You’re Going to Hell If You Watch This Video!January 11, 2013 by Alfonzo Rachel
Of course nobody is going to make a video that’s going to come without criticism. That comes with the territory. And the artist has to know when to concede to certain critiques, and make adjustments, or when to defend the product and not let other people’s criticism change them into whom they want the artist to be, instead of the artist being true to the talent given.
As a Christian artist, my efforts are in promoting Christian conservatism in the culture. It’s a tricky job! On one side you have secularist who prefer self satisfaction over salvation, and on the other side there are some Christians who make people feel judged.
Of course I’m going to say in my fellow Christian’s defense, people are often really defensive anyway and are quick to feel judged.
We’ve all done things we feel really low about from one degree to another, and can be really sensitive about things.
With that, they feel the eyes of judgement on them, when often it’s judgement they’re imposing on themselves, while assuming it’s others judging them.
But anyway. One of the reasons why people avoid Christianity is because they believe that Becoming a Christian means the party is OVER!!!
A big part of the reason I made this video was to show the contrary.
We still get together! We still have a good time! The women can have on swimwear and are not be treated like sex objects. We don’t glorify alcoholic indulgence. At the end of our get together there’s not going to be anybody laying face down in their own puke, or waking up next to some strange person who’ll make them wanna puke.
I’m having more fun in life than I’ve ever had while I was gettin’ high and skirt chasin’. I still like to dance, I still like to ROCK, And My wife is all the groupie I need! ; ) In Christ I still get to do all these things! The freedom is amazing!!!
So y’all, we’re not a bunch of heathens dancing around in the video with women trying to reveal as much as possible, while guys push up on ‘em like they’ve been in prison for five years.
The women are pretty and they look good in their swim wear. That doesn’t sexualize our video. Would Y’all prefer we had women who looked like Debbi Wasserman Shultz in swimwear dancing in the vid? Or would y’all feel better if it were just nothing but guys in the vid?
That would be awkward…
In short. I totally understand that this video may be out of the comfort Zone for some Christians. But I have to ask, does this video really cross the line? Really? Please don’t take my response as being contentious. I respect and appreciate the value of morality. I hope Christians who feel at odds with our video will take this as constructive dialogue. HEAR’S THE ZONATION VIDEO COMMENTARY
And here’s the music video in case you haven’t seen it.