This article appears at the website used by three Alabama newspapers — the Huntsville Times, the Birmingham News, and Mobile’s Press-Register — but we don’t know which newspaper it’s in. This is the headline:One Alabama city is now considering banning mini-skirts and short shorts.
This isn’t about creationism, but we’re confident that the city in question is run by creationists. The news article already has 850 comments, so we think this should be a lively topic topic for an otherwise slow weekend. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
After first proposing an ordinance banning saggy pants, the Dadeville City Council is now considering banning short shorts and mini-skirts.
Here’s what a member of the city council said about the proposed ordinance:
Dadeville City Councilwoman Stephanie Kelley said it shouldn’t just be men who are singled out on their attire. “My concern is it should be for everybody,” Kelley said … . “I think for the girls, with these shorts up so high looking like under garments and dresses so short, I don’t want us to be showing favoritism.”
That sounds fair and balanced. Here’s one more excerpt:
According to the Alex City Outlook, other city council members showed support for the ordinance.
We found that other newspaper article: Dadeville may add some women’s attire to saggy pants ban. They talk about the sagging pants ordinance:
The sagging pants issue was first brought forward by fellow council member Frank Goodman at the Aug 25 meeting. Goodman further explained his reasons for the ordinance to ban ‘slacking’:
“It is about respect,” Goodman said. “Who is going to respect you if you don’t respect yourself. The reason I brought this up is I think people deserve respect when they are in public. I think slacking is disrespectful. I think it gives our younger generation the wrong impression of what is cool.”
The city of Dadeville is fortunate to have such thoughtful leaders. The article continues with another quote from councilman Goodman:
“I prayed about this. I know that God would not go around with pants down.”
No indeed! We don’t need to wonder about the quality of the Dadeville school — we assume they have only one. We’d be shocked — shocked! — if they weren’t teaching creationism.
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