Brothas and Sistas, Nelly is a rapper not the Prophet! When he wrote the song: IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE – SO TAKE OFF ALL YOUR CLOTHES, that was not a revelation and he was not taking to us. Really I should just say sistas cause the brothas are keeping their clothes on (even the pre and post mission clothes from 5 years ago… Shout out to brotha Stephen L , I kinda got your back, I said KINDA) :). Now this is something that ya’ll won’t hear at General Conference. Why you ask, cause the General Relief Society President is more like Aunt Bea and less like Madea. However, there’s a few members of the church that are like **Madea and if you ever have the opportunity to meet them you will gain an immediate testimony of modesty, or want to leave the church.
I know you’re wondering how I know all this, and if I’ve had the opportunity to meet such refreshingly honest women… Well, let’s just say I have a testimony of modesty! Yes, it was baptism by fire! No, there are no pictures! Yes, I feel blessed and highly favored! Yes, my feelings were hurt! No, I didn’t leave the church. Yes sistas all is well in zion… Now!
Stop trying to make things sexy that aren’t. If a police woman walked up to my car to give me a ticket dressed the way some of the female officers dress for Halloween, I would have her arrested for sexual assualt. Nobody wants to see a pregnant nun, or stripper L.D.S. Missionary, it ain’t cute! Sistas let’s stop trying to make stuff sexy thats not sexy! Nurses, really? A maids costume? If your answer is yes, don’t be surprised if your husband expects you to clean in that. When did animals become sexy? Animals… Really? Some of the most profound things I’ve learned in my adult life I’ve learned from my Madea. Who would probably tell us not to let Halloween turn nice housewives into modest hoes.
It’s time for us to return back to basics! Where being an animal meant being fully clothed. Dressing like a nurse meant if you walked into a hospital they’d put you to work. And dressing like a maid meant you looked like you could clean places where dirt and dust collected, not that you were trying to collect other peoples husbands. Sistas we have got to stop trying to look like “sexy teens”, so that our teens won’t be trying to look like “sexy women”. We are all beautiful, and some of us really do have “sweet spirits”. It’s time that we once again proclaim, “I’m Mormon, I can’t”. No, let’s switch that “I’m Mormon, I won’t”. I won’t dress immodest, I won’t be the Naughty Angel, no matter how heavenly it might seem. I won’t embarrass my whole entire church by going on Dr. Phil (my own personal issue thought I’d throw it in). Sistas I’m not trying to throw ya’ll under the bus, I’m just saying we have gotten outta control. Lets save something for our husbands in the privacy of our own homes. There’s no need for us to try to solve all the unsolved mysteries of Halloween. Our new motto should be we are “treats not tricks” . Please stop telling folks ” I’m a dead swimmer” so you can wear a bikini (Renee)!
We don’t really want our dear Prophet to have to address this issue again. Asking us how we went from being Celestial Wholesome Queens on the 30 of Oct., to Naughty, Naked, and Obscene on 31 of Oct. What a difference a day makes! I don’t want President Monson calling Madea. Don’t be fooled, the LDS Church has a couple different versions of Madea! Trust me, we got a Madea that speaks every language, even suburbia. What are your thoughts on Halloween? All caution has a cost – “I’m taking my garments off”!! Or does being modest make you spiritually strong – “I’m keeping my garments on”!
** (Mother Dear = usually grandma, sometimes an older woman in the community not always related. Almost always Black) is about to educate ya’ll without putting you through the public humiliation.