LDS Living is disappointed that the reaction reached the fervor it did and regrets the hurt caused to people on both sides of the story. By running this article, LDS Living intended only to increase discussion about a choice and situation we know comes up regularly throughout the Church. It was not our intention to comment on the correctness of the choices made by either the girls or the school.
LDS Living always hopes its articles and discussions will provide information and enlightenment to our readers, and that readers will respond respectfully to anyone who may be involved in such stories.
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