Actress Meagan Good has been under fire from some in the Christian community because of the way she dresses, but now she is firing back, calling her critics “backwards.”
In a new interview with ESSENCE, Good called out her critics for focusing on her clothing rather than on the message of chastity that she and her husband, DeVon Franklin, are preaching.
“The crazy thing is how backwards some of us can be as Christians,” she said. “Hubby and I are doing all we can to go out into the world with a God-given message in an area that many of us secretly struggle with, and some others have attempted to discredit a much needed cultural conversation and reduce it to a wardrobe choice… A choice that is and always will remain between me and God.”
She also called out one woman in particular who claimed “God sent her” to shame Good’s clothing choices.
“When my husband said that I’m going to ‘wear what I want to wear in the name of Jesus,’ he meant that it is between me and Jesus. While I don’t believe she had ill intent, I can’t believe God would tell someone to publicly humiliate another person. I believe if God told her to share something with me, He also would’ve given her the wisdom to do so and I don’t think her approach reflected that. But, nevertheless I have nothing but love for her. And for anyone who may disagree with me, I ask that they pray for me in love instead of slandering or attacking me. I believe that is the true essence of who God has called us all to be—lovers. I believe He can handle the rest.”