A big, burly guy was recently spotted browsing Sears’ women’s lingerie department at Park Place Mall. The guy, however, wasn’t browsing bras for his girlfriend. He was seeking something for himself.
My secret Park Place spy said the dude had a “manly face, Adam’s apple the size of an apple and a really bad wig.”
So what. It’s still beautiful. The beauty, of course, is that Americans can dress how the heck they want anywhere they want.
Crossdressing at church is another story. I recently researched the subject for one of my freelance assignments and found some actually consider it a sin.
Those against it use an Old Testament verse, Deuteronomy 22:5, to condemn the practice:
“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 abomination unto the Lord thy God.”
As noted on the site RachelMiller.info. “These people use a literal interpretation of that single verse to automatically brand all male (but not female) cross-dressers as sinners in desperate need of repentance.
“Women routinely wear ‘male’ clothing to church and no one calls them an abomination. Curiously, the Biblical prohibition is first levied towards women and then secondarily towards men. Rather an odd sequence unless the true meaning of the verse has more application to women than to men. It should also be noted that Jesus and His disciples wore what amounts to floor length dresses.”
“(Some) verses vilify seafood, allow slavery and command against a good haircut,” says site author Vanessa, who has been crossdressing for 25 years, about Lev 1:9, Lev 15:19-24, Lev 25:44, Lev 11:10 and Lev 19:27.
My research also taught me the first key to crossdressing at church is to find a congregation where it’s accepted. You don’t need mass to come to a halt so everyone can stop and stare.
The second is to be sensible. Just as women should not show up to church in hot pants and plunging necklines, neither should a guy. Especially if the latter exposes a hairy chest – or lingerie from Sears.
What do you think?
Have you ever seen a crossdresser at church? Was it a sensible outfit?
Have you ever crossdressed in church?
Do you have any crossdressing tips for the masses, pun intended?