At what point do you clean up the language? Or, should you?
I had a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a comedy show last evening. The headliner was Kevin Hart and he brought his crew the “Plastic Cup Boyz”. Kevin and company ventured to the greater Dayton area and performed at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. My husband and I had been looking forward to the show. Kevin Hart has been on a roll lately. His movies have been doing well and he’s really coming into his own as a comedic actor.
Due to his rise to the upper crust of comedic actors, Kevin has a very diverse following. In fact, the crowd at the Nutter Center was very diverse. I was a little surprised; however, when you consider his movies, Kevin is pretty mainstream. So, it makes sense that he has a diverse following.
The “Plastic Cup Boyz” kicked off the show. They were ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! The “Plastic Cup Boyz” talked about real-life stuff. Most of the jokes were extremely funny because a lot of the things they said are true. The “Plastic Cup Boyz” did an excellent job getting the crowd going and ready for the headliner.
Kevin comes out and the crowd is hype. He’s telling his jokes and all is well…he’s funny. However, I was surprised when Kevin started using the “B word” to refer to women and dropping the “N bomb” to refer to black men. Considering his stardom and his diverse following, I thought Kevin would be past using those terms in his routine. He doesn’t need to use them to be funny nor should he continue to perpetuate any stereotypes. Like I mentioned, I really enjoyed the show and Kevin was funny. I think Kevin could be just as funny without using those words. Actually I would prefer to have women called queens and have our men referred to as kings.
Wives and Husbands
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
In other words, if a man expects a woman to be an angel in his life, he must first create heaven for her. He must love, cherish, and respect her. However, he is only capable of doing this if he is a God-fearing man. He must have “Godfidence”…meaning he trusts God for everything and confidently walks through life. Not only does he do what is right for himself, he makes every decision based on whether it is good for her. In essence, he gives her heaven on earth by loving her like he loves his own body. He loves his wife like he loves himself.