This is a fictitious letter to the editor. This is a work of fiction.
To whom it may concern.
I am a Baptist pastor who is writing about an issue that is not discussed but should be. I am against ladies within independent fundamental Baptist churches going barefoot, wearing shoes or any shoes that reveal part of a foot.
Conservitive fundimental baptist have greatly opposed reveling clothing. They have vociferously advocated modesty. They have insisted that ladies avoid even the apearence of immodesty. Skirts or dreses should be below the knee. Blouses or dreses should totatotally cover her cleavage. Yet concersitive Christians do permit or turn a blind eye to one form of nudity or partial nudity. That is feet.
Many ladies within independent baptist churches wear sandles or flip fliops. They wear shoes that show barefoot. While many ladies within i.f.b wear panty hose , some do not. Manny ladies remove there shoes at church and go around barefoot. Others go around barefoot at there home.
It seems that there is one form of nudity or partial nudity that baptist do not have an objection to. That of revealing the bare foot or part of it. Skin is skin. Nudity is nudity. Rather in panty horse or not, this is stil nudity. This is still unacceptable. This kind of behavor should not be tolerated within the church.
Now an objection to my point might be that did not the early church both male and female wear sandles? Well yes. That was a diffetent time. It was a different culture. At that time, orher then members of the roman militaey, almost everyone wore sandles. Shoes like we wore did not exist. Sox had not been invented.
Sandles, for the most part was all there were. If Paul and peater and other early church leaders lived today, i do not think that they would have approved or endorse wearing sandles in our day. I dont think that they would permit sisters in the church to wear sandles or go barefoot in any form.
How do i know this. Paul frequently mentions sexual morality. First and second Corinthians and first thessilonians spend a lot of time discussing morality. In our day and age going barefoot is an act of sexual perversion.
We live in A different time. To my knowledge foot fetism did not exist in The ancient world or in the world of the roman empire. Foot fetism does exist in our world and in 21st century America. Many men are turned on by seing bare feet. It just does. We should not be feeding into this.
If women did not bear there feet, this fetish would not be fed. Women should keep this is in mind. They should not be a stumbling bloc to young men.
It is incumbent on pastors, deacons or elders to guard the purity of our young men and women. At my church, we have banned all open toed shoes . we forbid heel and high heels. We request that all dreses or skirts fall to the shoes. Dreses or skirts should not ride up when sitting.
At our church we incist that ladies wear boots or shoes that cover the caff. No part of a foot should be revealed. Non compliance with this directive could be grounds for church diaipline up and including expulsion from the redemed assambly and being treated as a heathen. We incist all female members sign a satement pledging to adhere to this directive.
I believe that other independent fundamental Baptist churches should do the same. Barefoot is imoral.
Pastor dalton emmet greer
Imanual Baptist church
This is a spoof article. It is designed to be a satire. It is not to be taken literaly.
No reserch was done. This is a work of fiction and fantasy.