Virginia pastor: Women are sinners if clothes ‘outline’ body ‘to make it noticed’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 20:59 EDT
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HeartCry Missionary Society founder Paul Washer (YouTube)
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A Southern Baptist pastor in Virginia has warned women in his congregation that they are sinning if their clothes allow others to see the “outline” of their bodies.

The Christian Post pointed out on Tuesday that HeartCry Missionary Society founder Paul Washer had posted the sermon to YouTube last week, where he says that God wants women to “adorn themselves with proper clothing.”

“That tells me that there is clothing that’s improper for a Christian woman,” the pastor explains. “That’s just logic.”

“My wife has a really good thing that she says: ‘If your clothing is a frame for your face, from which the glory of God is to shine, it’s proper, if it draws attention to your face. If your clothing draws attention to your body, to outline it, to make it noticed, then it’s sensual.’ What you’re doing is wrong.”

Washer adds that “godly” men would have to turn their heads when women with the wrong type of clothing walk into the room.

“Because it’s not beauty, it’s sensuality,” he says. “When you see it, you know it. There is a difference between beauty and sensuality and God is not against beauty. He is against sensuality.”

Watch this video from Paul Washer, uploaded Jan. 22, 2014.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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