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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