Le'Andria Johnson, award-winning singer, groundbreaking "Sunday Best" champ and Christian minister, has raised a few eye brows among some of her supporters after she shared photos of a revealing dress she wore to the 2014 BET Celebration of Gospel held last weekend at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
While some leaving comments suggested that those leaving critical remarks for Pastor Johnson were being "judgmental," supporter LaVerne Wilson posted the Bible passage 1 Timothy 2:9 about the Apostle Paul's desire for "women to be modest in their appearance."
"Now honestly, this scripture truly taught & reminded me of what God expects from us as women!!! We as true men and women of Christ dare not dispute God's Word," wrote Wilson. "I really don't think that people are intentionally judging Pastor Le'Andria Johnson to discredit her, but are basically commenting about her dress per what God's Word says... She is a beautiful, talented, and spirit filled woman of God, but 'WE' as true children of God, should not dispute over what thus says the Lord."
It wasn’t that long ago, when the saints were talking about Meagan Good, another visible Christian celebrity with a strong following who was criticized for her choice of dress at public events, such as the 2013 BET Awards where she appeared wearing a low-cut blue dress. Good, married to Hollywood executive and ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister DeVon Franklin, said "her heart was in the right place" when she chose to wear the dress.
Johnson, known for her popular gospel songs like "I Shall Leap Into My Destiny" and Grammy-winning "Jesus," has been leading the Imperfect People Changing Ministries in Hapeville, Ga., for nearly two years. Also the victor of season three of BET's popular "Sunday Best" program and a multiple Stellar Award winner.