A new day emerged Wednesday at Focus on the Family, and it appears that day is somewhere in the 1960s. Going from business attire to more casual workwear is fairly routine these days, but the Denver Post reports that the biggest change specifically affects Focus’ women workers.
Beginning today, men who work at Focus no longer have to wear mandatory business attire, including a tie, and female employees don’t have to stick with just dresses or skirts and hosiery. Men can now come to work donning an open-collar shirt — but no spandex — and women can be decked out in dress pants and pantsuits.
On its face, this is not major news. It is instructive, however, when considering the source of the hateful and divisive “information” that comes from Focus on the Family and its various media outlets. In sharing this at the very least interesting and unique (in 2009 America) story, the intent is not to criticize, but to get people thinking: Female employees were forced to wear dresses, skirts, and panty hose at Focus as recently Tuesday. Two days ago. Boggles the mind — and it may explain quite a lot about the mindset of at least some of our opponents.