Pastor Bob Gray Sr. Pines for the 1950s

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserLast year, Bob Gray Sr., retired pastor of Longview Baptist Temple in Longview, Texas, took to his blog pulpit to whine and complain about church women no longer obeying Deuteronomy 22:5: The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God. That’s right, Brother Bob is upset about Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church women wearing pants. Of all the things a pastor could or should be worried about, Gray is concerned about women wearing what he perceives to be men’s clothing. Gray write … [Read more...]

Male Blame Shifting Over Immodest Dress

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do?So a couple of weeks ago I mentioned I have my alarm clock set to American Family Radio for the purposes of jolting my butt out of bed quickly on those days I must be somewhere in a timely fashion.This week I kept waking up to a man being interviewed by a ministry about his slide down the slippery slope of lust and fornication. He copped to a long list of sexual peccadilloes over the course of a few days time. It seemed like the second he left his home and homeschooling for a 'worldly' university he went from chaste to trying to insert his naughty bits into any open hole attached to a woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Immodest Pants Wearing Started by Feminism Post WW2?

by Melissa  from Far Above Rubies - Modesty and My Changing WardrobeEditor's note: Another evangelical Christian mommy-blogger who thinks pants are the devil and likes to lump them in as a feminist device by selfish selfish women that want to do outrageous things like *gasp* earn their own money and be be comfortable when they do tasks ill suited for dresses. Sorry, but women started wearing pants before World War Two, it only became wide spread for reasons of practicality in the 50s and 60s. Women didn't suddenly live in pants and start demanding rights immediately following WW2. According to historical research the average American woman didn't start wearing pants most of the time … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Rules For Modesty?

by Kate Schell from her blog kateschell.comEditor's note: Kate is not a quiverfull evangelical Christian but she is doing an interesting series on the whole Modesty movement in evangelical Christianity called 'Immodest Proposals' that is a great read for anyone in recovery from toxic modesty teachings in Christianity. Featuring the list of 'don'ts' from her site. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So What’s The Different Again Between Christian And Muslim Men?

by Bojidar Marinov as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and cross posted from his blog Navigating History - Civilization & Self ControlEditor's note: In light of all the recent pearl clutching in the world of Evangelical Christianity about modesty and yoga pants Marinov's assertions about how self controlled Evangelical Christian men are seems like a ridiculous lie! How many times in our old lives in Fundigelicalism and Quiverfull were we told to never defraud a man by dressing immodestly? No difference at all from what Marinov is claiming about Islamic men. Bonus points for historical revision, racism and Islamaphobia as well.  … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing So Men Will Notice?

by Dianne E. Anderson - What Christian Men Don't Understand About BoobsEditor's note: Dianne has a book coming out in little more than a week about the whole Purity Culture - Rape Culture theology endemic to Evangelical Christianity. The book is titled 'Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity' and it is available for preorder now on Anderson's website. … [Read more...]

Dear Unmarried Woman: Are You An Appetizer or Dessert?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserJust when I think I’ve heard all there is to hear from Evangelicals about sex, purity, and the like, someone will write or say something that I have not heard before. In other words, not all the nuts have fallen from the tree.Recently, Bethany Jett, a thirty-something married Evangelical woman who writes on girly topics from a godly perspective, wrote a blog article about two reasons why a woman should save herself for marriage. Here’s what Jett had to say: … [Read more...]

Did You Know Spaghetti Straps Are Sinful?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhen people think of Christian fundamentalism they most often think of the fundamentalism found in Evangelicalism and the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement. However, as the following story will show, fundamentalism is alive and well in the Roman Catholic church.Melanie Pritchard, Founder of Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Formation Program and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Life and Love, recently wrote an article about why she does not let her four-year old daughter wear spaghetti straps: … [Read more...]

News: Jim Bob Duggar’s Rules Apply Even To Married Duggars

by Suzanne TitkemeyerMore Duggars in the media this week. Both Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar are on the cover of US Weekly and they're talking about the expectations of their father carrying over into their entire lives. Very ridiculous rules considering his adult children are just that, adults, capable of making their own rules and knowing their own minds.So what are these rules? … [Read more...]

A Letter From Two Weak, Pathetic Men at Patrick Henry College

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward As I have shared before, Evangelical young men are taught that they are weak, pathetic creatures easily led astray by mere exposure to too much female flesh. Instead of being taught to own and control their sexuality, they whine, moan, and complain about women “tempting” them to sin. Well, the moaning part is them masturbating after seeing too much female flesh.This is the fault of women too. Let me give an example of this kind of thinking. Yesterday, Homeschooler’s Anonymous published a 2006 letter written by two Patrick Henry College (PHC) male students to the female students of the college. For those not familiar with PHC, it i … [Read more...]