Article By Paige Daniels
Christian actresses have got to do better. First, Meagan Good, now Niecy Nash. The TV Land’s “Soul Man” star showed up to HBO’s Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Post Award Reception in LA on September 22, with a daring, cleavage-baring outfit.
Some are accusing her of hypocrisy in light of an interview with One Church International pastor, Touré Roberts, earlier this year, during which, Nash scolded the young women for showing too much flesh on the Internet.
When God’s hand is on your life, the former first lady said, “There’s some stuff that you just flat out can’t do, not if you’re going to prosper, because it’ll make your witness a lie.”
Matthew 7:5 NIV seems fitting: "You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." Pointing fingers at others, while doing the same thing, is wrong.
Nash continued, “[I’m going to tell you] the truth in love. I follow the people from One Church on Twitter and I’m just gone tell you, y’all got Scripture, y’all are motivational, but sometimes, you miss the message when your profile pic is a bikini the size of a Band-Aid. You miss it. I mean, I’m just saying.”
But just saying something like that automatically places a target on her head and creates an expectation that the actress, who said she gave her life to God at 11 years old, will take her own advice and lead by example.
Nash, who talked to One Church extensively about being a representative for Christ in a secular entertainment industry went on to say, “Sometimes, you have to know what your end goal is and [think about] if you’re bringing people to Him, what the best way is to do that.”
The insinuation was that flaunting one’s body detracts from, not attracts to the message of the gospel.
One of the attendees asked Nash, “With the industry just being so over-sexualized, how do you handle, as a woman of God, your image and also, you know, your character and all that as well?”
She answered, “Here’s the thing about this business. Sometimes, you feel like, ‘God I don’t feel like I should do that, but then, at the same time, it’s artistic. I mean, it is the art. I mean, God made the human body and I mean, I am playing his wife, so, technically…’ you start trying to rationalize and back-peddle and Harlem shake your way out of all this stuff. And the truth of the matter is, is that, because you’re in relationship with Him, He will tell you what that line is.”
It appears that Nash has crossed it with her revealing dress.
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