want to live forever with those idiots making the rules?

    Next thing ya know the women in the WTS will be wearing burkas.

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