No Neutrality Here Katy Perry

I am not much of a fan of pop culture, pop music, or pop celebrities. The whole scene is one big turn off to me – indeed, it is mostly so boring and banal. But unless one is a complete hermit, one cannot help being exposed to some of the goings-on in popular culture.

While I did not watch it – nor have any desire to do so – I am informed that a big cheese pop culture event just occurred: the Grammys. And as to be expected, it sounds like it was a dreadful affair. It had everything most sensible people would want to avoid like the plague, including yet more zombie-like promotion of homosexual marriage. Whatever that has to do with music is beyond me.

But one performance seems to have especially resulted in a lot of attention. It seems ol’ Katy Perry is at it again. I have written before about how this American pop star has ditched her Christian faith big time:…/perry-pop-and-priorities/

perry 5But her full-on display of the demonic and the occult has got plenty of people talking. Let me simply run with part of one write-up here about all this: “Popular Christian gospel singer Natalie Grant walked out of the Grammys after witnessing a series of performances that even the mainstream entertainment media admitted were occult in nature.

“Grant, who was nominated for two Grammys last night, tweeted her excitement upon arriving at the event but soon made it clear that she left early because what she witnessed conflicted with her Christian beliefs, stating, ‘We left the Grammy’s early. I’ve many thoughts, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I’ll say this: I’ve never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I’ve never been more sure of the path I’ve chosen.’

“Although she remained coy on the exact circumstances, Grant was probably referring to Katy Perry, who was surrounded by demons as she danced around an upside down broomstick before being encircled by fire during a performance of her song ‘Dark Horse’. Perry wore clothing bearing an illuminated Knights Templar cross. Even E! Online tweeted that Perry’s performance resembled ‘actual witchcraft’. Christian music website BreatheCast complained that Perry’s performance was ‘filled with satanic imagery and witchcraft.’

“Viewers also expressed their shock at the occult overtones of the show. However, Grant could also have been offended by the mass gay wedding ceremony which took place during a performance by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Not to be outdone, Beyonce and Jay-Z attempted to up the ante by performing a risqué duet which provoked fury from parents who complained that the spectacle was too explicit for children.”

Now it goes without saying that pop stars and other celebs regularly seek to push the boundaries and try to out-shock one another. It is all part of generating publicity and attention. So they go for the most shocking, the most controversial, and the most sleazy -that seems to be the order of the day for so many of these “entertainers”.

Thus they may not at all be full-blown Satanists and witches or whatever. But that really does not matter. These folks do not seem to realise that one cannot mess around with this stuff without being impacted. Even if it is all for show, there really are powers of darkness out there, and when we mess around with demonic and occultic stuff, we will not walk away from it unscathed.

The world as we know it is not all there is. There is an invisible realm of good and evil, of God and Satan. The Bible everywhere attests to the reality of the supernatural, and of spiritual forces both good and evil. And all of us are impacted by the spiritual war going on around us. All of us are on one side or the other.

Indeed, the truth is, there can be no neutrality here: we are either sold out to Jesus Christ or we are sold out to the devil. People might foolishly think that if they reject Christ they are just being neutral and unaligned. But they are sadly mistaken. When we shake our fist at the living God we are in fact making a formal alliance with the enemy.

Jesus made this quite clear when he said, “He who is not with me is against me” (Matthew 12:30). Or as he said in Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”

This idea of choosing one or the other – with no fence-sitting – is found elsewhere in Scripture. Consider just a few Old Testament texts:

“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)

“Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him’.” (1 Kings 18:21)

There is no neutral ground here. Either Christ gets our full allegiance and devotion, or Satan gets it. Perry has sadly chosen the latter it seems. As I have said before, we need to pray for her – and others like her. She may think she is being oh so cool and hip and trendy.

But there is nothing cool at all in messing around with demons and Satan. It is bad enough when anyone gets involved in the world of the occult and the diabolic. It is even worse yet when someone renounces her Christianity to do so. In the light of all this, this very serious warning from Jesus certainly springs to mind here:

“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.” (Matthew 12:43-45)

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13 Replies to “No Neutrality Here Katy Perry”

  1. And this is not just a case of being oversensitive here; millions of kids worship folks like her. So if she makes the demonic cool, they too will embrace the demonic. This is spiritual treason of the highest order.

  2. Now it goes without saying that pop stars and other celebs regularly seek to push the boundaries and try to out-shock one another.
    If they want to really shock each other, and their fans, they could always try singing a gospel song.

