We need to have a real discussion. I am very troubled by the recent comments that I have seen online regarding Meagan Good and her most recent Halloween costume. Halloween within itself is a very controversial topic within the Christian community due to its origin. Some feel that Christians should not dress up on Halloween at all and some just have a problem with Good’s outfit being “too sexy” for a Christian woman. Good has also been a topic of conversation amongst Christians since marrying popular Christian preacher, author, and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin in 2012 due to opinions about her “sexy” image and coupling with a popular Christian figure. Comments about Good’s recent Halloween attire are not the first that have floated about online regarding opposition to her image as the wife of a Christian leader.
Unfortunately, so-called Christian women have made most of the nasty comments that I have seen! It’s very disheartening that Good has had to defend herself against these women who feel that they have the ability to judge other women. How can we call ourselves Christians and judge others so harshly? One of the most important facets of the Christian faith is love. We should use our faith to uplift one another, not tear each other down and constantly judge. We have far more important spiritual battles to fight than judging other sisters and their attire based on what we think is appropriate or not.
“Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you – who are you to judge your neighbor? (James 4: 11-12) NIV
Girlfriends, what’s your take on this issue???