Cardi B Doesn't Want to Raise Your Kids
By now you've heard (and a few may have seen) the sparsely viewed Grammy Awards ceremony the other night featuring Cardi B's sexually deviant "WAP" performance. I am not going to put a link to any of the articles describing it, even from so-called conservative news sites, because they're loaded with either still shots or video clips of the filth in question.
Cardi B has been catching some flack on Twitter because she has a two-year old daughter whom she will not allow to listen to WAP. Of course, she justified her hypocrisy when she wrote, "I never ever said that WAP was made to empower women, I'm just a freaky person and this is not the first sex song ever made. Stop expecting celebs to raise your kids." (emphasis mine).
This is nothing new. Plausible deniability has been claimed by rappers and rock and rollers for years. Whether any celebrity artist wants to admit it or not, art shapes culture, including children. Declaring they don't intent it to doesn't change anything.
Honestly, I DON'T expect celebrities to raise my kids. I wouldn't let Cardi B within half a mile of my kids. If she tried it, I would go to court to get a restraining order. My kids aged 4 to 26 don't listen to her crap precisely because I DO parent my kids. That is my God-given responsibility.
So, in essence, as much as I detest Cardi B's pornography, she's right. You shouldn't expect her to produce music that your kids can listen to or music videos that they can watch. She's admitted to being a sexual deviant.
I'll take it a step further. Hollywood and the music industry is FULL of sexual and moral reprobates. YouTube and iTunes are terrible babysitters. Take responsibility for what your kids watch. It's not Cardi B's fault if your kids are watching her pornography. It's yours.
Cardi B is going to answer to God for every single word, action and thought that she has. Revelation 20:12 makes that clear. Whether she wants to take responsibility for her actions or not, Jesus Christ will hold her accountable for those actions. All of them. As it stands now, it appears that she is heading for the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:14-15). Pray for her everlasting soul. Pray that she repents and comes to Christ in true, saving faith.
However, you will also be held accountable by the same King. You will answer for how you parent.
At LOOR, we cannot guarantee that every film or TV series is something you will want your kids to watch, but for different reasons. Some themes may be too intense for your kids. Other films you may want to watch with them to explain how the Christian worldview interacts with those themes, depending on the ages of your kids. We promise you this: there will be no porn--no nudity. There will be no blasphemy. There will be content that you CAN show your kids. But you'll still have to be a parent. You should not trust any streaming service with that job. You are the filter.
In conclusion, consider the Word of God:
"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4, ESV)
Sounds like work. God-ordained work. Do your job.
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