Dadeville, Alabama councilman Frank Goodman is pushing for a new local ordinance that would outlaw sagging pants, because, he says, God told him to. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Goodman said ever since he took office in 2008, he’s wanted to pursue legislation to prohibit “anybody walking around with their pants down with underwear that is showing,” explaining, “That is something that has never struck my fancy.” Recently though, he’s decided to revisit the law, because of what he says is the voice of the Lord.
“I prayed and asked God to show me what I should do, and the way I should go about it. What would God do? Did God go around doing this? He would show me this saggy pant—it’s one of the things He did not do. It is not in His orders to do that to gain eternal life. Another council member has suggested that the new ordinance also apply to women and girls in “short shorts or a short skirt, leaving nothing to the imagination.” Though The Daily Beast story notes that many local residents aren’t happy with the measure, the council plans on voting on it during its next meeting.