Monday, December 8, 2008
Personally I'm appalled that any church would allow Fantasia to perform in their building. I hope they didn't charge a fee to get in. Yes I said perform! First off I don't have any thing against Fanny. I understand that she is a performer and that what she do. But there is a conflict of interests here. Appearance is every thing. You can't be at the top of both worlds. Our young Christians need to be taught in the things of God. Samuel was taught by the man of God about the things of God. When they are doing questionable things we need to say something about it. I no some of you'll will say that I am being judgmental and that's alright. The church should not be used for performances. The church is a place of worship. I hope I am not the only one who see this as a conflict between the church and the world. Her performance( there's that word again) most likely featured all of the bouncing, sensual, hip grinding, etc. you would expect from a hip hop or R&B artist. I just believe that churches should be more discriminating in these matters. Fanny performed at Bethel AME on Druid Hill Avenue in Baltimore and on television a couple of months ago. I remember when she had performed on American Idol where she wore stiletto heels, a black studded v-neck pantsuit with no sleeves. From my understanding Fanny sung “Jesus Be a Fence Around Me’’ and “The Lord Is Blessing Me.’’ I bet during her performances she was screaming the lyrics like only she and patti La Bella can do. I also note that both her mother and grandmother are preachers by the way and it's nothing wrong with that. Most likely that is were Fanny got her mimicking of the church from. My understanding No one was allowed to video Fanny at Bethel as she did the “holy” dance, walked from the podium and into the audience in stocking feet, and engaging the audience and the choir in a call and response style. So I searched the Web and found a similar Fantasia performance of the “Blessing Me” song on YouTube!