A while back, I posted an exchange I had with a brother who disagreed with my use of a particular phrase in one of my songs. I get all kinds of emails and messages from people who disagree with what I do. And some of you might be surprised to see how angry and cruel some of these people can be. For some reason, though, I actually find these messages refreshing because, if nothing else, they're honest. And it also reminds me that there are many out there who are opposed to what we do and that those who take the time to send angry messages are boldly, and at times, sinfully expressing what is on the hearts of many.
With that said, I want to post a message that I got from someone with the screen name of "Michelk". In response to my post on Christianity and the Arts. I'm curious- how would you respond to a message like this? And do any of you think this person makes any valid points? What do you think?
Quite a new low for the reformed world. I would like to know how anyone thinking they are "reformed" could support this obvious compromise with the lowest element of American entertainment culture. As a parent I teach my children that rapp, rock and pop are not for the child of God. Rapp's origins are from the pit of the black gangster, druggy, welfare culture! What are you people thinking?!! Just before you call me a racist, rock music comes also from the 60's white, hippie, sex and drugs culture (though they say rock actually has its roots in black music and was popularized by men like Elvis). I want pure kids not "christianized" versions of the worldly heathen/hedonistic culture. What reformer would endorse such a thing? none. You know, the Reformers left the Roman Catholic church because they realized that it was shot through with paganism/heathenism. Looks like its time for a new Reformation! You should all be ashamed of yourselves!