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Alabama Saggy Pants Ban: 'God Would Not Go Around With Pants Down'

"It is not in His orders to do that to gain eternal life.”
Two young men wearing saggy pants in New Jersey. A community in Alabama wants to ban the look because, in the words of one la
Two young men wearing saggy pants in New Jersey. A community in Alabama wants to ban the look because, in the words of one lawmaker, "God would not go around with pants down.”

A community in Alabama is on the verge of banning saggy pants -- and one lawmaker said it's because God doesn't like the look. 

"I prayed about this," Dadeville City Council member Frank Goodman said at last week's council meeting, according to the Alexander City Outlook. "I know that God would not go around with pants down.”

Goodman told The Daily Beast that seeing saggy pants was "something I couldn't take no more." 

So he asked God for some guidance on the issue. 

“He would show me this saggy pant -- it’s one of the things He did not do," he told the website. "It is not in His orders to do that to gain eternal life.”  

Goodman also said it's a matter of respect.

“I think slacking is disrespectful," he said, according to the Outlook. "I think it gives our younger generation the wrong impression of what is cool.” 

The proposed pants ban hit a snag when it was pointed out that it could be unfairly applied to men and not to women. As a result, the proposal is being rewritten to include short skirts. 

“My concern is it should be for everybody,” council member Stephanie Kelley said at the meeting, according to the Outlook. “I think for the girls, with these shorts up so high looking like under garments and dresses so short, I don’t want us to be showing favoritism.”

The town's lawyer is expected to present the wording of the ban at an upcoming meeting. The ban would then go to a vote.

Several other communities have banned saggy pants over the years, including Opa-Locka, Florida, and Wildwood, New Jersey

 

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