This has been an ongoing issue with christians ever since Jesus yelled at Judas for tucking in his “I’m with Stupid” tunic.
Dyker Neyland says she fought for her daughter’s right to attend Irving’s Thomas Haley Elementary School wearing an untucked shirt because of her religious beliefs as a Christian.
Dyker Neyland (right) recently was granted permission by the Irving School board to allow her daughter to wear her shirt untucked to school, based on a scripture verse.
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The Irving school board agreed with her this week and overturned decisions by the principal and district administrators, who had told Neyland that her daughter, JavÃ©, must attend school with her shirt tucked in.
Neyland says JavÃ©, a 7-year-old second-grader, has the right to wear her shirttail out because of a Bible verse, 1 Timothy 2:9, which dictates that “women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing.”
“I don’t want her behind showing,” Neyland said. “I don’t want her body being exposed.”
(via Unreasonable Faith who astutely points out that the bible verse they cite is anti-braids while both mother and daughter’s hair are braided. Sucks that they’re both going to burn in a lake of fire for such ostentatious displays of hair tying.)