Thursday, March 09, 2006

its hard out here for a pimp

A song titled It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp recently won an Oscar for best original song in a soundtrack. As I sat and watched the Oscars, and watched the song performed live, my stomach turned. We’re glorifying pimps now?

A girl named Kelly recently posted some very powerful thoughts on this very subject. Check out her thoughts here.

Thanks Kelly. And thanks Phil for pointing this article out.

Comments on "its hard out here for a pimp"

 

Blogger Neatr_natr said ... (4:23 PM) : 

Thanks for the link Tim, good article. There is a kid in the corps here who must say the word pimp at least every five minutes. Knowing what little I know about pimps and how sad it makes me that its hard for them, do you think its appropriate to bring this information to him, he is about 10 or 11. Oh and he may or may not be deranged, his behavior is pretty eratic sometimes.

 

Blogger Nicole_Hostetler said ... (7:24 PM) : 

Thanks Tim for the link! Can I be honest...I've never heard a sermon or instruction to go to these lost! Hmm...guess I'm feeling challenged to bring this info to our people (we live in a sheltered bubble many times in the church). Thanks again!

 

Blogger Jim said ... (9:23 PM) : 

Thanks Tim for the link. Kelly has spoken poignantly. We are trying to wrap our brains around some of these huge subjects for Youth Councils this year (Revolution) and human trafficking (for sex or domestic servanthood) is one that is impacting us unbelievably. We soon came to learn that NE Ohio is one of the largest markets for it (close proximity to Canada and low security entrance into US - Lake Erie). I can't shake the weight of the recognition that we as the SA youth department (up until now) have had no impact on stopping it. May God wake us up!

 

Blogger Sean said ... (12:53 AM) : 

Glad to hear some Gorka. As for the oscars... um yeah, I wasn't putting alot of stock in moral lessons coming out of Hollywood, though it does say something of the movie itself being as popular as it was. I cannot say that I was drawn to seeing it.
It is rather sad the glorification of straight immorality that gets shoved into the hearts and minds of young people, espescially in the city.

 

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