Thursday, April 23, 2009

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Mother uses Bible verse on modesty to fight Irving ISD dress code requiring tucked-in shirts |
News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News
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: "Dyker Neyland says she fought for her daughter's right to attend Irving's Thomas Haley Elementary School wearing an untucked shirt because of her religious beliefs as a Christian.

The Irving school board agreed with her this week and overturned decisions by the principal and district administrators, who had told Neyland that her daughter, Jave, must attend school with her shirt tucked in.

Neyland says Jave, a 7-year-old second-grader, has the right to wear her shirttail out because of a Bible verse, 1 Timothy 2:9, which dictates that 'women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing.'

'I don't want her behind showing,' Neyland said. 'I don't want her body being exposed.'"


Karin M said...

What! The Bible says no braiding your hair? I'd missed that. There was a Christian girl at my high school who had hair down to her hips. She kept it off her face but otherwise loose. She said she couldn't cut it because "a woman's crowning glory is her hair."

Dyker and Jave: I've got to write these down.

Todd Mason said...

Hair obsession does seem to rule the world, particularly the ancient and traditionalist world.

And while the mother's rationale strikes me as nuts, so is the school's desperate need to regulate the clothing of the students...and no surprise there...