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Monday Sermon: NFL, Lady Gaga, and Evil

This is a new series considering the sports world in light of Biblical morality.  It would be great if sports could be a Godly diversion without delving deeply into that which is ungodly.  To be sure, the Confidential is not a pastor.  But this is just Bible scripture being quoted and compared to modern life anyway.  If you have any ideas for topics, or would like to be a guest author for this or a similar subject, please feel free to send a direct message on Twitter (@acconfi). 

The NFL is supposed to be a diversion from the rigors of daily life.  It is supposed to be entertainment.  Unfortunately, like all other aspects of entertainment, sports is now controlled by evil influences.  A person of any or no religion might agree with the Bible in that “the love of money is the root of all evil.”  1 Timothy 6:10.  From millionaires arguing with billionaires as to how to divide the television, ticket, and memorabilia revenue taken from those who are rather incapable of sparing it… sports teams ransoming a local government to put up money to fund a stadium… to NCAA officials jealously protecting their right to profit off the free labor provided by college athletes… to… you get the picture.  But what people do not realize is just how evil these sports entities have become.

Most recently, the NFL has decided that–of all the performers out there–it would use Lady Gaga for the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show.  The Confidential has long given up on the NFL as simply not interesting, and cannot even remember the last Super Bowl watched.  Selecting a Satanic influence like Lady Gaga for the halftime show does not cause any regret.

The Bible repeatedly notes that a future generation will be full of mockers of God. “How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.”  Jude 1:18.  “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts . . .” 2 Peter 3:3.  Can you think of anyone who epitomizes scoffing, mockery, and walking after their own lusts more than Lady Gaga? 

Ah, you say, there is nothing wrong with Lady Gaga.  She is just a performer of dance music.  Well, let’s take a look at some of those lyrics.  Do you want your family listening to these lyrics or someone who sings these lyrics:



I’m in love with Judas

I’m in love with Judas

Judas! Judaas Judas! Judaas
Judas! Judaas Judas! GAGA

When he comes to me I am ready
I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs
Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain
Even after three times he betrays me

I’ll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown

I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But I’m still in love with Judas, baby
I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But I’m still in love with Judas, baby

I couldn’t love a man so purely
Even prophets forgave his crooked way
I’ve learned love is like a brick you can
Build a house or sink a dead body

I’ll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown

In the most Biblical sense,
I am beyond repentance
Fame hooker, prostitute wench, vomits her mind
But in the cultural sense
I just speak in future tense
Judas, kiss me if offenced,
Or wear an ear condom next time

I wanna love you,
But something’s pulling me away from you
Jesus is my virtue,
Judas is the demon I cling to
I cling to

Yes, this is definitely the type of person you want your family listening to… someone that glorifies Judas, who betrayed Jesus Christ.  And she gets a halftime show?  We need to convert bathrooms to “all gender” to avoid offending those who cannot even grasp the simplicity of male and female, but the NFL needs to promote someone who can offend the Lord.

“Oh, it is just art.”  No, it is not any more “art” than if someone sang a song glorifying HB2 or racism, is it?  A North Carolina law has caused national uproar for its lack of “compassion,” but a singer that glorifies Judas is gleefully given a halftime show.  Is a song glorifying Donald Trump just art?  Is a song glorifying Fox News just art?  If the NFL had chosen a Christian rock band (to the extent that there is such a thing), would that have been dismissed as art and accepted by the masses.  Of course not… because society openly tolerates offending Christians.


“Ah, but it is just one song.”  Is it?  Maybe you prefer the lyrics to Government Hooker, Bloody Mary, Bad Kids, and Born This Way.  And that is just one album.  Wow.  “Born This Way” suggests the tired Satanic mantra of loving yourself the way you are–rather than seeking to change and improve, much less become more Godly.  Jesus never said to love yourself.  He said: “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 10:39.  Jesus dined with sinners, but called them to repent.  Does Lady Gaga think that?  No.  She says: “Just love yourself and you’re set.”  Set for what?  Hell.

Here is something else the Bible says:
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.   [2 Timothy 2-6.]
You can bury your head in the sand like an ostrich.  But in the end times, men will be lovers of themselves.  In fact, doesn’t this paragraph describe today?  We have women loving themselves so much and without natural affection that they will kill their unborn babies.  If you’ve seen a baby Ultrasound at 10 weeks, or even 7 weeks, and are still OK with even first-term abortion, that is just plain evil.  We have families working two jobs, which leads only to adoration of money, kids raised by Daycare (i.e. Don’t care) and atheistic government indoctrination, and adultery.  We have people pursuing pleasure rather than God.  Idiots are posting their dinners on Facebook out of an absurd pride or boast (or self-delusion regarding the degree to which people care).  People hate those that are choosing to eschew evil.  We have false Christians–going to church, but listening to satanic trash like Lady Gaga and Beyonce (or allowing their kids to listen to it!!!).  In fact, how many so-called Christians have a form of Christianity that denies the divinity of Jesus Christ, reducing him to a hippie with some “good ideas” to pick and choose from?  Or how many so-called Christians over-emphasize the “love” aspect of God, completely forgetting that Jesus mentioned Hell far more often than Heaven?  That was part of his love–a warning to turn away from sins of the flesh and to instead turn to God.  Like the 1st and greatest commandment.

