When did we be come a nation of woosies and when did common sense become not so common? This morning alone I have read several different articles about kids of varied ages being thrown out of prom or sent home from school due to "attire". The latest a young man in North Carolina being ejected from prom for wearing a kilt. His late grandfather's kilt, worn to show respect.
Wearing kilts is not a new event for him, the teen said he has worn kilts to formal events since childhood to celebrate his heritage. The prom he was refused entry to: A Christian alternative prom for home-schooled kids. As part of their statement they said "we want to keep things about Jesus". Last I checked Jesus was about acceptance. Prom organizers cited the dress code of young men being in dress pants or tux pants. No jeans, no baggy/saggy pants no shorts.
I have seen the pictures of the young man and his date as they are also online. I see nothing inappropriate about his kilt. It is of proper length, organizers tried to tell him it was to short, hitting slightly below his knees. He wore the proper accompaniments with the kilt and a dress shirt and bow tie. His date was in an sleeveless gown with black converse sneakers and had purple hair. Her dress was actually more revealing than his kilt.
What I can't understand is how his kilt detracts from Jesus? Didn't Jesus talk about acceptance and tolerance? I will say in general I have found "Christians" to be the most judgmental and intolerant of people. Which generally blows my mind how in one breath can you say "Jesus teaches that we should love everyone as we love ourselves, and teach the masses my love and kindness" and in the next say " you are going to hell, the bible says ____ is wrong!" In reality what they want is you to conform to their idea of how you should be. How you should act, and what you should believe. I learned that lesson early on, and its why I am a Buddhist.
Honestly what the world needs is more people who are doing their thing, being kind to each and making a difference for the better, if you want to do that rocking a kilt then rock a kilt. As long as you are not hurting people, kicking puppies and abusing kids I don't give a damn what you wear.
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