Friday, August 19, 2005

Nutball Alert: Anti-Women Christians (not)

While walking in Yosemite Valley, I ran across a group of women dressed in old fashion ankle length dresses and long hair, which was gathered in a ponytail running down their backs. At first, I thought they were part of some exhibit at the park, but then I realized they were part of a fundamentalist Christian sect (I think it was the bibles that gave it away.) I thought they looked strange, and very out of place. I compared their attire with burkas worn by Muslim women and could find little difference except for their faces were uncovered. I took a note to look up the sect and find out what drives them. I’ve been unsuccessful so far, but I did run across the Landover Baptist Church.

The Landover Baptist Church website actually says “Clothing is perhaps the most important thing about being a Christian. If one is not properly clothed and fully representative of what God would want them to appear like.. well then, that person is probably not saved.”. Of course, their clothing restrictions only apply to women, men can dress as they please.

The basic’s of this Nutball Sect’s anti-women beliefs are, modest clothing, no makeup, proper acting, no perfume, and most importantly – following the rules of the church. In other words – dress like we tell you, act like we tell you, and do whatever the men of the church tell you. This seems a bit… well… Islamo-fundie to me.

***Update***
It seems that Landover Baptist is a Satire site. Who knew? I thought I had found a fundie gold mine!  

Of course – I also found Modeling Modesty, a real Baptist publication. Take a moment to read about Clueless Clarice if you want a laugh.


          

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ummmmm....

Mojoey, Landover is satire.

Mojoey said...

well... I found it to be very much on tsrget. I guess I ahould delete this post eh?

anyway - thanks!

passthebread said...

I have stories to tell you about this. I really strongly believe in modesty, but for both men and women. Many cultures do believe that immodesty is certainly inappropriate and certainly observant Jews and Christian do. To us sex is a pretty sacred thing and is to be celebrated as an act of intimacy and not for public consumption. It has to do with self respect and honor. A woman is generally honored for being modest not for being immodest. Where on TV, just to give an example, honor is given to women almost exclusively for being immodest. I think this is actually anti-women. Men on the other hand are honored in the media (just an example of a cultural artifact) are portrayed as to be honored for all sorts of things whether they are pretty or not.

Anonymous said...

So, get a burka already...