new take on 1 Timothy 2:9
A woman has convinced the school board in Irving, Texas, that her daughter can’t wear her shirttails tucked in, for religious reasons. Dyker Neyland’s daughter Javé, 7, had been ordered to tuck in her shirt by her school principal, but Neyland argued that she was “being persecuted for being a Christian,” explaining that the Bible—specifically 1 Timothy 2:9—requires women to “adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation.” Said Neyland: “I don’t want her behind showing.”
Bureau of Prisons lets prisoners travel alone to save money
As a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has been allowing prisoners to transfer themselves, unescorted, from one prison to another. Officials confirmed that some prisoners at minimum security facilities are given bus tickets and told to make the trip to the next prison on their own, and that some prisoners have seized the opportunity to escape. On the other hand, said spokeswoman Traci Billingsley, “the savings is substantial.”
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