A cursory look on GirlDefined Facebook feed shows that most of the blogs and memes etc. are about clothing. This is of course what one may expect from two former models, as modeling is about showcasing clothes. But since the two sisters left the modeling world and decided to focus on the Christian world instead, I wondered why they still continue to place such an enormous emphasis on clothes. Even with all my knowledge about the modesty culture, it stumped me at first. Thankfully GirlDefined came to my rescue! They pointed me to an article written by Bethany Baird, titled, "The Naked Truth Why We Wear Clothes" (Read the whole article here). A mouthful, for sure, but nothing could have prepared me to the actual content. Hold on to your gag reflexes, for here we go.
As if the above wasn't bad enough, it gets better, or worse, however you want to look at it:
But here's the real question: what kind of clothing is a picture of the Gospel? The claim is based on the fact that God took an animal and made clothing out of animal skin for the humans. So essentially, only clothing that is made out of animal skin is a picture of the Gospel. Cotton is heresy, since no blood was shed! You can't even wear wool, since the sheep wasn't killed in the process of shearing. Can you see where this is going?
The reason Ken Ham and GirlDefined have to resort to such absurdities is the lack of biblical support for the modesty culture. The Bible tells us to be clothed with humility, it doesn't say our clothes are evidence of said humility. Clothes are clothes, nothing more, nothing less. They aren't a statement of anything other than how hot or cold the air around us is; the colder, the more clothes we'll wear, the hotter the more clothes we'll take off. Modesty begins in the heart, and clothes have as much do with it as kneeling has with prayer. Sometimes they come together, sometimes they don't. And what's up with this "Modest is Hottest" business anyways? Isn't it saying modest clothing will bring you maximum attention? I'll leave you to ponder that one on your own.