July 11, 2012

I have to say it

I am sorry. But I have to say it. I will probably offend and I don’t mean to but I am just baffled.

Really?  All the ‘woohoo’s’ and ‘yea baby’ and all the uproar over a movie about male strippers?

Really?

And it brings up this question to me: What would you think if your husband, son, dad, or whoever was running around talking about a movie about a group of women strippers?

Would that be okay with you?

I am really not trying to sound judgmental because there is plenty of stuff that you can judge me on. But I truly don’t get why moms and women seem to get a pass on this and it’s okay to rave about.

Sunday at church our pastor shared the verse that Greg and I love. But..he focused on the ending of it..which we tend to forget at times.

James 1:27 says:

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

Think with me for a minute. What does your children who are friends with you on facebook think as they see mom raving about that movie? 

Is that okay? Is that really the example you want to portray?

Is that really want your teenage sons or daughters to learn? How does this affect their opinion on dating and physical relationships and boundaries?

You know that I am passionate about fighting sex trafficking. And I know you are probably thinking “well, that’s reaching”

Is it?  We gush over a move because it contains men who are strippers.  A ‘job’ that dehumanizes people and makes them objects.  something to lust over. something to fulfill your desire. Something that many times involve people who are trapped and desperate and have deep emotional wounds. Something where money is paid so people can get their thrill.

Sound familiar to the issues of sex trafficking? Dehumanizing, objects, lustful desires, deep emotional wounds…

And we are going to glorify that? and join in the crowd? 

Really?

And don’t even get me started about that book everyone is reading.

Seriously friends.

Fill yourself with what is good, clean, and holy. Think on these things.

Do not let the world corrupt you.

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