When news broke that sultry actress, Meagan Good would be marrying God-fearing minister and movie executive, DeVon Franklin, people almost instantly began to nitpick and imply that Meagan was somehow unfit to marry the preacher because of her spicy image. DeVon recently expressed how shocked he was at the judgmental reactions of the public and warned that they should probably work on their own relationship with God before they begin questioning hers.
“Good or bad, someone sees a public person and they don’t know you. They only know about you. Based upon what they know about you, they make a judgment on what is good for you, but they don’t know you. The whole idea of he’s a preacher and she’s this, it blew my mind how many people had an opinion when God is the only one who directs our story. So, he knows where our story is going to go,” he expressed to Touré Roberts of One Church International.
“They didn’t see how she fit or how I fit in her script, but I’m saying, ‘Wait a minute. When the last time you went before God? Before you gave me this note, before you posted that comment, did you pray?” he went on.
Meagan also expressed how she felt about people who were quick to assume that she only began to develop a relationship with God as a result of meeting DeVon.
“People think that I just got saved when I met DeVon or the year before, but I’ve been saved since I was 12. I’ve been loving the Lord since I was a little girl. The woman that God already made me—flaws and all—is the woman that DeVon fell in love with, not the woman I became after I met him.”
Both Meagan and DeVon make great points. It has to be frustrating when people you don’t even know are trying to discredit how committed you are to your faith.
What do you think of Meagan and DeVon’s response to their critics? Are Christian entertainers responsible for maintaining a wholesome image or should their walk be separate from their careers?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.