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Published: Thursday, Dec. 12 2013 1:55 p.m. MST

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D. Call
El Paso, TX

Go Gigi! You're famous!

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

"I don't get it. The first picture shows Mrs. Utah and Mrs. Idaho without sleeves."

I posted the above comment hours ago, and the Deseret News censors turned it down because the "Comment was off topic or disruptive."

The article says that Mrs. Utah and Mrs. Idaho made and wore dresses with sleeves. Yet the picture in the article shows them WITHOUT sleeves. So where are the dresses they altered?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Shame is a gift of religion to humanity.

amagnetick
AV, CA

I think someone is confusing shame with standards. I applaud these fine women for standing for what they believe in.

dotGone
Puyallup, WA

Hutterite; Shame isn't a gift; shame isn't meant to be wallowed in. It's a twinge of conscience that can serve t steer us toward better behavior, and then you move on. Religion can be uplifting and motivating, it doesn't have to be a stick with which to be beaten!

labeau
ELY, NV

WoW! They're beautiful woman inside and out.

karenhaney
Ogden, UT

I had the wonderful privilege of teaching English to Gisel Osuna in high school, as well as several of her siblings. She is the genuine article from a wonderful family.

vayapues1
west valley city, UT

I am confused. The one from New Mexico is far more modest than the one from Utah. Which one is this story about?

vayapues1
west valley city, UT

okay, I am a dork. I should have read the entire story...

Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

They who stay true to Christian values and teachings join the ranks of such people as Eric Liddle as depicted in the movie 'Chariots of Fire.' Its encouraging to learn of such individuals who contribute to the good of this world.

Christmas Carole
LAS CRUCES, NM

Dear Sister Merrifield...I applaud you for being determined to stick to your commitments, as I understood it, EVEN if it meant you would have to bow out of the pageant...I also am impressed with the other two Sisters who followed suit. You gals stand that for standards that COUNT in this life....

Thinkman
Provo, UT

The Mrs Utah and even the Mrs Idaho are showing some shoulder in the pics.

One of a Few
Layton, UT

In our decent into shallowness, is this really what we've become. Mrs. Mexico is modest because here dress is marginally less revealing than Mrs. Utah's. By that standard, the DNews should have forgone this article in favor of one that highlighted the godliness of our Muslim sisters faithfully dressed in their burkas. I guess this is what God meant when he promised Eve that Adam would rule over her.

Carol
Col. Dublan, 00

Gisel, You are beautiful inside and out! How fun to see you making your mark in the world. Saludos para tu familia.

MrNirom1
Portland, OR

Wow..some people can not tell the difference between a dress that is STRAPLESS.. and one that is not. Is it really so hard to understand? But then some have to take it to an extreme and start judging as to which woman is more modest in the current picture... Or make some ridiculos comparison to our sisters in the Muslim faith and their attire. I say whatever your standards are.. live them! It shows the real you.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

"I say whatever your standards are.. live them! It shows the real you."

Amen!

And then refrain from putting yourself forward as one who is morally superior ("an example") because you think you live better standards, or live your standards better, than somebody else!

And be sure not to allow "news" stories that try to flaunt your self-righteousness to everybody.

Steve C. Warren
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

If the picture showing a bare shoulder of Mrs. Utah is immodest according to Church standards, then why is the Church-owned Deseret News running the photo?

antodav
TAMPA, FL

It's remarkable to me how these women were more concerned about being judged for *not* being immodest as opposed to being judged for being immodest. Amazing how the standards of society have been so completely flipped on their head.

I'm also confused as to why individual American states get a candidate in the pageant, but whole countries outside of the United States only get to be represented by one person. That seems inconsistent to me, but whatever.

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