Not sure if they showed up on your Nadar, but we’re embarking a period of unparalleled opportunity; both the dawn of a revolution and the dusk of twisted fantasies;
sprinked scattered across the nation as seasoned chowder; dashes of peppered-plants infiltrate our ranks like –daffodils– souring the congressional state until we’re stuck in a pickle. Excuse me…, AH – CHOO!!!
A simple word of instruction: If the shoe fits, wear it…
In our last blog dealing with the LGBTQ community, we confirmed philosophical ideas both redeeming and correcting the family – mostly through existentialism. We understood the importance of not conflating subjects and showed how social movements have influenced sexuality. Today we’ll deviate from the double “p” angles and begin to tap into the “f” channel; fashion.
Who Wore the Pants?
Don’t get too excited fascists! We’re not talking about pharmaceutical regulations. This is about clothes and how they have historically been correlated to gender identity. Surprisingly, the trend of what constituted dressing as a man or woman has evolved over time; with skirts being worn by men across the board since Ancient times and blouses being the common attire of nobles & peasants during America’s Colonial period.
30A man shall not take his father’s wife, nor discover his father’s skirt. Deut 22:30 KJV
It’s important to take note of these distinctions so that we escape the false dichotomy in the Scriptures before:
5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are an abomination unto the LORD thy God. Deut 22:5 KJV
Because believe it or not, this is how fascism works.
Ne me crois pas? Demandent les francais a la fin du siecle.THE PROTOTYPE
To the French, the ‘end of century’ carried a theme that supported emotionalism, irrationalism, subjectivism and vitalism. Each of these intellectual paradigms had an essence that correlates closely to the negative aspects of the Charismatic movement; a revolution that emerged in the mid 20th century. When we emphasize spirituality over truth, we are more prone to ostracizing intellectualists — supposing that prophecy and preaching are the only forms of teaching; that God’s Word is NOT pervasive or immanent demonizing the required worship of God; with all our mind and voiding ‘all’ carnal insight from being genuine gifts of wisdom and knowledge. If the Church is not careful, it will continue its Pharisaical crucifixion of its wise men; apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, and pastors whose words carry great dunamis to partner with God’s plan to
destroy save, redeem and restore the world. O how the times have put them in hiding, but no more!
Why the Long Hair?
Additionally speaking, long hair in certain cultures also have arbitrary gender identity attached to it. Although the Nazarites often grew long hair, we see in the New Testament a rhetorical question about honor being associated with hair length. (1 Cor 11:11-15)
In Eastern cultures like Japan and China, long hair symbolized youthfulness for men and women and were generally encouraged to do so. Furthermore in Africa, long-hair was common among gender.
SIDEBAR: Do you know how good you look when you’re wearing those pants girl? You ought here putting surges in the air like you a circuit board. Did I say you’re electrifying? Nah that would be too lame. I’m telling you I didn’t have any dairy today, but you out here looking yogurt fire!
Native Americans also took pride in long hair among men and women. As you can see, cultures around the world celebrated gender neutral fashions for centuries. What’s the point though? What does this have to do with the LGBTQ community?
- Clothes effect mental well-being. LGBTQ may have inner desires confirmed through what they
wherewear. Because of the spirit behind how culture has changed through fashion, this may have also affect the psychology of a person growing up. This can be reasonably deduced by the fact that researchers have confirmed what they call ‘enclothed cognition.’ It is a well-known fact that clothing gives off a first impression – and – may boost self-confidence. If this is true, why wouldn’t this play an affect on gender identity? What a greater effect it would have if we clothe ourselves with Christ!
- Neither conventional, orthodox, or universal standards in – and – of – themselves are the source of moral absolutes. Because standards change through the times and the Scriptures lack consistency by opposing each other, it is reasonable to assume that certain rules are qualified by its context. Nevertheless, Christ alone is the final arbiter of what is right and wrong and while we have the Holy Scriptures to guide us into godly living, we must remember that God is His own interpreter and will justify or condemn according to His will.
Just want to take the time here to give a shout out to two legends: Parris Bowens and Shock G
Q. The music industry steady losing gems these past couple of years. When will it all end? Take a deep breath…Can you feel God? Do you also feel me…I know it’s hard to remember sometimes.
POP QUIZ: Name five French fashion brands.
Were the French allies or enemies in the American Revolution? Haitian Revolution?
Would you tell people to avoid cursing or swearing? Why or why not?
If Pepe Le Pew is banned, what other cartoon characters should be banned for ‘shameful’ behavior?
They Crossed The Lines
So whenever someone either critiques someone’s gender by what they wear or feel threatened by the ‘gaiety’ of one’s dress, take a step back and be more objective; the person may either not know the promises attached to seeking Christ or be ignorant of History. We should not conflate the clothing of dress with the clothing of one’s character.
1 Who can escape my molding;
or refuse my decorations?
2 I give sight to the blind and hearing to the
I am the LORD, that is My name!
3 Woe to the lofty who rejected Me!
Though you sow in abundance, you will not reap my inheritance.
Although you are well-educated you have not tasted Divine knowledge.
And although you tread upon grapes, they shall not be crushed.
Come to me, and I will give you wine you know not of.
Your most prized oils shall be as surstromming. You will confide in others, but no one will trust you.
Put your trust in the LORD, and your storehouse shall be stringed with wealth.
6 Instead of jealousy, you shall be surrounded with camaraderie. You shall be lifted upon High, because you bear my image.
And those who approach you shall go downward; instead of the swan you shall be surrounded by snakes, spiders, and scorpions.
Your kingdom shall be thwarted for your prideful tongue.
In humility will I establish my Kingdom with you, and you shall rule over Israel.
8 You have sought my face continually, therefore I the LORD will do it!
Because you did not seek Me; I the LORD shall do it!
9But I waited for Christ, who has hid His face from me. Though I was deceived, I maintain my hope.
And you are impatient, saying “no one is coming to save you”. So you trusted in your strength, but it shall betray you.
In one year you shall lose everything. Where you were once a rich man, you shall now become a slave.
On the twelve day in the month of Julius I shall bring her.
She was enslaved as a peasant, but I will make her royalty.
11 No longer shall my people listen to false prophets; their priests or imitate their worshippers.
Because you trusted in soothsayers; tarot readers and seances, you shall be the talk of demons.
12 For as waves hit the shore, so shall my Truth rush forth.
For as a Tsunami wrecks shorelines, so shall you drown in your falsehoods.
13 All those who oppose shall be bowed by my majesty.
Although they fight Me, they shall not succeed.
14 For the LORD is a Father to all who seek Him. They are translated from a generation without hope to a family of Promise.
For the LORD is a dead beat to all who despise Him. They are a generation destined to be caught and destroyed forever.
15 From the East to the West, they shall enter my territory as aliens.
17 They will flee from terror and know the fear of the LORD.
18 These are the oracles of Christ given by James; servant and fellow-laborer of the gospel.
To the one who clothes us with his majesty; Blessed be the name of the LORD God forever! Amen.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
— Matthew 6:33 KJV