So, when do people deserve to be held accountable for the depth at which their Christian values are consistent with their actions? Some would say never, since none of us has a right to judge. But others say that there are a bunch of Christians who don’t live consistently with their values, and then have loopholes and favored sayings that give them a free pass to live a life of hypocrisy.
Actress Meagan Good, the self-proclaimed “sexy Christian,” is being held under the spotlight for the super seductive outfit she wore to the BET Awards. The outfit may be a favorite for Good and works for her body, but it’s probably not the same way that your pastor dressed when you grew up in the church.
Good is married to Sony Pictures Executive Devon Franklin, who also happens to be a Seventh Day Adventist Pastor. Good presented the Best Gospel Artist Award, which led to social media exploding over the quality of her outfit choices. Could Good have shown a little less flesh in her dress? Probably. Does she have a right to dress how she wants? Of course.
Here’s some of what Good had to say in response to the controversy:
“@adriannacolbert That’s the thing Girl- is that I don’t feel convicted about this at all. my spirit is saddened that our people only know one way to think and process things..
I’m not any less holy because the dress I wore -I may not be who people think I should be -but I’m morphing into exactly who God wants me to be.. My excuse is never “I’m going to do me” and I don’t feel that I need to make an excuse or defend or what I wore .. I know I have a responsibility -and I’m working daily to fulfill the full potential of all God has created me to be..
A dialogue was started about my character, integrity, my walk with God and my Husband -simply based on a dress that I wore.., Of course I’m going to have a reaction to people saying negative things… It’s just sad.. Makes me sad not regretful.. My heart and spirit is always open to whatever my Father would want to share with me… And my spirit tells me to be exactly who I authentically am -because that’s what’s going to reach who I was authentically designed to touch.. people like me who are often misunderstood and told their cut of God’s promise -because they don’t look the role …when God doesn’t care about us “looking the role”..he is always cared about bringing us in -and us being whatever we need to be to bring Those left out in ..
And it just makes me sad that us as Christians can’t see beyond our initial reaction and don’t seek God before the attack other brothers and sisters …and never think for one moment that: God knows what he’s doing and he uses everything for his glory .. and he has a plan for every specific situation.. I had intentions on anything .. Merely picked a dress I saw and loved … God knows my heart and that I didn’t do anything wrong .. And he will use even people’s thoughts to bring him glory.”
The question that people are asking is whether or not a pastor’s wife should dress in a way that is deliberately seductive to other men, flashing her body parts in a way that says “come and get it.” Seduction is defined as “the enticement of a person to s-xual intercourse.” So, if this pastor’s wife isn’t trying to get other men to want to sleep with her, why would she dress seductively?
Is there any point where we draw the line, or should pastor’s wives also be posing in adult magazines? What do you think?