What I found contradictory is the following scenario which happened with my friend.
Drearyweather is engaging in the old game of, "For-Every-Example-You-Give Me-I-Will-Give-You-A-Counter-Example". Ho-hum.
This has never ever been about organizations - religious or otherwise - not having the right to impose dress code rules on members and/or employees. Of course they have a right! Duh.
This has been first and foremost about a religious organization that claims to be uniquely going back to Scripture for direction and not going beyond the things written.
The fabulous irony is that, little over 100 years ago, beards were not an issue at all within the organization. Rutherford changed that - some argue to stop then males dressing and grooming themselves like Russell and hindering Rutherford's plans to transform the organization into a completely different structure facilitating a more aggressive publishing empire.
This is itself shows that JW organization is guided, not by Scripture, but by corporate business dress codes. Yet, because business dress codes have become more casual in recent years - JW organization is stuck in the 1950s-1960s business dress codes.
Stripped of arguments, it boils down to this:
- Does JW organization have the right to implement this dress code within its Kingdom Halls? YES.
- Can it simultaneously argue a Biblical basis for this code? NO.