Yes, come as you are, but put on this modesty poncho while you are in the house of God. Do this out of respect for God, out of respect for the men who are trying to concentrate as they serve God, and out of respect for the wives who are trying to hold on to their man.
According to the Insider, Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan, “will be handing out ‘modesty ponchos’ to female students dressed ‘inappropriately’ at prom.”
Below is the letter in full written by the principal about the ponchos:
“Dear Parents of Divine Child High School,
Like a majority of private and public schools, we ask that students and parents follow the dress code when they are purchasing Prom attire, just as they would follow the dress code for daily classes and other school events. Our intention with displaying the poncho was never to make students feel uncomfortable, but to remind all students and parents of our formal Prom dress policy, which has not changed for several years. To be clear: The poncho will not be passed out at Prom. It was on display to proactively remind students of our dress code policies and eliminate any confusion prior to this special event. We recognize that it has done the opposite for some members of our community and draws away from our goal of having students adhere to the dress code policy.
We encourage our students to tailor their outfits or provide their own wraps or shawls that would meet our requirements. If necessary, we may also provide wraps and shawls, as we have done at school functions for many years. Thank you to all who have contacted us directly to discuss this important matter. We are focused on creating a wonderful experience for our students to enjoy this memorable evening.
Divine Child High School”
If a high school has enough sense to enforce modesty so should the church. For the Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:9-10, “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”