Pastor Jim Colerick (pictured) has put together a video he thinks will inspire youth who are seeking the “Christian truth.” The “inspirational message” this man of the cloth is sharing is called “Rapping for Jesus,” reports the Daily Mail. Though, the end of the first verse may make you cringe.
Here is the beginning of the song below:
“Well I wrote this song for the Christian youth
“I wanna teach kids the Christian truth.”
“If you wanna reach those kids on the street”
“Then you gotta do a rap, do a hip hop beat.”
“So heed my sermon, an urban kid”
My rhymes are fly, my beats are sick.”
My crew is big and it keeps getting bigger.”
“That’s cause Jesus Christ is my N*gga.
Yes, he said, “Jesus Christ is my N*gga.”
The controversial video, which was uploaded onto YouTube earlier this month by Brian Spinney, could have actually been produced some five years ago. Spinney created his YouTube account on Jan. 15, the same day that Pastor Colerick’s church, West Dubuque 2nd Church of Christ’s website went live online. The website claims the church closed about nine years ago and Spinney, who reveals he was a high school student at the time, says he produced the video with Colerick and his wife.
Watch the video below
The video has been gaining popularity, especially via the social media site Reddit. Though it appears to be a parody with Colerick and his wife, Mary Sue, trying to mimic the moves of urban rappers. Many think the production is harmless. The papal pair with their Christian swag are just using the vehicle of rap to get the word out about Christ and critics should not label their intentions as ‘racist’ is the opinion that is being voiced by many on Reddit.
However, there are those who think such verses as “Jesus Christ is our Nig*a – let his light shine through ya” and “Let his love pop a cap in your butt and say, hallelujah,” are not only racist but blasphemous.
Where do you stand?