According to Phaedra however, that’s simply not true and she’d like someone to mail her a copy of the “Christian handbook.”
“Oh you’re not this.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow — it’s so many people with this Christian handbook that I have not received,’ ” Parks told PEOPLE. “So I’ve been praying that whoever owns the Christian dress code and has the handbook, they just send me a copy. Because I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it lays out these strict guidelines about laughing and having fun and wearing bathing suits. Where did they get this dress code for being Christian? I thought it was about your hearts.”
She also spoke on her Phaedra foundation that has a mission to “inspire hope and change through education, exposure and advocacy for social justice.” Phaedra’s planning to do a summer camp in Atlanta for youth to teach them about independence.
“I know as a child, I went to overnight camp and that exposed me to so many activities,” Parks told PEOPLE. “It helped me become independent, it helped me understand relationships, it helped me understand how to stand alone in difficult moments. I couldn’t leave the camp with my parents being 100 miles away. I had to figure it out.”