Recently actress Meagan Good and her husband DeVon Franklin attended a Valentines Day Event where they spoke about marriage and their new book “The Wait”. Well as usual there is always one sour apple in the bunch, and this sour apple just so happened to come in the form of a church lady, we’ll just call her Missionary Mary Clarence Watson for story telling purposes (because that just sounds like a traditional missionary name to me). Well what Missionary Watson wasn’t expecting was for Meagan’s husband to shut her down and tell her to have several seats in the church pew from which she came!!!
You can watch the full interview below or you can skip to the 52:30 mark to see Devon defend his wife after the woman’s embarrassing remarks:
See that’s the problem with some “church folk”, so ready to call everybody else out on their foolishness but doing their own mess behind closed doors! Dresses down to your ankles don’t make you saved, neither do chapel caps or not wearing any makeup! I’ve heard it said that “long skirts come down just as quick as short ones”, so it’s not in what you wear that makes you closer to God, but what you have inside your heart. Now before the saints come to attack me, I believe in dressing modestly, and I completely get the point that the woman was trying to make. As Christians we don’t need to go around half dressed showing everything that the good Lord and our mama’s blessed us with, but there is nothing wrong in showing off the beautiful woman that God created you to be in a respectable and tasteful way. Imma go ahead let the missionaries and church mothers of the world know right now that I Love God *inmyEricaCampbellvoice*, but I am #TeamSexySaints all day and while I’m at it let me keep it all the way real with ya’ll when I say that as a married woman I know I need to be pleasing in God’s sight but I’m going to do all that I can do to make sure that I’m pleasing to my husband’s sight as well!
I think my biggest issue though was not necessarily what this woman said, but how she said it. Even the best message can get lost in translation if the delivery is wrong and this woman’s delivery was all wrong. If this woman felt called to correct her it is supposed to be done in love and in private, not in front of a room full of strangers! That was embarrassing and I believe that is when Devon came to his defense so hard.
So what do you all think? Was this lady right for calling Meagan out for her attire, or was Devon right in his defense of his wife?