Marsha West is the Founder and Editor of the E-Mail Brigade News Report, an online news report for conservative people of faith. Marsha is a freelance writer specializing in Christian worldview. She is currently writing a series of children's books for homeschoolers.
We here @ Just Another Blog (From L. A.)™ are more worried that he's bending over to "retrieve" things. Bend at the knees, thirty-something dude. The old biddy next door is getting a free show, & you're going to hurt your back.
[M]y neighbor's thirty something gardener who wears his jeans as low as they go and a t-shirt that doesn't come close to covering his fuzzy beer belly. As luck would have it I glanced out the window just as he bent over to retrieve an armful of yard debris — and proudly displayed what we all know as "plumber's crack."
Now, call me old fashioned, but I believe it's disrespectful for a male to display his Fruit of the Looms, much less things that should be hidden from public view. (Note: Underwear is meant to wear underneath clothing, or it would be called outerwear. Duh.)
As for the "ladies," winter, spring, summer or fall, they show up wearing tank tops with portions of their bras — and bellies — proudly displayed.Get out those Mormon Temple Garmies. Or we can keep a few burqas in the coatroom. Maybe Marsha can volunteer to decide who needs to cover up.
Do females not know that males are visually stimulated? And if they know it, do they purposely choose clothes that will stimulate the opposite sex?
I mean, let's be honest here. Many young women who go to church have no sense of decorum! No shame! Church leaders are fully aware that this is a huge problem. So why, pray tell, do they turn a blind eye to it?
Yes, Ashley, God has a dress code. Christians are to be holy, not hot!
"Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity...because these are improper for God's holy people" (Ephesians 5:3).
Why are so many Christian parents complicit in the sleazy fads kids are into? Moms and dads allow their tweens and teenaged girls to dress like tramps and their sons to dress like sleazy rap artists. Some justify giving in because "all the kids are doing it." If you're one of those parents who give in, consider this. Liberals crow that "most kids are having sex" — including a lot of tweens. Well then, since "all the kids are doing it" parents should refrain from putting their foot down when their 12-year-olds decides [sic] to have "friends with benefits."
Clothing manufactures are partly to blame. The morally challenged folks in the fashion industry push the envelope — and push adolescents into wearing push up bras. (More on this later.) Sex sells.
For Cline [sic] to justify using adolescents to sell sex, claiming it's all about "glamour" is preposterous, and nauseating.
Calvin Klein has nothing on Abercrombie & Filth...oops, Fitch. Remember in 2002, when A&F sold a line of thong underwear for girls ages 7 to 14 with sexual phrases such as "eye candy" and "wink wink" printed on them?
Many moms and dads were so outraged by what A&F was marketing to our youth that they put up a big stink about it. The campaign to get the thongs out of stores worked. Soon thereafter A&F withdrew kiddie thongs from the market, wink wink.
Not to be outdone, Limited Two is selling padded underwire push-up bras to pre-pubescent kiddies. (Pictured here http://www.slate.com/id/2172772/) But the push-up bra isn't all Limited Two pushes, they also offer a line of underpanties with bling! Pretty pink panties are adorned with rhinestone hearts and catchy sayings like "Buy it now! Tell Dad later!" (Pictured here http://www.slate.com/id/2172780/)
So why is Limited Two trying to sexualize children? Oh, I know. There's big bucks in selling sex.
Postmodernism sells too. Take for example Target's popular clothing line Xhiliration. The company uses the following slogan to sell their brand to tweens and teens:
"There are no rules. Whether you choose to dress crazy or dress to thrill-make a statement, make a scene, wear what you want and it won't be wrong."
It matters not that the look children imitate is bound to attract men! And by the way, a number of the rich and famous our kids try to emulate are notorious substance abusers. We've all heard stories of celebrities getting caught driving while under the influence, soon thereafter checking into drug/alcohol rehab — even numerous times! And let's face it. A lot of them have substandard morals, foul mouths, even occult involvement. (Speaking of the occult. Little girls can also go to Bratz.com and check out their "Hot horoscope." Christian parents should not allow their kids to be enticed into mysticism!)
Herein lies what's behind it all. In our post-modern relativistic culture there's no right and wrong. Liberal elites, especially in Hollywood, are hell-bent on breaking all the rules and giving license to lasciviousness. Liberals dominate the print media, network news, academia, the judiciary, the fashion industry and Hollywood, which encompasses music, movies and TV. Most liberals are incapable of having an open honest debate on the moral issues. Instead what they marginalize conservatives who believe biblical morality is important for a healthy society. The far left simply cannot grasp why religious folk make such a big fuss about sexualizing kids.
Liberals chide conservatives to, "Stay out of my bedroom!" Fine! Conservatives will stay out of people's bedrooms — as long as they aren't viewing child pornography...or having sex with a minor...or, worse yet, their own kids!
Jesus loved the little children, and so should we. Exposing them to provocative material can be harmful to them. Youngsters are not equipped to process information about sex, especially homosexual sex!
Everyone, including liberals, who's concerned about the future of America's youth should go out and buy Laura's new book "Power to the People." You can say what you want about Laura Ingraham, but at least she's taking an active role in putting a stop to the ongoing madness. You can too!
Laura urges her readers to "Join this 'call to arms' so we can restore power to the people who have seen their influence over politics and the culture diluted and dismissed for too long."
Way to go, Laura!