Meagan Good had some Christian folk gasping for air when she showed up to the 2013 BET awards in a gorgeous glove fitting, Michael Costello gown with a v-cut plunging neckline. The actress would not have received so much backlash from the Christian community if she wasn’t married to Devon Franklin who just so happens to be a preacher. That would of course make Meagan a First Lady. Meagan not only received backlash for wearing the gown though.
Folks also felt as though it was disrespectful for the Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man actress to present the Best Gospel award in such a revealing gown. Since then the singer has kept quiet up until one of her fans supported her decision to wear the dress via instagram and Meagan posted it up. The Meagan Good fan came to Meagan’s defense by saying:
I love it!!!!! Go head Meagan, keep making people start the conversations and confront their religiosity and judgemental spirits forgetting what they have been redeemed from…Love conquers a multitude of sins and your love stance will continue to reveal the difference between the Kingdom of God (righteousness, joy, peace motivated by love) vs Religion! #kingdomfriend #igetit
After a number of folks began attacking Meagan even more under the photo she defended herself by commenting back and saying
… 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.
Do you think Megan’s dress was appropriate for the occasion or not ?