Basically ladies wear hats to church and gentlemen take their hats off to go into a church - or even a house.
There are some notable exceptions.
|Archbishops take their hats off outdoors but wear them in church.|
Now that I am no longer a Christian I think I know the bible much better than I did when I was one. In that capacity, I suspect that this is the passage that is used as the basis for the rule. As usual, it is not completely and unabiguously clear what it really means.
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 1 Corinthians 11:7-9
Taking that as the rule (which I find to be disrespectful to my equal female friends) I wonder why it only applies in a church.
Should I think laterally like this? It might be seen as a total lack of focus (as some of my colleagues appear to think).
I prefer to think of it as a strength.