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The Sad, Swift Road To Destruction

Feb 10, 2020

Another celeb thinks she is a theologian and wants to ‘correct’ our views:

It was Jesus who made this very sombre statement, as found in Matthew 7:13-14: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

And it was also Jesus who said the following: “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). And if those two passages are not enough to shake us out of our lethargy and to shatter our delusions, then consider one more, this one from Matthew 7:21-23:

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”

The reality of fake Christians is an exceedingly important one. How many millions of people have convinced themselves that they are Christians when they are not? How many people go around claiming to be Christians yet routinely stand against everything Jesus and Scripture stand for?

In addition to countless individuals who fall into this camp, there are plenty of very public personas that are also doing this. Indeed, it seems that there is a never-ending stream of these celebs who claim to be Christians while pushing every anti-Christian agenda item out there.

And the two key indicators of their talk not matching their walk, of their profession of faith not lining up with what God has to say about these issues, involve their views on abortion and homosexuality. When you hear people claiming to be real deal Christians, yet proudly promote baby killing and the homosexual agenda, we have every right to ask some hard questions.

I have dealt with a number of these folks over the years. For example, a year ago Lady Gaga tore into some genuine Christians, Mike and Karen Pence, claiming that her version of the faith was to be embraced, not theirs. And the defining issue was – you guessed it – homosexuality. I discussed it here at the time: billmuehlenberg.com/2019/01/22/gaga-pence-and-christianity/

And here: billmuehlenberg.com/2019/01/22/29112/

But many others can be mentioned. One recent case involves the American pop star Taylor Swift. Of late the 30-year-old singer has been passing herself off as yet another Christian who has come to set the record straight on these hot potato issues.

She now sees it as her mission to correct 4000 years of Judeo-Christian teaching on these matters, and to bring us up into the 21st century. Thus she has been seeking to make the case as to why Christianity in particular is just thrilled with things like abortion and homosexuality.

As to the latter issue, consider a few article segments:

Taylor Swift says she felt compelled to publicly champion LGBTQ causes in recent months because rights are being “stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male” in the US today. The singer, who has been criticised in the past for not speaking up on political issues, particularly during the 2016 US presidential election campaign, discussed her recent shift to advocacy in a rare interview with Vogue magazine. “Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male,” she says in the September issue. “I didn’t realise until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of.” www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/09/taylor-swift-reveals-why-she-took-a-stand-for-lgbtq-rights

It did not take long for her to make up for lost time. So active and eager has she been to push the homosexual agenda, that she was even given an award for it:

The LGBTQ advocacy organization’s president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis announced that the group will honor Swift with this year’s GLAAD Vanguard Award. In a statement, Ellis said, “From boldly standing up against anti-LGBTQ elected officials to shining attention on the urgent need to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination through the Equality Act, Taylor Swift proudly uses her unique ability to influence pop culture to promote LGBTQ acceptance.” www.vulture.com/2020/01/taylor-swift-glaad-vanguard-award.html

And she tries to say it is because she is a Christian that she has taken these stands:

The new Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” features pop star Taylor Swift touting her shift to politics, and it takes a left turn when she tries to define what Christians believe to match her own progressive ideas. In the aftermath of President Trump’s election, Swift has not only been speaking out about political candidates, she’s even been using her music to promote a pro-LGBT agenda. For example, Swift’s rainbow-clad music video last year for her single, “You Need to Calm Down,” is an ode to the LGBTQ community and takes jabs at those who disagree with the lifestyle.

Now one excerpt from the Netflix film “Miss Americana” highlights how Swift has been breaking away from her earlier apolitical image to become someone with a heart for politics, tying it to her brand of religion. One clip from the film shows Swift trying to explain what led her to speak out on her political beliefs, particularly her endorsement of Democrat Phil Bredesen in the 2018 Senate race against pro-life Republican Marsha Blackburn. “This was a situation where, from a humanity perspective and from what my moral compass was telling me I needed to do, I knew I was right, and I really didn’t care about repercussions,” Swift said.

The excerpt depicts Swift arguing with her parents and publicist over whether to post social media messages regarding her entry into politics and the backlash it may cause. Swift goes on to describe her disgust with Blackburn’s Bible-based policies and Christian beliefs. “I can’t see another commercial and see Marsha Blackburn disguising these policies behind the words ‘Tennessee Christian values’. Those aren’t Tennessee Christian values. I live in Tennessee. I’m a Christian. That’s not what we stand for.” www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2020/february/pro-lgbt-pro-choice-taylor-swift-says-her-brand-of-christianity-is-the-real-christianity

And she made clear her pro-abortion views last year in an interview: “The Guardian met Swift as Tennessee lawmakers were voting to impose a near-total ban on abortion in the state. ‘Obviously, I’m pro-choice,’ Swift said on the matter. “I just can’t believe this is happening.’ She pledged to ‘do everything I can for 2020’.” www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/23/taylor-swift-trump-thinks-his-presidency-autocracy

There you have it, folks: the gospel according to a very young Ms Swift. She is here to straighten out our faulty beliefs. Jews for 4000 years and Christians for 2000 years have simply got things wrong here, and this budding theologian is here to set the record straight. And how very thankful we all are for these new revelations.

