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(Think Progress)   Conservative organization criticizes women for dressing immodestly at mosques, and blames women for causing men to stare lustfully at them. Sorry, did I say "mosques"? I meant "churches"   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 235
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2012-09-15 10:31:59 PM
Back when I was in Roma, I had to wear shawls to cover my shoulders if I wanted to visit the churches. Well, given my attitude toward the Catholic Church, I was not too thrilled to be wearing those smelly, sweaty shawls that other strangers had on before me. But, when in Rome...and it was a gorgeous church.
 
2012-09-15 10:33:53 PM
They shouldn't even be at church. They should stay in the kitchen making my sammiches.
 
2012-09-15 10:34:48 PM
FTFA: In flyers and brochures on display at Values Voters, the social conservative conference where Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke, an organization called Modesty Matters criticized women for dressing "immodestly" at church, and blamed women for causing men to stare lustfully at them.

Thank goodness they don't want Sharia law here :(
 
2012-09-15 10:36:49 PM
But don't you dare say Rapeublicans are waging a war on women.
 
2012-09-15 10:40:26 PM
You poor, poor men. Constantly on guard to prevent your God-given lust from overtaking you. Won't somebody think of the poor, lustful men?
 
2012-09-15 10:41:08 PM
Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.
 
2012-09-15 10:42:23 PM

Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.


Vote Republican! We aren't stoning women to death yet.
 
2012-09-15 10:42:57 PM

Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.


If our laws allowed it, we would have stonings. No doubt about it.
 
2012-09-15 10:43:06 PM
Every time a conservative troll posts, a woman has an abortion
 
2012-09-15 10:48:33 PM
I'm waiting for someone from the church to start criticizing these rich men for holding on to worldly goods, not helping the needy, etc.

/Don't worry, I've got a chair, I know I'm gonna be here awhile.
 
2012-09-15 10:48:34 PM

Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.


Bless your heart!
 
2012-09-15 10:49:57 PM
So tell me again why it's the women who need to do anything when the men can't keep it in their pants in the first place?
 
2012-09-15 10:52:28 PM

themindiswatching: So tell me again why it's the women who need to do anything when the men can't keep it in their pants in the first place?


Because if they dress like that, it's no longer legitimate rape.

/I don't know how this works anymore.
//Logic train, next stop, oblivion.
 
2012-09-15 10:52:47 PM

GAT_00: Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.

Vote Republican! We aren't stoning women to death yet.


Oh joy, that is consolation prize isn't it :/
 
2012-09-15 10:55:10 PM

mediablitz: Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.

If our laws allowed it, we would have stonings. No doubt about it.


Considering how many of them say they would be evil bastards and wenches if it weren't for Christianity, yeah, we definitely would have stonings and lynchings if the law didn't prohibit it. I think that's why they're so against letting gays do stuff like marry, join the military, and even have butt sex. They're afraid that they'll start doing those things if they're legalized.
 
2012-09-15 10:56:44 PM

Serious Black: mediablitz: Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.

If our laws allowed it, we would have stonings. No doubt about it.

Considering how many of them say they would be evil bastards and wenches if it weren't for Christianity, yeah, we definitely would have stonings and lynchings if the law didn't prohibit it. I think that's why they're so against letting gays do stuff like marry, join the military, and even have butt sex. They're afraid that they'll start doing those things if they're legalized.


Then they'll complain about men wearing jeans to church, that make their butts look so good...Jesus, help me be strong!

Idiots.
 
2012-09-15 11:02:37 PM
Can't these grown men take responsibility? Why are they being treated like mentally deficient children?
 
2012-09-15 11:05:00 PM

GAT_00: Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.

Vote Republican! We aren't stoning women to death yet.


Heh
 
2012-09-15 11:07:37 PM

ToxicMunkee: Can't these grown men take responsibility? Why are they being treated like mentally deficient children?


Yes, but is it really too much to ask that for two hours a week you don't dress like a skank?
 
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2012-09-15 11:07:43 PM
A few years ago, during Christmas mass, my mom and sister were asked to put on a veil.

A wave of immigrants from Iraq had recently joined our Church, and they wanted every woman to wear a veil. My family has been going to that Church long before those immigrants arrived. Anyway, my mom basically told the lady "Why does God care what we wear on our head?" and walked right past her.
 
2012-09-15 11:17:25 PM

Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death?

Then we're still ahead.


Jehovah
 
2012-09-15 11:19:01 PM
FTFA: Republicans have repeatedly voted to cut funding for contraception, outlaw abortions, and defund Planned Parenthood. Now another far-right groups are eyeing a new battleground: the wardrobe.

