Friday, April 9, 2010

Don't wear basketball shorts!

(actual photo of game at this Christian School)
This is a story on a school that requires it's boys basketball teams to wear long pants in the name of modesty. I found it very interesting that when the reporter asked if there was a verse in Scripture that addresses wearing long pants, this was the principals response:

There is, but I'd have to look it up -- I don't have it handy, but it's definitely in Scripture. And I don't know if you know this, but our girls' basketball team dresses in skirts. [And the school's cheerleading squad wears long skirts.]

Seems like if you were the principal you would be prepared to answer a question like that. But, I am guessing that the real problem is that this prohibition is found in the Bible right next to the laws of riding a unicorn and how to evangelize a leprechaun.

You have to read this post, I just don't get it.

We all know basketball pants have gotten longer and longer in recent years. But you probably have never seen them as long as this.

The team in the long pants is Gate City Christian, a tiny Pentecostal high school in southwestern Virginia. No, the players didn't forget their game shorts, and they aren't wearing their warm-up pants -- the Warriors, as the team is called, always wear long pants, due to the school's religious tenets.

The boy's basketball team has to wear pants and the girl's team has to wear skirts!
Where is this in the Bible? It is ok if it is the school's conviction but where is it in the Bible?

(HT:Contend Earnestly)


Daniel said...

jamie, this is daniel walker and i was just wondering how you got a picture of david and luther stocks playing high school basketball. i bet it's worth a lot of money!

Jamie Steele said...

I know! In this game Luther was 1 for 1! He would have shot more but he was on Jon "Pistol Pete" Presnell's team!!!!!