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Featured Women wears open toed shoe, shunned from IFB Church

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by T Alan, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. T Alan

    T Alan New Member

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    During a recent thread it was mentioned that women perhaps shouldn't wear
    or were forbidden from wearing open toed shoes on "the platform". I am curious as to what this is based on and do churches really forbid such.

    I've heard of some ultra conservative Churches not approving of skirts above the calf, no pant suits but never have I heard of the "toe troubles".

    Anyone brave (or stupid) enough to give me the answers. I tried to google and didn't get anything. Only fashion pages, olo
     
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    Maybe they're also kosher, and they don't want "little piggies" showing.
     
  3. T Alan

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    Thanks Alcott for representing for the "stupid" now how about a "brave" answer. haha. jk, jk
     
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    Churches are made up of people. People hold to all kinds of views some good some not so good. Why someone would justify such a thing is beyond me. In the end who really cares. It serves no purpose to know and anyone experiencing that kind of legalism should just go find a church that has its head on straight.
     
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    It is too sensuous for some men to deal with....you know the toe cleavage :)rolleyes:). Gotta stick to the Maryjane's....or a berka :D
     
  6. T Alan

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    It's just one of those things a man needs to know. My wife wears open toed shoes, whatif, I was invited to Preach at a church and she accompanied me and we made that faux pas and got scolded and I embarrassed some folk.

    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    Apparently it's verboten in some fundamentalist circles. For example:
    Enroth, Ronald: Churches That Abuse, page 193.
     
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    Do PB churches act that way?
     
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    I've been known to wear flip flops to church (not the cheap Old Navy ones but nice looking ones) and other sandals to church. I guess I'd be condemned to hell??
     
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    Heaven forbid you go for a beer after services:praying:
     
  11. T Alan

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    None that I've been associated with.

    We have a "blue" law. You'd have to go home to have a brew.
     
  12. T Alan

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    That excerpt read like a "Soap Opera" TV series. Fiction?
     
  13. T Alan

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    For the record. It has not been said in this post that any clothing is a damnable (sorry blackbird) thing. It is noted that we all believe that only unbelief in Jesus as the Christ and perfect atonement is the thing that will keep one from eternity with said.
     
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    Is that an invite to your home for a brew? You know if you invite one Yankee you have to invite us all.

    Back to the OP. It was 18 degrees and snowing this morning when I left the house. This little storm system is supposed to linger through the weekend which includes Sunday. You know what I'll see at church?

    Women with blouses buttoned to the neck, topped by a sweater of some sort and a scarf wrapped around their neck.

    The women wearing pants will be excommunicated after their flogging. :thumbs: Not really. To the unknowing eye it may be construed that the womenfolk are wearing form-fitting garments. What you see is really what happens when the womenfolk take to wearing the winter woolens.

    The women that wear dresses will wear ones long enough to reach the top of their boots - which brings me to open toed footwear. Really?

    Maybe late May or early June but that open toe option comes to a screeching halt by September. If I have a man in my church that gets all in a tither about open toed shoes during the three month window of feasibility that feller needs to take along walk off a short pier preferably into cold water.
     
  15. T Alan

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    Surely it's not "sensual" issue? The comment included "on the platform" I guess they are fine as long as they stay off "the platform".
     
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    No, it's an expose of the damaging cultish practices of hyper fundamentalism.
     
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    That has nothing to do with fundamentalism


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    The problem is too many confuse the two. Further, some of the too many aren't interested in being unconfused.
     
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    Jack Schaap used to rant against open-toed shoes. Turns out he should have worried about other things. I don't recall that he ever blamed naked toes for his downfall.
     
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    I grew up in a church with plenty of legalistic rules, but I've never heard of this one. What is the objection to open-toed shoes?
     
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