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Marjorie Taylor Greene faces backlash for telling Christian women how to dress

By Jake Beardslee · March 2, 2024

In brief…

  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized Christian women for conforming to worldly standards of dress and behavior.
  • Her comments drew criticism from those saying she promotes harmful views.
  • Greene has frequently stirred controversy for inflammatory remarks about Christianity and politics.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sparked backlash for saying Christian women should dress modestly and that they are "not being good role models."  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) sparked controversy recently with comments directed at Christian women about how they should dress. In a post on X, Greene criticized conservative Christian women who she believes are “selling themselves short and not being good role models by conforming to the world’s sexualization of women.”

“If you are conservative and a Christian you know you don’t have to express yourself in sexual ways and you know you are attractive by dressing nice and feminine, and you can be beautiful and modest at the same time,” Greene wrote. “Men will respect you more and think of you much more highly than just a sexual object for gratification. It’s also good to not tempt your Christian brothers and cause them to stumble.”

Her comments generated criticism on social media. Some argued that Greene does not represent all Christians and should not be dictating how women dress. “You do NOT hold Christian values!!” wrote X user @suzannebeme1.

Greene has previously faced backlash from across the political spectrum for incendiary comments about Christianity, including selling “Proud Christian Nationalist” merchandise.