Pastor Brian Sauvé’s tweet on modesty on Monday, Feb. 7, caused the phrase “Dear Brian” to trend on Twitter and drew strong criticism from both Christians and non-Christians—as well as praise from some.
“Dear Ladies,” wrote Sauvé, “There is no reason whatsoever for you to post pictures of yourself in low cut shirts, bikinis, bra and underwear, or anything similar—ever. Not to show your weight loss journey. Not to show your newborn baby. Not to document your birth story. -Your Brothers.”
Sauvé is a pastor at Refuge Church in Ogden, Utah. His original tweet has over 5,500 likes and 19,000 quote tweets as of this writing. Readers should be advised that one of the comments responding to Sauvé’s tweet contains nudity.
‘Dear Brian’ Trends on Twitter
Because the tweet went viral, it drew attention from a broad audience on Twitter. A number of people, particularly women, told the pastor to “f*** off,” said they had the right to do what they wanted with their bodies, and posted revealing pictures in the comments. As might be expected, many of the responses to Sauvé’s tweet were sarcastic.