Pick and Choose: Can you get any more granular?

1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Dyker Neyland believes that "women adorn themselves in modest apparel" means that her 7-year-old daughter Javé should not be required to tuck-in her shirt. Her reasoning: "I don't want her behind showing," Dyker said. "I don't want her body being exposed."

Apparently the part of the verse that says "women adorn themselves ... not with braided hair" can be ignored though.

Thomas Haley Elementary School (in Irving Texas) requires children to tuck-in their shirts as part of the school's dress code. Recently Melba Jackson cited the same verse at Barton Elementary School (also in Irving) to allow her daughter to wear her shirt untucked. Melba provided advice to Dyker in this ridiculous spectacle.

When Dyker went before the school board she also claimed "I feel I am being persecuted for being a Christian." And then went on to threaten the board with "There will be a day of reckoning, and you will have to answer to God."

A good cowing, a little fear of god speech, a technicality; and the board folded.

The school district apparently has a general dress code, and then allows schools to determine their own details. The district's dress code doesn't specify tucked-in shirts (nor does the parent's handbook); so the board felt it was not clear enough. The vote went 6-1 in favor of Dyker.

Dyker was raised Baptist, but is not even a church goer currently. Her reason: she "cannot afford to buy a nice dress." What an excuse!

Nod to Unreasonable Faith; from info here.

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Comment by Nick on April 24, 2009 at 1:20pm
"There will be a day reckoning, and you will have to answer to God [about making a 7 year old tuck in her shirt]." That is funny no matter what your religious belief.
Comment by Pam on April 24, 2009 at 1:47pm
And people think fashionistas are just being superficial! God places waaaaay to much emphasis on how we ought to dress.
Comment by Pam on April 24, 2009 at 1:48pm
*too much
Comment by CJoe on April 24, 2009 at 3:36pm
Oh yeah. People have no idea who wrote the Bible... well, you know... God wrote it. Even IF I believed something as absurd as that, I'd still like to know who was claiming He spoke through them. I mean, David Koresh could have dictated a book for all we know... for all they know... which is very little.


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