Of the “sexy Christian” and beauty queen

And so, of late, it seems that when certain people are not bashing LGBT (another topic for another day) they are busy defining for the world who or what a “sexy Christian” is. In December, actress Megan Good (wife to a pastor) received a good barrage of criticism for her cleavage-showing dress on the red carpet.
Dean Karemera
Dean Karemera

And so, of late, it seems that when certain people are not bashing LGBT (another topic for another day) they are busy defining for the world who or what a “sexy Christian” is. In December, actress Megan Good (wife to a pastor) received a good barrage of criticism for her cleavage-showing dress on the red carpet.

Before the dust could settle, the following week, people criticised Erica Campbell’s (other half of gospel singing duo Mary Mary) white dress which some deemed provocative.

 

I just don’t get it, who determines what is sexy and what is not? Who determines who dresses sexy and who doesn’t? Megan Good has been walking the red carpet since she was 13 years old and that’s the nature of her job, should she drape herself in curtain length dresses now that she is married to a pastor? And how come all the backlash came from the “good Christians”.

And, provocative in what sense? How come these “good Christians” haven’t complained to the Ethics and Integrity Ministry (do we have any) or government about the provocative clothes on the streets?

Luckily, most of the people who are making noise are women criticising other women but I guess if it were men complaining, the feminists, activities and emancipationists would be on the streets holding placards.  

Maybe our ‘good Christians” should stop going to the beach or swimming pool in a bikini because that would be provocative to other people. Well, we should all try to understand that we are shaped by difficult values and characters which is why we shouldn’t be quick to judge other people. Go to church, do your business and get out.

If you’re provoked, well join ADEPR church; I’m sure they still wear ankle-length skirts, neck-to-waist blouses and head-wrappers.

Well, the church is surely going at several people and next in line are the beauty queens. Seriously? Some good old man of God whose name I won’t mention was at it again early this year telling mothers not to allow their daughters to join beauty pageants.

Reason - and I quote; “It is inappropriate to compare people according to their beauty yet we are all created in God’s image.” If beauty was the main attribute considered, many of the people who have held the title of “Miss” would not have made it. It takes character, aptitude and confidence. And as if he was running out of points he dips low by saying, “I guess you all know how badly these people finish.” Really?

Could you please cite some examples for me? Whatever he was insinuating, it just goes to show how we apply less reason and more emotions to issues that require logic. Beauty queens are role models; they inspire ambition, dreams and confidence in young girls.

In the words of President Museveni, “These people (pastors) should only concentrate on the issues of the pulpit that they are well conversant with and leave other issues to those who know how to best handle them.” Case Adjourned!

 

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