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Clerical garb= automatic respect and attention?


This post from Talk To Action got my attention:

For whatever reason, in the USA, the "clergy shirt" (usually black with a little square of white) [This is properly called a "Roman Collar". -ed] seems to "command respect".


Just let a person wearing such a shirt walk into a room and watch how many people will suddenly change their behavourm usually for the better.

People will at least politely listen to folks wearing those odd shirts!

So we decided that when we would visit legislators and key politicians regarding GBLT issues, we clergy folks would wear "clergy shirts" even if those shirts weren't a part of our "Tradition".

Imagine the surprise of a politian when he was told that a group of clergy wanted to speak to him about a "gay rights" issuem - a group that looked like clergy, and talked like clergy - that was in favor of the issue!!

Very interesting. I have noted the same reaction to people wearing such shirts. Particularly when the wearers were white males. The reaction is not as positive if a female wears this garment, however.

Still, the OP's idea has some merit. There is no regulation as far as wearing this garment is concerned. It isn't like the kind of trouble you'd get into wearing genuine contemporary military uniforms without being enlisted (you can get nailed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice).

It would be very interesting to see how the use of clerical garb and the dispersal of positive Christian messages (or anti/counter- Dominionist messages) would pan out. People would listen- at least for a few minutes.

Sadly, many of the mouthpieces of the theocratic movement do not wear such garb. Still, it could be a worthwhile tool to utilize when needed. Here's a place where you can get such clothing. If you try this tactic, we'd appreciate hearing your story.

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Is it Way-co or Wak-oh?

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]cheap_laugh)

Inquiring minds want to know

Oh, those wacky citizens of Waco..... got upset when the Science guy said the Moon reflects the Sun.....

Current Mood: amused
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Texas Mom Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]evil_genius)

Texas Mom Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
By JULIA GLICK, Associated Press Writer

McKINNEY, Texas - A mother charged with murder for cutting off her baby daughter's arms in what her lawyers portrayed as a religious frenzy was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday by a judge.

Dena Schlosser, 38, will be sent to a state mental hospital and held until she is no longer deemed a threat to herself or others.

"My own expectation is that she will remain at the hospital for many, many years," defense attorney David Haynes said.

Police arrested Schlosser in 2004 after she told a 911 operator she had severed her baby's arms. Officers found the 10-month-old baby, Margaret, near death in her crib and Schlosser covered in blood, holding a knife and listening to a hymn.

In issuing the verdict, Judge Chris Oldner said Schlosser had met the legal standard for insanity, but did not elaborate. Both the defense and the prosecution had agreed to let the judge decide the case after Schlosser's previous trial ended in a deadlocked jury in February.
Insanity all right.  )

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