As is always the case in these sad situations, we need to keep people like this in prayer. If she persists in this shaking of her fist at God, telling him he is wrong, and that she is right, she will very swiftly and easily indeed slide into a lost eternity. She needs to learn that it is her Creator and Judge who gets to decide what is right and wrong, true and false, and not some young upstart.

She needs to renounce her own humanist agendas and surrender her life to Christ. Otherwise she is just another celeb who is on the highway to hell, as one rock song put it. Otherwise she is on the broad road that leads to destruction, as Jesus put it. Please keep her in your prayers.

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8 Responses to The Sad, Swift Road To Destruction

  • “Cisgender” is a complete nonsense and a means to further deceive. Taylor Swift is, in my opinion, a moron as are all who profess such nonsense.
    “Cisgender”, apparently, means or stands for those who accept on a moment to moment basis that they are the gender that is on their birth certificate. In other words, it is an attempt to confuse and mislead and even deceive everyone that what the birth certificate states and or what you mind and body tells you is of no account but that each of us simply decides what gender we are on a moment to moment basis as opposed to what gender we actually are.
    Taylor Swift and other morons reject the notion that God made a male and female (male and female he created them) thus, in essence, they are indicating that a. God does not exist or that b. God does not know what he is talking about. Taylor swift and the other morons ignore reality such as a man impregnating a woman and a woman being pregnant. I wonder what Taylor Swift and the other morons would say if a pregnant woman who is a cisgender and owns her body (forget that she did not want to get pregnant because if we are going down that path then the obvious question would be – why did she get pregnant in the first place if she owns her body?) After all, if you own something you control it – right? Anyhow, back to Taylor Swift and the other morons, if the cisgender woman who owns her body decides, as a cisgender, that she is now a man. How then does ‘he’ explain the pregnancy? Maybe the child is a cisgender and decide that it does not exist at all?
    The fault is ours because if we were diligent these morons would be in a safe place such as an asylum. Methinks its time the 98.2% of the population put the 1.8% of the population in asylums where they can be half trusted – including Taylor Swift where she can admire her little medals for support of queers and lunatics.
    John Abbott

  • Ben Shapiro does a great job of flaming Swift’s new sanctimonious self-serving documentary:

  • Thanks Damien, a great response by Ben.

  • Hi Bill. It is always so sad when someone identifying as a Christian espouses views that are in direct conflict with what the Bible, the Holy Word of GOD says. Especially sad when that person is a high profile celebrity with a lot of influence over our often times easily influenced and inexperienced youth. Yes we must pray for Taylor Swift’s Salvation. She too is relatively young and in an industry where peer pressure must be overwhelming and perhaps career ending if you don’t ‘bow the knee’ to the woke left. We must pray for her to repent and bow the knee to the KING of Kings; her salvation assured and using her gifts and fame to influence many to accept JESUS as LORD and SAVIOUR. We sure are seeing a lot of madness and delusion. Thank you for calling it out again good and faithful servant. GOD bless, Cheryl Ciccotosto

  • Sadly, Bill another famer-flamer making like a comet on their hellbent streaking toward awaiting burn out.
    Paul speaks about pseudo-believers that travel a wide worldly way as having, “… a form (formula) of godliness, but denying the power thereof…” 2 Tim. 3:5
    Barna, I believe I read in 2007, researched a group of Christians that spoke of their church attendance being dedicated and maintained every Sunday year round; yet of these same faithful attendees, a startling 42% also declared that they did not consider themselves to be “born again”.
    You mention that Ms. Swift calls herself, pro-choice, and indeed there is a passage in Scripture that affirms such a status available to those falling backward into some dark faith denying make over. 2 Peter 2:22: ” But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his vomit again, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
    I pray as in my own past, that Ms. Swift’s rebellious self has a knot swiftly jerked in her tail!
    ie. Hebrews 12: 5-8.

  • It always surprising what world the left lives in. In the REAL world it it “straight white ‘cisgender’ males” no are having their rights trampled on the LGBTQXYZ+ people have everyone bending over backwards for them! They have more rights than anyone. I think leftest world and bizzaro world might be the same.

  • There is a character on a show – NCIS – Gibbs who is known to give people slaps up the back of the head. Sometimes I think there are a lot of people God needs t to give the Gibbs treatment to.

  • Damien, that is just so great – what an amazing takedown. Great find!!

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