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Why don't Pentecostal women cut their hair?

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Some Pentecostal denominations prohibit women from cutting their hair due to a passage in Chapter 11 of 1 Corinthians, which says women who pray with their head uncovered dishonor themselves. This passage mentions that long hair was given to women as a covering and is part of a woman's glory.

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Only a few apostolic denominations interpret this passage to mean a woman shouldn't cut her hair, most notably Apostolic Pentecostal churches. This includes the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, the United Pentecostal Church and a few other smaller churches. Many of these churches also require women to wear modest clothing such as skirts or dresses that are below the knees. Some Pentecostal churches also forbid both men and women from wearing shorts.

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