Erica Campbell, one-half of the Christian gospel group Mary Mary has been under high scrutiny over her upcoming album cover. The comments have been very harsh and disrespectful (You can read them somewhere else) But why? Why be mean? Why tear her down? The argument surrounds the fact that she is a gospel singer and her outfit is too tight and not appropriate for a “GOSPEL SINGER.” OK… OK… Let me take a step back and take a look at her… :tilts head to the side:
As many of you know I am all about style and wearing your confidence. I am also a minister so I’m going to come at this topic from several ways. FIRST, I understand she is a gospel singer and yes, her outfit is without a shadow of a doubt TIGHT but does that mean she is not anointed still? Romans 11:29 states that God's gifts and His call are irrevocable, meaning that God isn’t taking her gift away from her. Does her attire stop a song from ministering to your soul/making you happy? I don’t think so.
I read elsewhere that she is not setting a good example to the world. UUUGH! I’m so sick of hearing this. It just makes me want to follow people around with a hidden camera and see if the way they are living is pleasing to the world. :SILENCE:
Well what if she is trying to attract that type of crowd? Girls who wear tight clothes. (Stay with me here) Maybe she is being like Paul, who to the Jews became like a Jew, to win the Jews. Maybe she is becoming a person who wears tight clothes to get those who wear tight clothes. Aren’t we supposed to get people to come to God by any means necessary?.. Did she take it too far?
The way I see it.. The dress is dumb long and she can’t walk in it if she tried. Yes, its tight, too tight for me, but it’s for an album cover not to church (I’d hope not). Maybe a blazer would have toned it down a bit. It’s not like she is posing provocatively or in an obscene manner. Either way, someone would have something to say about her album cover if she were wearing a sack of potatoes and barefoot. I can hear it now, “How could she do that? She is not representing God or His people properly.” Sad, yet true story. That’s just life!
There is much more to life than what people wear. Do I think Jesus wept because of her outfit choice? I don’t know. I know God is not pleased with people bad mouthing what she wears. She is a beautiful person. Jesus still loves her. It is not your place or mine to tell her what WE THINK is appropriate FOR HER. That’s between her and God. On the other hand her shoes are the bomb.com where can I purchase them? (hmmm they are not in my budget, nevermind) The world and church are always going to have differences. I strongly believe we as believers and followers of Christ need to influence and impact the world in a positive way. The question now is: What does that look like to you?
I wash my hands of this situation. Continue to sing and uplift people with your music honey! I have one life to live and that does not involve me tearing anyone down, especially not you!
*Don’t forget your confidence
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