A pastor from Virginia named Paul Washer has gone full Taliban, telling his followers that a woman is committing a sin if she wears clothes that shows the shape of her body at all. So apparently no shorts or tank tops. Gee, might as well put them in a burqa, right?
Itinerant preacher and founder of HeartCry Missionary Society, Paul Washer, says Christian women who wear clothes that outline the shape of their body are “sensual” and “wrong” about how they are exhorted to dress in the Bible.
Preaching from 1 Timothy 2, Washer explained in a YouTube clip Paul’s exhortation to women to dress modestly.
“He says, ‘I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing.’ That tells me that there is clothing that’s improper for a Christian woman. Alright? I mean, that’s just logic. There is clothing that is improper for a Christian woman.”
“My wife has a really good thing that she says: ‘If your clothing is a frame for your face, from which the glory of God is to shine, it’s proper, if it draws attention to your face. If your clothing draws attention to your body, to outline it, to make it noticed, then it’s sensual.’ What you’re doing is wrong,” he warned Christian women…“Women, you need to understand something. Men are not as dumb as you think they are. My wife and I have a friend in Illinois and she is a very pretty lady, very pretty. And if she walked in that door right now every man in this room, if he turned and saw her, this is what they would say, ‘Well that’s a very pretty lady. That’s a very elegant lady. That’s a beautiful lady.’ And that’s what they would think,” he explained.
“But ladies, there are also women that aren’t half as attractive as that lady I described to you, either in their face or in their body, and they could walk in that door and the moment every man heard the door open and he looked over there, if he was a godly man he would have to go like this (turns head way). Because it’s not beauty. It’s sensuality. And even though you can’t exactly write down the rules and put it all on paper, when you see it, you know it,” said Washer.
Here’s the video: