for your consideration

Halftime Sex Show At Superbowl, In Spanish

I'm not sure where I should post this piece, Notes To The Family or For Your Consideration.

This is for the family alone, who will know how to receive it.  But it is not a detailed discussion of what is occurring in society and you must piece much of it together with what you know from the Word and have learned about accepted Christian dress and conduct.  And for that reason I started this post within the working forum of For Your Consideration -- just consider what is being said and see if it rings true with what you know.

But I'm torn.  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, I want to title it 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? Oh, yes there was a political statement by Jlo who has now confessed to making a political statement, that had to be explained to us? But still, my assessment --  completely devoid of scientific, political, educational, or social value.

Lets look at community standards.  The Superbowl has or is a massive community, one could say worldwide. And although the event was held in Miami, Florida, an American city, little of the halftime show was in English. (There is a problem with any musical number being performed in a language not understood by the audience.)  Of course there were 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.  Depending upon the size and diversity of the community, actions may have different meanings.  Are we to recognize that community standards are different for the Latino community? If so, should such recognition be considered a slur?

And were the songs in a language known to the audience, would that have in any way mitigated the visual? We observed a show that was provocative, lustful, prurient, and full of sex!  Shakira and JLo, stated 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 little girls to do more than open doors to opportunity by demonstrating their sexual prowess and willingness? Couldn't the 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? Most of the audience gather to watch football and the soon-to-be celebrated commercials.  None among us have determined to spend Sunday evening watching a well choreographed sex show with our families.

The greater shame is that these things 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 is light.