Wednesday, March 28, 2007

More Fundamentalist Hypocrisy

If you or a relative is ever unfortunate enough to attend Jerry Falwell's grossly misnamed Liberty University, he'll find there is a strictly enforced dress/appearance code for all students. The men's part of the student handbook reads, in part (bold emphasis is mine):

Philosophy of Dress Code

Liberty University trains students from all walks of life for many different professions and, most importantly, for serving as Champions for Christ. For this reason, the University has established a standard of dress for the University community, which is conducive to a Christ-like environment. Cleanliness, neatness, appropriateness, and modesty are important as guiding factors.

Standard of Dress for MEN

Hair and clothing styles related to a counterculture (as determined by the Deans' Review Committee) are not acceptable. Hair should be cut in such a way that it will not come over the ears, collar or eyebrows at any time...Ponytails for men are unacceptable. Facial hair should be neatly trimmed. Earrings and/or plugs are not permitted on or off campus, nor is body piercing.

Morons. Need I say more?

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