A right-wing Christian minister running for state House seat in Colorado may actually eclipse former state Sen. Gordon Klingenschmitt for his bronze age views of women’s rights. He preaches that women wearing pants is evil because it’s not dressing “modestly.” Instead, they should wear skirts or culottes. Those seem a bit more immodest than wearing pants to me.
Colorado pastor Corey Seulean recently announced he’s running to replace Colorado Rep. Lori Saine (R-Firestone), but his ultra-conservative views when it comes to women and pants are raising some eyebrows.
According to the Colorado Times Reporter, Seulean, who is the pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, tells his congregants that women shouldn’t wear pants because they’re “immodest.”…
“Corey has preached from the Bible what he believes, his interpretation and what the Bible says about a woman dressing modestly, and he believes that in today’s day and age, pants on a woman sometimes can show a woman’s body immodestly,” he said. “That’s why he’s taught it’s proper, he believes, for a woman to wear a dress or modest culottes. He might not have used that exact terminology, but he believes yes, a woman should dress modestly, and part of that goes into women not wearing pants.”
“He just preaches the Bible straight as it is, and the Bible says a woman is to dress modestly,” he added.
This is a bit baffling. A skirt, which shows the skin of the legs, is dressing modestly but wearing pants, which cover that up, is dressing immodestly? I mean, in addition to his position being patriarchal and authoritarian, it also just doesn’t make any sense. And of course, he’s also against LGBT rights:
As evidenced by his campaign website, Corey Seulan also takes strict stances against women’s reproductive rights and LGBT rights.
“God’s Word is very clear that marriage is the holy union between one man and one woman,” the website states. “Our society is aiming at tearing down the traditional family unit and God’s plan for families. Let’s not let wickedness and perversion prevail. God’s ways are always best.”
So we should start stoning to death women who aren’t virgins on their wedding day and doing the same to gay people, blasphemers and those who work on the sabbath, right? I mean, if God’s ways are always best. That is what he commands. This guy would make the Handmaid’s Tale look like a liberal utopia.