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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Ladies Cover Your Bums Says Baptist Pastor Gabe Hughes

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Now, having said all of that [about why yoga is okay], women need to stop wearing yoga pants in public, or she must wear some kind of warm-up pants over them. Just as a Christian needs to consider that practicing yoga might cause someone else to stumble [you won’t stumble, pastor if your eyes aren’t on women’s asses], a Christlike woman needs to keep in mind that exercise pants are very form-fitting, and a man’s mind works differently than a woman’s does [really, pastor? the “men are visual, women aren’t”  bogus argument?]. Some of those yoga poses can also be… let’s just say awkward [don’t look]. A woman is instructed to adorn herself in “respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control” (1 Timothy 2:9). There are no ifs, ands, or buts about this, sisters: be considerate and cover your bum [ Baptist for ass].

— Gabe Hughes, First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, Kansas, Is Yoga a Sin?, November 28, 2018


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    Why is it that 99.9% of the non fundamentalist Christian men are able to control their urges but fundamentalist Christian men are assumed to be uncontrollable assaulters? How about you start teaching your boys and men to grow up and control their urges instead of labeling all women and girls of a certain age as hussy gatekeepers? I grew up with that shit, and it has taken a long time to reprogram.

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    Pastor patriarchy, is it okay for guys to run around shirtless on the beach or perform in the olympics in basically underwear in certain sports(diving, swimming, water polo) or wear form fitting clothing in others (gymnastics, wrestling). If this is all okay, then shut up about yoga pants and zip up yours

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    “There are no ifs, ands, or buts about this, sisters”

    Do I understand correctly that what he means by this is…?
    – you have no right to disagree with me
    – turn off you critical thinking right now
    – do not use reason, let the manipulative guilt feeling I am triggering within you control you
    – I don’t care what you think, this is not an offer, this an order
    – I treat you as an inferior child, not as an equal

    This is how I remember it as a congregant. I’m interested if any former pastors here were aware of what it actually did within people when they used formulations such as the one above. What do you think, Bruce?

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