The “Think Like A Man Too” actress, Meagan Good has just landed the cover of Rolling Out magazine and she looks steamy hot! The talk of the day isn’t particularly her cover deal (which is in fact a great deal) but the fact that she defends her rather provocative appearances when in fact Christians would think her over body exposure isn’t appropriate for one who calls herself Christian. The bone of contention then again is the issue of her appearing in public places, being a Pastor’s wife (she’s married to Pastor DeVon Franklin) bearing her assets on the red carpet and in social gatherings.
Christians the world over don’t buy this alien idea of hers but she’s got opinions too, defending the reason for her actions. Read up her excerpt from Rolling Out below.
Read excerpts from her interview in the magazine:
“I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with being sexy,” she says matter-of-factly. “God created our bodies as women. He created us to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be powerful, to be fearless — to be amazing. I do respect and understand the fact that when you come into the sanctuary, you need to be dressed appropriately because you are not the star — Jesus is the star. That I agree with 100 percent. Appropriately’ is in each person’s own heart and each person’s own mind,” she says. “When you speak to me about ‘appropriately,’ you’re talking about a girl who, at 9 years old, was getting completely naked and dressed around a bunch of drag queens. So my upbringing and my experiences as an actress my entire life and the liberalness of my childhood and surroundings, [that shapes] my opinion of ‘appropriate.’
Marriage has taught me that it’s OK to let somebody take care of me. That it’s OK to depend on somebody,” Good says. “I grew up being responsible for a lot of things — since I was 15 [I was] taking care of a lot of people. My father is amazing, but he wasn’t in the home, so my mother raised us with the mentality of not needing anybody. We were never the girls that went after the guy that had the money because we were taught to have our own money. I’ve always been extremely independent to the point where it probably intimidated some guys. Now, it’s nice to just feel like it’s not a bad thing to trust someone to have your best interest at heart.”
His acceptance of me has allowed me to grow in areas where I was struggling in the past because I felt so unaccepted,” she went on to explain. “I was angry, and that anger created a rebellious spirit that didn’t really want to change. Because it needed to be accepted first, before it could even consider being better. Marriage has made me better, assured me, made me happier; I’m way more at peace. I feel like I’m consistently growing into a better person and I feel like I can help him grow into a better person. He sees all the positive things in me that I felt like a lot of other people didn’t see — I always felt very judged. I always felt like people were coming for me. He was the first person, outside of my sister or mother, who said ‘I see you. I see who you really are.”Meagan Good
She was also recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the book she and her husband worked on – “The Wait” – that encourages couples to wait for sex until after marriage, highlighting the blessings in it, spiritual and otherwise.
Watch a clip from her on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
Story: Stereo Williams
Photography: DeWayne Rogers
Stylist: Jessica Parker
Hair: Maisha Oliver
Makeup: Autumn Moultrie