It's time to stop handling these rappers with kid gloves and letting them run free every time they cry "I'm innocent." Young minds are at stake every time they turn on the television and see a man disrespecting a woman, sliding a credit card down the crack of her backside--thanks, Nelly--or just allowing women to exploit themselves in a music video for a crummy paycheck. (Yes, the women agree to be in these videos by their own free will, but when will they decide they don't want them to sell themselves to the highest bidder anymore?) Young ears are being flooded with the poisonous lyrics of today's rap music. Stop conveying the message that it could ever be appropriate to call a woman a "'ho" or a "b*tch"--regardless of what you personally know about them. It's not okay, ever--whether you're an African American rapper or a white talk-radio shock jock.

We have to teach young boys to respect  women. We have to help young girls understand what it means to love themselves. We have to teach a generation that n*gga, ho and b*tch are not salutations. This is just another portion of the Great Commission and a part of our calling as human beings to correct the errors of our society. Matthew 11:12 says, "…the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." It's time for us to take back what the enemy has stolen from us.