I tried to address this issue in another thread but the petty bickering that has IMHO ruined what could be a great forum. Anyway, I digress. I pastor a very friendly and warm church but it is a greying congregation. I'm 47 and young compared to many. Recently we have had some young and most likely lost men and women visit the church. Some of the young men either had a fedora on their head or a ball cap. For them it was the first time to enter a church in years. And they were very quickly asked to remove their hats which was offensive to them. These young men and women were seeking and we ran them off over a hat. Any answers to help my congregation see that giving people time to see and hear before hitting them with a cultural rule is not nearly as important as them receiving the gospel? I just can't see Jesus coming up to a first time visitor more concerned about what was on their head than rejoicing in the fact that a lost child may have come back home.