Mudcat Café message #3846521 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161757   Message #3846521
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Mar-17 - 09:12 PM
Thread Name: Long haired preacher
Subject: RE: Long haired preacher
I doubt it. Shaving a person's head is still considered a form of shaming in America. Law enforcement agencies have only recently lost the ability to subject inmates to it under the guise of the above thinking.

Working folks ain't all that dirty compared to the rich ones. The former keep theirs short mostly because a ponytail will get you scalped in a heartbeat around machinery.

It was certainly a beef between religions.

The Salvation (Starvation) Army is a Methodist entity. Older, more conservative North American churches looked at John Wesley & Robert Strawbridge as elite sinners for shaving their beards and letting the topknots go.