This is the generation that will abolish abortion

My thoughts on the new Lil Wayne video – How To Love which has a somewhat pro-life, pro-chastity message

First I want to warn people that this video contains some disturbing scenes that could be offensive to some, but they are real, raw and very relevant in my opinion.  

I am not going to go as far as calling Lil Wayne pro-life or pro-chastity, but I think he nailed a lot of reality in this video.  It shines a much needed light on the fact that so many men are failing as fathers, husbands and men.  I strongly believe that most women who end up in these circumstances could have avoided them if there were men in their lives who actually acted like men and loved them the way they needed to be loved.

Don’t get me wrong: I am not saying that men are better than women or that women will always end up as strippers or prostitutes without a good man in their life. What I am saying is that when men fail to be the fathers they need to be to their children, when they fail to be the husbands they need to be to their wives, and when they fail to be respectful and treat women as the gifts that they are, it can have horrible effects on the women in their lives.

Everyone must take responsibility for their actions and answer to God for those actions. As a father I also feel the responsibility to show my daughters the love they need so they don’t end up in situations like this. I think Chris Rock said it best when he said in a comedy routine about his daughter, “My only job in life is to keep her off the pole”.

I have three daughters and three sons and my oldest daughter is just 8 months away from becoming a teenager.  Most people will ask me about how I will protect my daughters and make sure they don’t end up with some idiot guy. While I think about that a lot, I also think a lot about how I will teach my sons not to be that idiot guy.

I want to make sure that my sons know what it means to be a man and how they should love and treat women. Part of that will be to make sure they don’t make the same mistakes that I did; I was no angel.  My prayer is that my sons will never be like the boys in the first half of this video, but be men who will treat women with the respect and dignity that they deserve. I know that if more men would “man up” and be the men they should be, there would be far less abortion, prostitution, strip clubs….

The one thing Lil Wayne left out that we cannot forget is that the real answer to “How To Love” is with the love of God the Father and the hope of Christ.

Like I said in the beginning, this video is a bit rough but that is why I like it: it is realistic and a good wake up call to men.

8 Comments

  1. Posted September 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Bryan, when I first saw this video a couple weeks ago I was left speechless. I tried to write a blog about it but all of my emotions were jumbled and I felt like most of my pro-life conservative friends would take this video seriously. I’m glad you saw this video in a positive light despite Lil Wayne’s history of sexually explicit videos. In your blog you mentioned Lil Wayne left out one thing – God. Look closer, because he didn’t. During the abortion and HIV scenes the nurse has nothing around her neck, but in the final scene she is wearing a necklace with a cross on it. You may have to rewrite your blog now haha ;P

  2. james
    Posted September 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Lil wayne is a hypocrite. You see him in this video he’s sensitive or whatever about strippers and stuff, and then you go to almost every other video he has and he’s entertaining stripping and everything the video was about.

    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

      Yes he is a hypocrite, but that does not change the good message we can take from this video. Like I said in the commentary I won’t proclaim him as pro-life or pro-chastity but I will say this video has a lot to say.

    • Posted August 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

      I think it is also important to remember that we are going to get the entertainment we ask for. Something inside Lil Wayne convinced him that it was appropriate to release this video. If we want more positive content like this, we have to continue to shun the bad and embrace the good. Let him know we appreciate quality content with a quality message.

  3. Charles
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    It’s great but honestly I can’t understand a word he say’s or any other rapper for that matter!

  4. Posted September 9, 2011 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Train a child in the way should go….. We also need to be Godly examples for our children. We need to be parents and not their friends! Love them even when it hurts!

  5. Katy
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    What I liked about this video was the comparison between the doctor and nurse when they were telling her she was HIV+, and when they were congratulating her on a positive pregnancy test. When they were telling her that she had HIV, the doctor and nurse looked beaten, run down, and empty. Then fast-forward, and they are telling her she’s pregnant. The nurse is wearing a cross, she looks beautiful, and the doctor looks healthy and lively. I loved it!

    I wish Lil Wayne had good messages to share overall. If all of his music was like this I’d actually really really like him.

  6. Jon
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Hey Bryan,
    Thanks for the post. I didn’t know about this video until now. Check out these other rap song videos with pro-life messages, one of regret and one of thanksgiving:

    Flipsyde – “Happy Birthday” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5f9-b-Zfnw

    Nick Cannon – “Can I Live” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdOCwd9EttE

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