In fact, it says clearly to “turn away” from those that are afflicted by the evil of the generation that is describe.  Sure, it is hard to “turn away” from those victimized by Lady Gaga and other entertainment of this ilk.  You may give your family and friends a few chances to get it right before turning away completely.  But it should be much easier for a Christian to “turn away” from Lady Gaga.  The Confidential wishes it still watched the Super Bowl so it would have some meaning to not watch it this year.  But perhaps others can wake up and take a stand this year, when the selection of Lady Gaga for the halftime act should be repugnant to Christians.  If you cannot give up a Super Bowl to defend God, what does that say?
Finally, let’s conclude with the words of Jesus:
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. 23He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.  [John 15: 18-25.]
Are you going to be of this world?  Is your desire to not be hated by the world strong enough to stand up for what is right?  Are you willing to be persecuted by this evil world that hates God?  Are you willing to even just choose God over the Super Bowl?

ACC Football in the Pro Hall of Fame

If you are a fan of college football, then you are at least slightly interested in how players from your favorite school fare in the NFL.  Perhaps you are even a big fan of the NFL too.  Did you know which schools have placed the most players in the NFL Hall of Fame?

Here is the top 10 list, as per the best source we have–the NFL Hall of Fame itself:

  1. Southern California (11)
  2. Notre Dame (10)
  3. Ohio State (9)
  4. Michigan (8) & Pittsburgh (8)
  5. (tie)
  6. Alabama (7) & Syracuse (7)
  7. (tie)
  8. Illinois (6), Miami – Florida (6), Penn State (6), Oregon (6) and Minnesota (6)

That’s right.  Miami, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame.

Not Florida State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Virginia Tech.  You do not see the Big 10’s Wisconsin, Michigan State, Maryland, Rutgers, or Nebraska.  You do not see the SEC’s Florida, Auburn, Georgia, or L.S.U.  You do not even see the Big XII’s Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, or even Texas.

Just recent additions to the ACC, courtesy of the now-destroyed Big East.

Recently, the ACC had a very good NFL draft in 2013.  Looking backward, who are the Hall of Famers, by school, from the ACC?  Here you go:

  • Boston College (2): Art Donovan, Ernie Stautner
  • Clemson (0)
  • Duke (3): Sonny Jurgensen , George McAfee , Clarence (Ace) Parker
  • Florida State (2): Fred Biletnikoff , Deion Sanders
  • Georgia Tech (2): Joe Guyon, Billy Shaw
  • Louisville (1): Johnny Unitas
  • Maryland (2): Stan Jones , Randy White
  • Miami (6): Ted Hendricks , Michael Irvin , Jim Kelly , Cortez Kennedy, Jim Otto , Warren Sapp
  • North Carolina (2): Chris Hanburger , Lawrence Taylor
  • North Carolina State (0)
  • Notre Dame (10): Nick Buoniconti , Dave Casper , George Connor, Paul Hornung , Earl (Curly) Lambeau , John (Blood) McNally, Wayne Millner , Joe Montana , Alan Page , George Trafton
  • Pittsburgh (8): Mike Ditka , Chris Doleman , Tony Dorsett , Russ Grimm , Rickey Jackson , Dan Marino , Curtis Martin , Joe Schmidt
  • Syracuse (7): Jim Brown , Larry Csonka , Al Davis, Floyd Little , John Mackey , Art Monk , Jim Ringo
  • Virginia (3): Bill Dudley , Henry Jordan , Ralph Wilson, Jr.
  • Virginia Tech (1): Bruce Smith
  • Wake Forest (1): Bill George

So there you have it.  The ACC has put quite a few people into the NFL Hall of Fame, led mostly by teams that are new to the ACC fold.

By the way, who has been to Canton?  Did you like the NFL Hall of Fame or find it disappointing?


ACC Draft Recap

Regardless of how well or poorly the ACC does in BCS games, the conference is putting people in the NFL.  Just take a look at all of the ACC players drafted this weekend.  So that you can keep tabs on your former favorites (or even enemies) as they take their talents to the NFL, here is the complete list:

Round 1:

  • Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina, Arizona Cardinals
  • EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State, Buffalo Bills
  • Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse, New York Giants.
  • Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State, Indianapolis Colts
  • Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State, Minnesota Vikings
  • DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson, Houston Texans
  • Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina, Denver Broncos

Round 2:

  • Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame, San Diego Chargers
  • Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State, San Francisco 49ers
  • Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State, Oakland Raiders
  • David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State, Washington Redskins

Round 3:

  • Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State, Tampa Buccaneers
  • Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina, Houston Texans

Round 4:

  • Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse, New York Giants
  • Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson, Atlanta Falcons

Round 5:

  • Earl Wolff, SS, North Carolina State, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia, New York Jets
  • Jonathan Meeks, SS, Clemson, Buffalo Bills
  • Brandon McGee, CB, Miami (Fla.), St. Louis Rams
  • Chris Thompson, RB, Florida State, Washington Redskins
  • Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State, Washington Redskins

Round 6:

  • Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech, Detroit Lions
  • Vinston Painter, OT, Virginia Tech, Denver Broncos
  • Jamoris Slaughter, SS, Notre Dame, Cleveland Browns
  • Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State, Buffalo Bills
  • Nick Moody, OLB, Florida State, San Francisco 49ers
  • Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson, Arizona Cardinals
  • Mike James, RB, Miami (Fla.), Tampa Buccaneers
  • Theo Riddick, RB, Notre Dame, Detroit Lions
  • Kapron Lewis-Moore, DT, Notre Dame, Baltimore Ravens
  • Vince Williams, ILB, Florida State, Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 7:

  • Travis Bond, OG, North Carolina, Minnesota Vikings
  • Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest, New York Jets
  • Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland, Green Bay Packers (just in case you still care about the Terps)
  • Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State, Minnesota Vikings
  • Zeke Motta, SS, Notre Dame, Atlanta Falcons
  • Sean Renfree, QB, Duke, Atlanta Falcons

Schools with nobody drafted: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Louisville, and Pittsburgh

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