Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Polygamist Fashion Line

As reported by the Salt Lake Tribune, the polygamist sect recently in the news has launched their own fashion line of children's clothing:

Launched initially to provide Texas authorities with clothing for FLDS
children in custody, the online store now is aimed at helping their mothers earn
a living. The venture, which has already drawn queries from
throughout the U.S., is banking on interest in modest clothes, curiosity and
charity to be a success.

While there's nothing wrong with these women trying to make a living in an industrious manner, once again I feel compelled to shine the light of truth on those who use scripture for their own ends. On the "About Us" page of the site:
And again, thou shalt not be proud in thy heart; let all thy garments be
plain, and their beauty of the work of thine own hands
One may suppose that this quote is somehow meant to lend biblical virtue to the industriousness of the women in this sect, and would almost ring true . . . if they were not using it as a marketing ploy in order to sell their wares to others who would end up wearing clothes not made by those same customers "own hands."

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