Itinerant preacher Paul Washer warned followers in a YouTube clip about the dangers of women wearing form-fitting clothing,
Washer samples from 1 Timothy 2 in his sermon titled “How a Christian Woman Should Adorn Herself,” emphasizing that there is some clothing that is “improper” for Christian women because it tempts men to thoughts of sensuality.
"He says, 'I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing.' That tells me that there is clothing that's improper for a Christian woman. Alright? I mean, that's just logic. There is clothing that is improper for a Christian woman," he preaches.
"My wife has a really good thing that she says: 'If your clothing is a frame for your face, from which the glory of God is to shine, it's proper, if it draws attention to your face. If your clothing draws attention to your body, to outline it, to make it noticed, then it's sensual.' What you're doing is wrong," he warned Christian women.
Washer pointed out the different between “beauty” and “sensuality,” suggesting that certain women may not be beautiful but can inspire less-than-holy thoughts from the male contingent.
“In Philippians we are told to think on things that are excellent, that are noble, that are just, that are right, that are true. The way a woman carries herself and the way she dresses ought to promote the following types of words: modesty, discretion, wisdom, beauty, elegance and refinement, but not sensuality, luxury, extravagance," he emphasized.
Female gospel singers have been subject to criticism for selling themselves with images that are too sexy. Recently singer Erica Campbell of "Mary Mary” took heat from the Christian establishment for wearing a tight white dress to promote a Grammy nomination on her social media accounts.
Campbell had her own ideas for critics in an interview with ESSENCE.com titled “I Felt Beautiful.”
"This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are. I think that young girls shouldn't only get sexy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. But I am. And I'm cute, too," Campbell said in her defense.