Uh, one of these things is not like the others. Cutting funding and outlawing activities are official acts of the state. This is a private organization at a private conference expressing a cultural opinion that women should dress modestly. No, I don't agree with their apparent singling out of women, but just that's not the same thing as outlawing abortions defunding Planned Parenthood. This isn't Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
 
2012-09-15 11:26:22 PM

Lsherm: Did anyone get stoned to death...Then we're still ahead.


upload.wikimedia.org

The USA has had its share of extrajudicial killings. Stones not required. In fact, I don't think stonings have ever really been the American method. Americans seem to prefer rope for public spectacle killings. 
 
2012-09-15 11:34:48 PM

Somacandra: FTFA: Republicans have repeatedly voted to cut funding for contraception, outlaw abortions, and defund Planned Parenthood. Now another far-right groups are eyeing a new battleground: the wardrobe.

Uh, one of these things is not like the others. Cutting funding and outlawing activities are official acts of the state. This is a private organization at a private conference expressing a cultural opinion that women should dress modestly. No, I don't agree with their apparent singling out of women, but just that's not the same thing as outlawing abortions defunding Planned Parenthood. This isn't Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.


Yeah, a private conference featuring a ton of Republican speakers, including their VP nominee and the House Majority Leader. There's nothing at all political about this event, so we shouldn't comment on the people handing out pamphlets there.

Link
 
2012-09-15 11:35:22 PM
Maybe they can have the women wear a head to toe garment, maybe with eye holes, with long sleeves and gloves. They can call it a "Burka", yeah, that's the ticket.

Why does god care what you wear? Why do you care that god cares?
 
2012-09-15 11:35:35 PM
Almost all guys look at a woman they find attractive. Only farking creeps stare lustfully. In church or at a mall. And these men won't be farking creeps because shoulders are covered? I can almost feel bad for a woman that chooses to be part of a religion that puts her at fault for mere human drives that they've corrupted to be evil. Almost.
 
2012-09-15 11:36:46 PM

Somacandra: FTFA: Republicans have repeatedly voted to cut funding for contraception, outlaw abortions, and defund Planned Parenthood. Now another far-right groups are eyeing a new battleground: the wardrobe.

Uh, one of these things is not like the others. Cutting funding and outlawing activities are official acts of the state. This is a private organization at a private conference expressing a cultural opinion that women should dress modestly. No, I don't agree with their apparent singling out of women, but just that's not the same thing as outlawing abortions defunding Planned Parenthood. This isn't Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.


It is a conference however that is centered on supporting "proper" politicians, Paul Ryan spoke at it, Mittens taped a speech for the thing, it's not exactly like operating in a vacuum either
 
2012-09-15 11:50:52 PM
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is pleased that imperialistic infidels aren't completely immoral.
 
2012-09-15 11:56:21 PM

ToxicMunkee: Can't these grown men take responsibility? Why are they being treated like mentally deficient children?


I'm not sure "personal responsibility" meshes very well with more devout versions of either Christianity or Islam. So much of their world views seem to revolve around "God blessed me and I did well." or "It's all Gods plan; if He wanted me to succeed, i would have succeeded." so the idea that their own reaction to outside stimuli being out of their control is, sadly, just a very short step from their normal situation.
 
2012-09-16 12:02:44 AM
If they want women to cover up they should at least put some clothes on the statue of the guy nailed to that cross. He's in a loincloth, for crying out loud.

/losing clothing leads to nailing
 
2012-09-16 12:06:15 AM

CreamFilling: ToxicMunkee: Can't these grown men take responsibility? Why are they being treated like mentally deficient children?

Yes, but is it really too much to ask that for two hours a week you don't dress like a skank?


I'll wear these hooker boots if I want to!
 
2012-09-16 12:12:05 AM

Techhell: I'm not sure "personal responsibility" meshes very well with more devout versions of either Christianity or Islam. So much of their world views seem to revolve around "God blessed me and I did well." or "It's all Gods plan; if He wanted me to succeed, i would have succeeded."


I'm not sure "devout" is the most exact word, in the case of Prosperity Gospel Christianity. There's more than a few bits of the Bible that argue against worldly success and heavenly blessing going hand-in-hand.
 
2012-09-16 12:15:30 AM

miss diminutive: If they want women to cover up they should at least put some clothes on the statue of the guy nailed to that cross. He's in a loincloth, for crying out loud.

/losing clothing leads to nailing


ROFL :)
 
2012-09-16 12:19:20 AM

abb3w: Techhell: I'm not sure "personal responsibility" meshes very well with more devout versions of either Christianity or Islam. So much of their world views seem to revolve around "God blessed me and I did well." or "It's all Gods plan; if He wanted me to succeed, i would have succeeded."

