Chapter 2 – What GOD knows, Satan exploits, and the Church has forgotten, Part 8
Posted by openarmsmike
No discussion of Satan’s attack on children would be complete without mentioning the music industry and television media. Doubt it? Just consider the words of Bob Pittman, founder and former president of MTV. In an interview with Philadelphia Enquirer in 1982 Pittman said, “The strongest appeal you can make is emotionally. If you can get their emotions going, make them forget their logic, you’ve got them. At MTV, we don’t shoot for the 14-year olds, we own them!” (MTV is Rock Around the Clock, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 3, 1982)
Satan knows that, just as music, a gift from GOD, is effective in carrying believers into deep emotional and Spirit-filled worship, it can, when twisted and distorted, effectively carry our children into dark places through lyrics that at once glorify violence, out-of-wedlock sex, and a hedonistic lifestyle, while at the same time belittling traditional values and virtues. The band the Black Eyed Peas, who I think have an enormous amount of talent, were recently the featured band on Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards. In 2010, with their hit, “I gotta feeling,” they were nominated for Favorite Song at these same awards. Let’s take a look at what the kid’s are choosing.
I know that we’ll have a ball
If we get down and go out and just lose it all
I feel stressed out, I wanna let it go
Let’s go way out spaced out and losing all control
Fill up my cup, mozoltov
Look at her dancing, just take it off
Let’s paint the town, we’ll shut it down
Let’s burn the roof, and then we’ll do it again.
© EMI Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.
This song’s lyrics, while promoting wild drinking and sex parties, are tame compared to the accompanying video clip that is essentially a look inside the rave party lifestyle, complete with bi-sexual quasi-orgy scenes and staggering drunks. Remember folks, this was not the MTV awards, this was Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice awards. The home of Sponge Bob Square Pants for goodness sake! Can there be any question that our children are the targets of an all out informational and cultural attack?
Posted on March 12, 2013, in At-risk Children, Children's Ministry, Christian Missions, Parenting, The Church and tagged at risk, children, Christian, Church, family, fatherless, ministry, missions, parent, social, teaching. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.