QUESTION: I am sure you have heard about the talk by Anthony Morris about tight pants being from the homosexuals. Just curious, What are your thoughts? I included a link to a YouTube video for you.
ANSWER: Having watched the video, I have to say I agree with Brother Morris. I don’t think there is any question that gays dominate the fashion world, as well as the entertainment media. And we in the Western world who are subjected to this steadily degrading culture cannot help but be influenced by it to some degree. That is why there are principles in the Bible, such as found in the 12th chapter of Romans, where Paul said: “And quit being fashioned after this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
(The revised NWT no longer uses the word “fashioned,” but says “stop being molded.”) Paul is not necessarily talking about literal clothing fashions, but rather our state of mind. We ought to strive to be spiritual, as opposed to fleshly. However, obviously, a person’s dress can be a reflection of their values.
There is no question that the world is sinking deeper and deeper into godlessness and debauchery. More and more modern society is coming to resemble the people of the iniquitous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Paul wrote of those whom God gives up on, condemning them to a disapproved mental state to do the things not fitting. Persons who are beyond all moral sense will ridicule those who do not accept their perversity. That is just the way it is. But isn’t that to be expected?