Looking HOT for Jesus

Piety and eyeshadow...
This is insane. Boltgirl finds this interesting tidbit in a recent NPR segment about the evangelical vote.
Buried in the middle of this, almost as a non-sequitur, was a snippet from a woman named Tammy Bennett, described as decked from head to toe in silver. I'm not going to bother dissecting Ms. Bennett's call for protecting the sanctity of marriage; that was predictable given the context of the story. My attention was piqued much more by the tiny biographical blurb provided:
Bennett is the founder of Makeover Ministries, which she describes as "inspiring women to look good from the inside out and to be supermodels for Christ. And it's based on Proverbs: 'just as water mirrors your face, so your face mirrors your heart.'"
Supermodels for Christ. Supermodels. For Christ.
Gotsta look hot for the lord.

Apparently Bennett has written a book, Looking Good from the Inside Out, where she tells girls that "beauty is a choice and it all begins with a relationship with Jesus Christ." And eyeshadow. Sigh.

Pic from Random Good Stuff.
Jessica Valenti is founder and editor of Feministing. Her first book, "Full Frontal Feminism," is due out in April.
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