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Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ video has seen nearly 215 million views on YouTube. (Facebook)

Pastors and parents, it’s time to wake up! Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and a parade of vixens being put before our youth need to be exposed once and for all.

As kids, many of us eagerly awaited the next hilarious episode of Jed Clampett and his Beverly Hillbillies. Parents never gave a thought that there might be something objectionable on the popular TV sitcom. 

Today moms and dads who care about wholesome entertainment for their children and teens have to be ultra-vigilant with the TV and computers due to disturbing trends in today’s decadent culture.

Recently, USA Today commented, “Booty is the latest trend that music fans are getting behind—and the numbers back it up. In just three weeks, Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ video has seen nearly 170 million views on YouTube, snatching the record for most views in a day from Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball.'” (On Monday, the figure exceeded 212 million views.)

The latter featured the former “Hannah Montana” swinging completely nude on a wrecking ball while provocatively licking a hammer (it garnered the award for the best music video of the year). Minaj tells us, “I’m going to push the envelope,” and goes deeper into the cesspool by not only highlighting her derriere in raunchy gyrations but offers a pornographic display that defies sensibilities.

Pastors and parents, it’s time to wake up! Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and a parade of vixens being put before our youth needs to be exposed once and for all.

This is NOT a harmless trend treated with a wink and a nod and a little chuckle. What’s happening in the music industry is undermining morality while promoting promiscuity. Our assignment is clear: Monitor our children’s entertainment while making young disciples who know how to “extract the precious from the worthless” (Jer. [15:19]). 

Here’s the Deal: This is Pornography!

In our day we are literally witnessing the outworking of Psalm 12:8, “The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.” And Isaiah 3:9, “They parade their sin like Sodom, they do not hide it.”

Pastors and parents, we must be alert to the schemes of our adversary and identify his current activity. We must also speak up charitably yet boldly for righteousness, or there will be no conviction of sin that hinders God’s presence in our homes and churches. 

These modern-day Jezebels need our prayers to be delivered from their deception and to rescue them from judgment. Let’s also pray for other, more wholesome female artists who can be influenced not to go a more edgy and risque way to remain “cool” as they age.

I think specifically here of Taylor Swift, who has just left our Nashville area for brighter lights in New York City. She’s left country music and found a new friend in the “loose as a goose” Lena Dunham of Girls cable fame. Swift is currently on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine looking over her shoulder with an alluring “come-hither” look, tousled hair in a soaking wet T-shirt. “The Reinvention of Taylor Swift” is the title of the article. Time to intercede. 

Written by Larry Tomczak
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One thought on “Why I’m Praying for Teens Who Listen to Nicki Minaj”
  1. If there’s one thing that needs to be said, it’s that we need smarter more caning Christians! This is a tactical warfare which we wont win if we just take it head on. When dealing with kids you need to use more brain cells than that, get into there heads understand why they like this kind of music and what makes it so hip! One thing that’s been said is that, these artist relate and empathize with your kids more than you do, they don’t care about them, they just know that if they sing songs that your kids relate to then they will make money from it!

    There is a Christian who once wrote that as Christians, we need to insulate and not isolate ourselves from the world! He gave the analogy of a sword fish, spending many years in the sea but when you caught it and ate it, you still had to add salt, despite it having spent its whole life in salty waters! Point being, we need to live and teach our kids to live in this world without being influenced by it, but rather be the influence the world needs! The important thing is to instill the right values in your kids and not try to be forceful and dictate what they can and can not do/ see (this off-course is relative, not absolute)! At some point they are going to be exposed to these things and you wont be around to stop or protect them, instead equip them, mentally, to be individuals who are confident and have there own opinions on these issues and not to be carried away like dead fish with the current of what ever is hip at that time. I know this is not an easy fit, and involves a lot of mind games and reverse psychology, but that’s the only way your kids will grow up being independent from the world view!

    My parents growing up gave us enough rope/ freedom to hang ourselves! Me and my brothers grew up surrounded by friends who listened to this music and we too listened to it, but we never got to a point were we swore, liked the beat hated the swearing! one point one of my friends at our house swore, my older brother told him straight up, “we don’t use that language in this house, anywhere else is cool if that’s your thing but not here..” All my friends in senior year drank, but i didn’t have a problem being the odd one out they knew it and because I didn’t go all biblical on them about there drinking everyone was cool with everyone! This is another point that needs to be stressed, people shouldn’t know that we are Christians by what we say, and we shouldn’t try to force our views on the world, but instead we should just live it out and let the world see for themselves the better life style. Teaching your kids to say I don’t need a reason, but I just don’t do that, not having to explain themselves to would be ridicules will help affirm there assertiveness, and off course not be ridiculed!

    I would hate for us Christians to be the stereotype Christians the world makes us to be, not being able to fit in or even relate to the world! If we can’t relate to it, how can we even begin to save it! You need to ask yourselves why are kids getting into this stuff, is it attention, peer pressure, what…? These people relate more and empathize with your teens more than you do and the difference is that they don’t care about them you have to ask yourselves why?

    Lets not just sit on high chairs and pass out judgement but understand the root of the cause, get to know your kids, don’t be forceful about it but you need to find a way to connect with them if you are going to positively influence them!

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