Is It Wrong For A Pastor To Comment On How A Female Should Dress For Church?
Many of today's churches have
altered,modified adapted a come-as-you-are policy that allows worshipers to attend services without having to worry about what they are wearing. But what about women who come to church wearing an item that, display a little too much....what if she's wearing a miniskirt and a halter top to a worship service? What about a backless dress? Plain and simple do some dress cross the line? Well a archbishop in Mexico says it most definitely does, and he doesn’t want to see any scantily-clad women in his parishes. Archbishop Rabago is catching heat for his comment on how women and men should dress for worship.
Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago, Archbishop of Leon, has issued a dress code for parishioners in his city after getting fed up with seeing women attending Mass wearing halter tops and low-cut blouses. He told reporters in July that he is tired of seeing women and men attend Mass dressed as if they are going to the beach.
Critics have called him misogynistic for commenting on how female parishioners choose to dress for church, but Rabago insists that there is nothing demeaning about his comments. He is only asking that all believers dress with the dignity required for a house of worship.
After all, he said, Christians should know better. So my question is a pastor out of line for comment on how parishioners dress?