I know a woman who used to live in our ward but moved to Utah a few years ago. She just reported that she was excoriated by a friend for putting out Halloween decorations, her friend arguing that as Christians we need to set the example and not celebrate the devil’s day. My friend was completely unprepared for that comment and taken aback and wondered how one responds to something like that.
Imagine my friend has come to you for advice. What would you tell her? Should Mormons celebrate Halloween? Are there lines we shouldn’t cross? Even if one has misgivings about this particular celebration, is it appropriate to critique another’s choices in this way? And what’s the deal with the no mask rule at Church Halloween parties anyway?
In other words, here is your chance to hold forth on all things Halloween.