Lori Alexander Uses Kim Kardashian to Promote Modesty?

Lori Alexander Uses Kim Kardashian to Promote Modesty? October 15, 2019

Screen cap from Lori Alexander’s social media. 71 degrees? Sweater weather here, not shorts, but I know up north that is warm. To each their own.

Woke up this morning to another Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife ranting yet again about modesty and not luring men into sin with your flesh. Lori Alexander uses Kim Kardashian to promote modesty? The mind boggles!

Keep in mind that Lori herself has been photographed wearing rather short shorts and well above the knee skirts.  All the while preaching about modesty, yet excusing her behavior by saying this is what her husband Ken wants.

Is it modesty, or what your husband wants that is the most important here?

So why is Lori bringing up Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian? Likely because Kanye seems to be the newest big celebrity to come out of the closet as the right kind of Christian. I don’t know what denomination Kanye is, but he said this about his wife and Lori leaps right in to embrace it, booty shorts and all.

I’m not a big fan of either Kanye or Kim. His music isn’t my favorite, even if he does do a few songs I like. Prefer Tupac or Eminem. His ridiculous shenanigans have always left a bad taste in my mouth. It’s hard to take him seriously.

Not a fan of the wife either, and it has nothing to do with her nude and nearly nude displays, and more with her family’s money and attention grubbing ways. I will say she’s partially redeemed herself in my eyes by her activism on the part of prison reform.  Prison reform is badly needed in the United States, and if it takes a reality television star to make that happen so be it. If she uses her status to help right injustice it can only be good.

First, I’m not sure that 1 Peter 2:11 is really dealing with porn and wearing shorts, or other revealing things. It seems more general than so specific, yet we know that Lori et al seem to have a talent for finding hidden meanings in scriptures that just are not that clear!

I find it sort of amazing, and by turns comical that it is mostly in Evangelical Christianity that porn seems to be an addiction. More users of porn (according to PornHub) seem to be religious. Porn, lust, keeping your eyes to yourself seem to be much more of a problem in religious communities that out in the real world with the rest of us.

Lori finally gives a definition for what she considers “Shamefaced.” I’ve been wondering about this, as I know some of you have because it’s just not that common of an expression. In my years in Quiverfull I never heard it explained this way, to not draw attention to ones self. I kind of thought that it was pretty standard to the fundamental thinking in most parts of Christianity that a lady does not wear “LOOK AT ME!” type clothing? Cover what you legally must cover and it’s all good.

Which leads me to another thing about this false modesty practiced in Quiverfull. Is dressing like many do in Quiverfull really modest in the “shamefaced” way Lori is describing? Recently I was in the States, shopping in a Goodwill store. I was wearing a pair of old loose leggings, flipflops and a sleeveless loose long tunic. While I was going through the racks I heard a disapproving “Hhmp!” and turned just in time to see a lady of my age group glaring at me. She was wearing a calico jumper, a loose long sleeved tee, tights, and flats. Her hair was swept up in a almost Gibson Girl bun, and a huge cross dangled between her amply disguised breasts. Covered from collarbones to ankles.

I’ve thought about the encounter several times since it happened. I laughed it off at the time, but now I wonder. Which of us was truly “shamefaced”? Me who blended right in with how everyone else in the store was attired? Or her, a woman that stood out like Kim Kardashian at a nuns picnic? I had almost as much flesh as she covered from display, right down to my loose tunic covering my lumpy rear.

Screen cap from an almost famous Quiverfull family. Covering faces because I don’t wish to expose minor kids.  Is dressing your children like this really modest or shamefaced or is it really shame based?

Regardless of Lori’s insistence on modest apparel while she’s wearing shorts one thing is for sure. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the Evangelical Christian world will react to Kanye West joining in. He announced this week he’s only going to be recording Christian music. We live in interesting times!

Dress how you like, what suits your activities, your needs and wants. I’ll never take these modesty enforcers seriously until they start looking at what men wear, and they don’t move the goalpost just for themselves.

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Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 33 years. You can read more about the author here.
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