I just found an archive of one of Anthony Morris's talks back from 1916, (yes the man is that old), about facial hair. Obviously he recycles his talks as it will sound very similar to a recent rant of his!
"It's in America, and it's in Europe, they have the metrosexual look. It's becoming very popular. It's not new, but what's new is it's becoming so very popular. What it means is teens and grown men are both shaving off all of their facial hair, it's called "clean shaven" or "clean cut". Beard, mustache, all gone with just the hair on the head remaining.
It's not that you don't groom your facial hair to fit your physique, that's fine. That's what Max and I do. What's wrong is shaving it all off. It's not appropriate for a Christian man. And frankly I'm puzzled by this, I've asked sister after sister, "Does this look good"? ANd I haven't had one yet who could say yes. And I have been saying this from the start, the homosexuals who start this trend, they like you looking more feminine.
I was proud of one circuit overseer, who told me this past summer at an international convention, cuz he brought it up, one of these fellas shows up for his circuit overseer visit, and he wants to go out in the ministry, work with him door to door, and his face is hairless! And the circuit overseer was man enough, spirital man enough, to say, "No! I'm not going door to door with you! Mm mm. Not with that hairless face. Inappropriate. You're a man, grow a beard! So a lot to think about. And you elders out there listening in....and be kind now! We always wanna imitate Christ Jesus. Jesus himself had a beard, and is he not the example to follow?! Infact can you think of ONE faithful bible character past puberty who had ever shaved their face? No. Infact shaving began in ancient Egypt it was a rebellion and rejection of how Jehovah God created a man to look and we should stay far away from those pagan practices!
And do you remember that many, many, many homosexuals are in the trend industry and start the trends. Don't you know they love it when you're clean cut? Oh yeah, you chuckle. I don't think it's funny. I think it's disgusting!"