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A Pastor and College President Just Called Women ‘Filthy Dishrags’

A California pastor and President of a Baptist college just called women who have sex before marriage ‘filthy dishrags.’

Paul Chappell, founder and president of West Coast Baptist College and pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church posted his sermon – which he said was about modesty and purity – online recently.

“One wonders, whatever happened to purity?” he said, before he blamed women for their sexual choices. “Whatever happened to that? Whatever happened to the days when girls said, I’m not going to be touched by every guy? I’m not going to walk down the aisle like a filthy dishrag on my wedding day. Whatever happened to that day?”

He then said that it is because of all those loose women around, that he has a rule in his church. If you want to sing, your skirt must come to your knee.

“I don’t want to sound weird tonight,” he said, way too late for that. “(But) there’s a reason when ladies come up here to sing that the rule, if you want to use it, the standard – I don’t care what you call it, call it legalism, call it control – I don’t care what you call it, there is a standard in this church that the dresses are going to come down to the knee when a lady stands up here,” Chappell said.

He then said that he has counseled men about how women need to cover up appropriately so they can go to “wonderful grace and Jesus,” because apparently sins and above the knee skirts go hand-in-hand.

The pastor also told his folk how he is disturbed when ‘Jezebels’ show up at weddings and funerals in skimpy clothes and outshine the bride and the deceased.

Most of all, he wants women to know if they expect to come to God’s house, they better be covered up to his, controlling standard.

“You come to the house of God, it ought not to be a flesh show!” Chappell shouted, “It ought to be a place where Jesus is lifted high [but not your hemlines] and his holiness is remembered.”

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H/t: Raw Story

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