I'm not sure "devout" is the most exact word, in the case of Prosperity Gospel Christianity. There's more than a few bits of the Bible that argue against worldly success and heavenly blessing going hand-in-hand.


Devout may be to general of a term, but it does seem like the more a person believes in God, the less personal responsibility they seem to want to take. God wanted that athlete to win. God has a plan and it's impossible to know, that's why the business failed, etc. If there's a better term for it than "devout", I'm all eyes.
 
2012-09-16 12:20:07 AM
Isn't... I don't know, isn't being lustful a good thing, from a Christian perspective? Doesn't it help people be fruitful and multiply? I dunno. Seems like they're all farked up, anyway. fark their bronze age myths.
 
2012-09-16 12:21:23 AM
At this point I have to wonder if they're just trying to lose.
 
2012-09-16 12:26:15 AM

CreamFilling: ToxicMunkee: Can't these grown men take responsibility? Why are they being treated like mentally deficient children?

Yes, but is it really too much to ask that for two hours a week you don't dress like a skank?


I dunno about you, but to me, for the majority of Christian women, Sunday mornings are the sexiest they'll dress all week.

/And it ain't because their usual clothes don't reveal anything...
 
2012-09-16 12:32:44 AM
From the "Modesty: It's nothing to be ashamed of" pamphlet:"Since men are particularly visual, immodesty in church can trigger lustful thoughts."

mullahs in Iran say the exact same thing
 
2012-09-16 12:33:51 AM
fta - From the "Modesty: It's nothing to be ashamed of" pamphlet:"Since men are particularly visual, immodesty in church can trigger lustful thoughts."

So can being awake, and eating, and breathing, a strong breeze, a favorite song, etc. I think of it a proof that God wants guys to be happy.
 
2012-09-16 12:39:33 AM
Religion in the United States is like dealing with an on-edge retarded person. You have to listen to whatever their mind comes up with, but you discount it because you know their condition. And when they get out of line, you have to talk down to them because you know they simply don't inhabit a sphere that normal, rational people do. Seriously, it's gotten to the point where you have to basically stop taking these people seriously as adults and just treat them like they have a closed-head injury that basically makes them unable to comprehend the real world.

Only difference? Mentally disabled people know joy, more or less. Religious folk are just bitter, nasty, cruel, and dishonest.
 
2012-09-16 12:41:12 AM
it's almost as if anyone can create a website and print all sorts of things.
 
2012-09-16 12:43:35 AM
Conservatives and their churches are the most sex-obsessed sons of biatches on the planet. Perhaps if they stopped worrying about everyone else's sex lives and did something about having a healthy one of their own they would stop lusting after every and anything and start feeding the poor, healing the sick, etc. etc.
 
2012-09-16 12:47:59 AM
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Immodesty: it causes you to witness maulings
 
2012-09-16 12:52:16 AM
Why, did they have their heads uncovered?

/1 Corinthians 11:5-6
 
2012-09-16 12:52:36 AM
No one ever suggests that men wear blindfolds. Wouldn't that be the personally responsible thing for someone who cannot control his lustful gaze?
 
2012-09-16 12:54:56 AM

Ed Finnerty: But don't you dare say Rapeublicans are waging a war on women.


I would go out on a limb and say that this one isn't on the GOP.

FTA:

Values Voter Summit

Family Research Council

Modesty Matters


Yeah. Admittedly they're people that typically vote GOP, but this isn't a party position any more than the Black Panthers mostly voting democrat makes the Dems a racial supremacy organization.
 
2012-09-16 12:54:59 AM
Next thing you know there will be a wild gangbang in the church. Perhaps it will be filmed and put on the internet.
 
2012-09-16 12:55:46 AM

DeaH: No one ever suggests that men wear blindfolds. Wouldn't that be the personally responsible thing for someone who cannot control his lustful gaze?


Better yet, male chastity belts?

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2012-09-16 12:56:22 AM

MorrisBird: You poor, poor men. Constantly on guard to prevent your God-given lust from overtaking you. Won't somebody think of the poor, lustful men?


So no BIE then?
 
2012-09-16 12:59:47 AM

Guntram Shatterhand: Religious folk are just bitter, nasty, cruel, and dishonest.


That might be a bit of a generalization. I don't like much about organized religions either, but there are a number of deeply religious people that are very happy, content, nice, and honest.

/It's not dishonest to profess something that is incorrect or untrue, if you believe it to be true.
 
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