Butt Cheeks, Break Babies, and Boot Leg Preachers: From Slut-Shaming to Private Jets for Ministry

5 Moments When We Should Re-Think Life…

Houston, we have a problem. The hypocrisy is real and running rampant across the Internet. I am not sure if there was something in the water this week, but the following are five things that have happened since Monday that make me believe there just may be. Further, in honor of March being Women’s History Month, we should really take a closer look at some of these unfortunate double standards.

We Should Re-Think Life When…

1.) She’s a “thot,” but you’re the one with the break baby.

I laugh hysterically at the men who used to date women whom they are now calling out their names. I recently researched what the term “slut-shaming” meant, and I found the following definition:

Put in the most simple terms, slut-shaming happens when a person “publicly or privately [insults] a woman because she expressed her sexuality in a way that does not conform with patriarchal expectations for women.

Was this woman a whore when you were dating her? Did you have to “take 30 showers” after you repeatedly slept with her in the past? It gets even more laughable when these mad men take to cyberstalking and trolling their ex’s bikini photos, yet, they are the ones who had a baby, with someone else, during the relationship. Chris Brown and Kanye West, please take all the seats in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. You have no standing to bash Karrueche Tran or Amber Rose for anything. Brown’s behavior is clearly more “thot-ish” than Tran’s posting a pic of her butt cheeks and it was all good just a week ago when Kanye was infatuated with Amber showing her assets for the world to see. By the way, is he not the same man who just posted half-naked pictures of his wife on the Internet? I am void of understanding.

Slut shaming, break babies, double standards, fake Christianity. Hypocrisy is at an all time high. For more from NowWithNicole.com, visit us on the web.

2.) Hakeem can’t have his jet, but Creflo Dollar can?

You hop on social media to shade people who watch certain television shows, such as Empire, RHOA, LAHH, etc., but you’re okay defending a so-called man of God with a history of fleecing the flock and family violence…allegedly. This post is by no means written to glorify or praise shows such as Empire. It is also not a defense for watching the show, because truthfully, last night’s show left me feeling more than a little uneasy the morning after. This piece, however, is meant to highlight the glaring inconsistencies and hypocrisy of some in the body of Christ when it comes to off-screen behavior of those claiming the Kingdom. Many  people in institutional churches are hurting, and it is easy to exploit this vulnerability with slick words and the misuse of Scriptures. I see this often when it comes to so-called leaders asking people to “sow a seed.” It is a curious thing when followers of Christ are okay with celebrating and defending those who spiritually and financially abuse God’s children, but they want to look down their noses at someone for watching a television show. Go figure.

3.) You condemn homosexuality, but you cheat on your wife.

I will just let that marinate and come back to it at another time. There is too much to say for this short piece.

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4.) You preach forgiveness, but you don’t talk about repentance.

This is not Scriptural. It is also quite dangerous to preach from a spiritual and a social perspective. I do not want to imagine the number of people who are caught up in abusive relationships all because they were told about their need to forgive but not about the offender’s need to repent. There is no true reconciliation without repentance. To teach otherwise could cost someone his or her life.

5.) You quote the Scripture, but you don’t live it.

The Pharisees knew the Scriptures. Satan knows the Scriptures. Some people who do not identify themselves as followers of Christ know the Bible. What good is all of the words in the world if you do not walk what you talk? Furthermore, there are times when your words are neither needed nor wanted. Your entire life should be an epistle. When this happens, living the WORD is such a natural part of you, you do not have to use words to prove it.

Everything I write is by leading of Holy Spirit. It is not intentionally purposed to offend.

What do you think? What would you add to this list of times when we may want to re-think life?

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