Via relapsed catholic is this story about the Bible clutch
New York designer Femme Sud, maker of the new leather Bible clutch, has found that coveting thy neighbor’s handbag isn’t always a bad thing — especially when said handbag sells for $495.
Each book-shaped Bible bag is nearly twice the size of a standard-issue Gideon Good Book and comes with vamp-red lipstick and a coin purse that says “Pennies from Heaven,” the New York Post reports.
But why sport a fashion statement of biblical proportions?
Apparently, it’s a sure-fire way to attract attention from the opposite sex.
"I went out in Houston with a friend and was carrying my Bible bag," said Robin Goetz, who co-designed the pious purses with Joanna Lipman. "We couldn’t even have a conversation because every two minutes another guy would come over to ask about it."
…"Bible-shaped handbags are nothing more than a cheap way for Christian zealots to shove their religion down the throat of agnostics and atheists. Which is why the Catholic League loves them. Our advice to ACLU attorneys — don’t leave home without one,” Catholic League chief William Donohue said.
Well I guess if your a fashion fundamentalist with close to 500 bucks to spare and want a purse to thump this might be cool. Some have said the religion and the Bible is used as a crutch, well know it is used also as a clutch. Exactly what shoes go with Bible clutch? Well sandals make the most sense, especially if they have a non-stick coating to easily brush the dust off as you leave a town that has rejected the Gospel.
Though the inside cover is not exactly pious.