I once read a lawsuit about firefighters. They sued becuase the fire department demanded they shave. The department claimed that a shaven face was needed for the fire/oxygen masks to work. The men sued becuase it disciminated against certain black/non-white men who couldn't shave due to some medical condition. Anyway, I forgot the whole story and even which side won. But, perhaps the WTS doesn't enforce this at Bethel against Hispanics/Arabs due to fear of being sued for not giving a 'reasonable accomodation."
Skeeter (who has no gruffies)