This is for you only, as others will not understand or care on seeing where we
are headed and know that we need a sharp turn. And for that reason, this
post is being included under the theme, Notes To the Family. There will be
less criticism that way, as it will be clear that it is not intended for them, for
others, not of us. But should some astute outsider understand and see and
know where the road heads and want to join us in forcing the change . . .
shouldn’t such participation be welcomed? Wouldn’t such help be useful in
this massive task?
The signs are clear, just as clear as the way out. And we know that to save the
world, We must steer the turn!
Supreme Court Obscenity Definition. 1) A thing must be prurient in nature.
2) A thing must be completely devoid of scientific, political, educational, or
social value. 3) A thing must violate the local community standards.
Does the above not describe the Jennifer Lopez (JLo) and Shakira halftime
show for Super Bowl LIV, February 2, 2020? There was a political statement
by Jlo. But still, my assessment — completely devoid of scientific, political,
educational, or social value.
The Super Bowl is a massive community, one could say worldwide. And
although the event was held in Miami, Florida, a U.S. city, little of the
halftime show was in English? The slant of Super Bowl LIV performances
emanated from and turn targeted the glamorous and exotic Latino
community. That community was broadened somewhat by the inclusion of
two truly beautiful renditions by Yolanda Adams and Demi Lovato, who in
addition to being fully clothed did not lip sync as was reported of JLo.
Shakira and JLo, stated later that they wanted their show to be a message of
unity, a message of empowerment for women, a source of Latin pride and
achievement – That was not my take away!
- Couldn’t they empower young women without encouraging them to
demonstrate their potential sexual prowess and willingness?
- Couldn’t young girls receive more positive messages from a show that
did not compel responsible adults to change the channel, turn off the
set or rush children from the room as the halftime performance started?
- If we to recognize that community standards regarding pornography are
different for the Latino community, should that be considered a slur?
Most of the television audience gathered to watch football and the soon-to-be
celebrated commercials. None among us determined to spend Sunday
evening watching a well choreographed sex show with our families.
The greater shame is that such demonstrations of our deranged societal
character are no longer confined to the darkness.
Ephesians 5:11-13 (KJV) 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works
of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of
those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are
reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest