The Dacron Polyester Sin

I have always found the following bible verse curious. I have never heard it read from any pulpit. It is Leviticus Chapter 19 Verse 19. In the Kings James version it reads:

Ye shall keep my statues. Thou shall not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind; thou shall not sow thy field with mingled seed; neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

The New Catholic version reads:

Keep my statues: do not breed any of your domestic animals with others of a different species; do not sow a field of yours with two different kinds of seed; and do not put on a garment woven with two different kinds of thread.

The new English version puts it:

You shall keep my rules. You shall not allow two different kinds of beast to mate together. You shall not plant your field with two kinds of seeds. You shall not put on a garment woven with two kinds of yarn.

I cannot really believe that the God of the Universe ever cared if His people wore shirts woven of mixed threads or not. Never the less, I have never heard those who so often quote scripture mention or get excited about this one. Lest this passage be forgotten, and sin proliferate I would not be surprised to see the emergence of a new organization -- Concerned Christians against Cotton - Dacron Polyester. It would be the duty of all members to picket clothing stores where 'mixed' shirts are sold and to check labels as people report to their respective churches on Sunday morning. Newspaper adds might be purchased to remind people to exercise caution when purchasing new shirts and to discard older clothing with worn and unreadable labels. You can't be too careful.