Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I recently read an article by Clutch Magazine that asked if you can be religious and sexy. I found it to be an interesting topic and decided to explore it more. The writer interviewed actress Meagan Good, who many consider to be a sex symbol, about her sexy attire and how it has recently raised eyebrows since she is now married a pastor.  I found the writer's perception of sexy interesting. You can find a link to the article here. I suggest you read it before reading my comments.

Here's my take on the topic topic.

I most definitely believe you can be religious and sexy. However, my problem with the article is that it focuses on sexiness as if it is something you can put on and take off with the articles of clothing you wear. It's true you can wear clothing and makeup to make you appear sexier but there is a huge difference between sexy and revealing. Sexy is an attitude. It appears in the way you move and the way you talk without you even having to try. It's natural and either you have it or you don't and if you are truly sexy, you can be fully clothed and people will notice. God made sexy just like he made sex. Now, how you flaunt it could be a direct reflection of your walk with God or your inability to determine appropriate from inappropriate. Could a woman really stand in the pulpit and minister in a bikini? I think not. No one would focus on her message no matter how good it was because they would be too busy focusing on her assets or lack thereof. Or look at it from this angle, how about the fine chick in an outfit that shows all her curves and six inch heels. I bet your last thought is "I bet she knows Jesus!"

However, if you choose to identify sexy by the articles you wear, ladies we have to ask ourselves if what we are wearing distracts from the Christ that lives in us. Does your outfit say saved, virtuous, and set apart from ungodliness? If the answer is no, you may need to change clothes. Ask yourself if Jesus were a woman WWJW (What Would Jesus Wear). I don't think she'd be wearing a cleavage baring top and booty shorts. IJS

If you're wondering what I think of Meagan. I personally love her as an actress and as a person. However, I wouldn't be surprised if as the wife of a pastor she finds herself toning down her sexy outfits.

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