  3. I am convinced beyond a shadow of a biblical doubt that entertainment media is one the bewitching and effective tools of Satan crippling the church today.

    Utterly abhorrent movies, television and music are being embraced and marched through the front door of the church in the name of alleged Christian liberty.

    There are growing numbers of people calling themselves by the name Jesus who are so corrupt as to believe that God teaches His children lessons in righteousness through the Satanic offerings of unregenerate producers of media entertainment. A thing so “wholly other” than the bible that one is left at a loss for adequate response.

    For instance see HERE for the sexual content and language warnings for the recent highly acclaimed abomination “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

    And then see THIS alleged Christian review by a world famous “Christian” movie critic. Even Al Mohler interviewed this man a few years ago as a Christian authority on film. I kid you not. (hopefully he knows better now)

    Yes, we actually HAVE fallen this far.

  4. Well written Greg Smith.

    No doubt it is only going to get worse. Christians have become too lukewarm into saying nothing when this type of rubbish “The Wolf of Wall Street” is presented as entertainment when it’s really pornography.

    No surprise that Kate Perry is an avid supporter of Gay Marriage. Satan is operating successfully on many fronts at present.

    Where are the righteous men with some courage to stop this ugliness? They are few and far between.

    Thanks again Bill

  5. Unfortunately “The Wolf of Wall Street” is an accurate portrayal of what it is like in thee upper levels of Wall Street. The amount of sexual immorality that goes on it just absolutely disgusting.

  6. Great article Bill.
    The music industry awards shows (Grammys, MTV etc) have resembled Sodom and Gomorrah for quite some time now. I’m glad people are finally noticing the Pagan imagery on display, as well as the perversion.

    Did you also see the mass wedding ceremony on stage?

    The stage was set up like a cathedral, and Queen Latifah (using a temporary marriage licence which expired at midnight) conducted a mass wedding for 33 couples (gay and straight) while singing duo ‘Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performed their award winning song “Same Love”, which of course, is a pro-gay marriage song (and feautures a line from Corinthians too).

    Some serious deception on display, as you mentioned.

  7. Dear Bill, Katy Perry needs our prayers.
    Regards, Franklin

    Dear Franklin,
    Our prayers do not preclude the necessary denunciation of her life’s decline into sexually promiscuous occultic apostasy.

  8. Bill, thanks for reminding us that Jesus said that we cannot serve two masters; we are either for Him or against Him. What was once considered wrong is now alright. A recent shocker for me is the proposed municipal statue dedicated to Satan in Oklahoma city, all in the name of equality for Satanists; also the filming of “The Last Temptation of Christ” in Wells Cathedral, UK. The landscape is changing, as right and wrong become shrouded in an insidious mist of tolerance. Pop idols are pushing back the boundaries of decency supposedly portraying empowerment and effectively acting as teachers to their gullible fans. However already some people are starting to recoil. The time is coming to choose who is the master of our souls: God or Satan? Many ministers from the highest to the lowest in the church hierchy have failed to make the case for God. That’s why we are thankful for your tireless efforts Bill!

  9. Satanism and sodomy at the Grammy’s? What else is new?

    We are surely in the end times. Our goal is not to do battle with this fallen world, anymore, but to obey the Great Commission of Christ, and try to bring as many people into our Saviour’s fold as we can. We have to “shake the dust from our feet” and move on to those who are willing listen. Sad, but true. God bless Natalie Grant. She is being persecuted for her convictions, on Twitter, etc.

  10. Thanks for this expose, Bill. Personally, I thank God they’re coming out of hiding. It seems to take a two by four over the head to wake people up to the fact that these performers are satanic pawns. We are explicitly told in the Word of God to “Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves” Is 52:11 and “”Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.” 2 Cor. 6:17. It’s time to take our stand on one side or the other of that fence. If we are going to be counted with Katy Perry, it will be with eyes wide open. If we are going to love and serve God, we’d better make sure we’re not dabbling in the sewer.

  11. Yes, it is certainly easier to sing a gospel song than to actually live a committed Christian life in public.
    Entertainment or other re-creation as I prefer to call it now takes a place it was never meant to occupy.
    As Christians, we could at least make the start of boycotting all that Disney, the worldly concerts, the paraphernalia that goes with it
    I never forget how the pink mafia threatened the Tasmanian government in the mid 90’s through boycotts of Tasmanian goods because they wanted Tasmania to drop it sodomy laws. If they can do it, why won’t we??
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

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