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Warning: It is sinful for men to wear kilts (c/o

Not everyone believes that the wearing a kilt is symbolic of an emotionally mature man but this article on argues that it is, in fact, sinful!  The author suggests that kilt wearers are silly and foolish looking sissies who lack refinement, cultivation, or taste.

It only seems fair to share this information so you can decide for yourself. 🙂

“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” -Deuteronomy 22:5. This Scripture naturally raises questions as to–what is men’s and women’s clothing? The Bible warns effeminate men in 1st Corinthians 6:9-10, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate … shall inherit the kingdom of God.” Let’s establish from the start, that the Word of God condemns effeminate men. “Effeminate” in 1st Corinthians 6:9, comes from the Greek, “malakos,” which means “soft, i.e. fine (clothing).” We read in VINE’S COMPLETE EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT WORDS, concerning the word “effeminate” …

“soft, soft to the touch” (Lat., mollis, Eng., “mollify,” “emollient,” etc.), is used (a) of raiment, Matt. 11:8 (twice); Luke 7:25; (b) metaphorically, in a bad sense, 1 Cor. 6:9, “effeminate,” not simply of a male who practices forms of lewdness, but persons in general, who are guilty of addiction to sins of the flesh, voluptuous.”

Although 1st Corinthians 6:9 is clearly condemning homosexuality and cross-dressing, it is also equally clear that any form of femininity in a man is sinful. This is why Deuteronomy 22:5 condemns men wearing women’s apparel. Clearly, it is not acceptable for men to wear women’s clothing. Men are to be men! Men should talk like men, dress like men, walk like men, and act like men. Kilts on men are sissyish. Although a man wearing a kilt may be tough, the skirt makes him look silly and foolish. Although most men who wear kilts aren’t gay, it makes one wonder why any man would ever want to wear clothing that is considered women’s apparel by 99% of the population. A quick look at any bathroom door will quickly reveal that men wear pants, and women wear dresses.

Men’s Clothing Verses “Soft Raiment”

Jesus said in Matthew 11:8, “But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.” John the Baptist was rugged, as a man should be. The men who lived in the palace wore “soft” clothing, i.e., they didn’t look or act like REAL MEN. I’ve never seen a construction worker wearing a kilt. I’ve never seen a truck mechanic or a coal miner wearing a kilt. I only see men with clean jobs, or playing bagpipes, wearing kilts. Kilts are for men in the palace, not for John the Baptist type men … real men!

Did men Wear Skirts in the Old Testament?

No, they wore robes with outer skirts. This is VERY different from the skirts we see today. The photo to the right shows what men wore in the Old Testament. This is NO kilt! We read in 1st Samuel 24:5, “And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.” David had been running for his life from king Saul. While Saul and his men were sleeping, David infiltrated the group and cut off a piece of Saul’s “skirt.” However, the Bible reveals that the skirt was simply a part of Saul’s robe, and not a skirt by itself. This is evidenced by 1st Samuel 24:11, “Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.” Although Verse 5 says “skirt,” it is abundantly clear from Verse 11 that Saul was NOT wearing a short skirt like a women. Saul had a robe, with an outer skirt.

The FACT that men did NOT wear skirts in the Bible is further evidenced by the words of Ruth to Boaz in Ruth 3:9, “And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.” If Boaz was wearing a skirt, like many people today contend, then Boaz would have had to remove his skirt in order to spread it over Ruth. Which means Boaz would have been either partially or completely naked. This didn’t happen! Furthermore, Boaz and Ruth weren’t married until Ruth 4:13, so there was no physical relationship between Boaz and Ruth at the time of Ruth 3:9. So what did Ruth mean when she asked Boaz to spread his “skirt” over her? She was simply saying, “Take me to be yours.” She wanted Boaz to take her under his outer skirt, under his wing so-to-speak. It would be absurd to interpret this Scripture any other way.

Now think of a man in a kilt, and try to imagine how he would “spread his skirt” over someone. It would be impossible while he was wearing it. Clearly, men in the Old Testament didn’t wear the type of skirts or kilts, which some uncouth (lacking refinement or cultivation or taste) men wear today. There’s just something uncouth about a man wearing a kilt!

Women in the Old Testament also wore robes with skirts; but they were more feminine, cut differently, and made with more feminine materials. Clothing which was transparent, tight fitting, loosely worn, or exposed intimate parts of the body were considered the ATTIRE OF A HARLOT (Proverb 7:10).

by Robert J. Stewart

7 thoughts on “Warning: It is sinful for men to wear kilts (c/o

  1. I have to say that, in my experience, it is not impossible to ‘spread your skirt’ over someone while wearing a kilt. In fact it has a special name: tea bagging!

  2. I must say, the man who wrote that doesn’t even see his own contradictions. Where in the bible are “trousers” mentioned? And personally, I think “spread your skirt over me” means “fancy a shag?”

    A man in a kilt is the sexiest thing I can think of.

    1. Trousers are mentioned multiple times in the Bible. Please follow this link:

  3. I agree. The Bible clearly contradicts itself in many areas.

    I have a website as to why men can wear skirts at

    That site has a section on Religion and I cover it at length as to how I think the bible contradicts itself.

    There are links on it throughout and those on the Religious section are applicable to that area. They are obviously those that are in favour of men in skirts, one from a retired vicar! (I don’t think he is a skirt wearer himself though).

    I give links to a website that gives different interpretation of Bible extracts. Interesting that those on the sections I find relevant, eg Deuteronomy 22.5 all the modern interpretations date from the 1980’s and one exempts women! That web site gives further explanation of extracts and on 22.5 it states that the bible says men should not do house work – now lets see how many anti men skirt wears agree with that.

    Check out my site.

  4. kilts aren’t skirts. just as mens’ and womens’ robes were different so are kilts and skirts.

  5. I wonder if men and wiomen in the Biblical times looked at Egyptians, Persians, Ethiopians, Africans and any other of the non-native exotics from far away lands they may have met, and judged them as cross-dressing- because EVERY culture has always had traditional attire that included men wearing non-bifurcated garments- I doubt it. Modern first world America seems to be the only one without a traditional example- (but even in the future Jean Luc Picard and Will Riker wear a non-pant formal dress uniform in Star Trek TNG!)

    I think if a man wore a woman’s two piece swimsuit on the beach, he deserves the beating he’ll probably receive. 🙂 By the same token, a swim speedo is practical and useful and shouldn’t be shown outright derision- especially when an athletic man with a finely attuned muscular body chooses a trim swim brief (or square fit trunk) for its merits. My personal option- to agree with the article, I’m NOT talking about a high cut man-bikini with designs to emphasize the package upfront and a cutaway backside. But I digress.

    A man in a KILT is no different than a woman wearing a sharp pair of dress pants that are cut for a woman’s body- neither are modern examples of cross dressing, because our society is not Amish Pennsylvania. Both genders can wear styles that might be “untraditional” but it’s more about what is APPROPRIATE- and NON OFFENSIVE.

    Men can choose the kilt to wear it because it’s a choice available to them- it’s attractive, it’s functional, and it honors their culture and traditions. Kilt wearers aren’t doing so to exclusively attract the attention of the rude and pushy wannabe who hurls an insulting “nice skirt” in a drunken brawl.

    Men who are MEN when wearing the kilt give others opportunity to stand in awe and respect- and that raises the bar, not lowers it. If anyone has a problem with that, Let’s step to the back part of the room where I’ll show you my regimental backside and you can hurl more insults as I walk away the bigger man.

    1. Wow! Really?? If a man wears a bikini, he deserves to be beaten? You sound really tolerant…

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