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Katy Perry, The 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, And America’s Unchristian Culture

Harmless entertainment? You make the call.


How far will Katy Perry go, and do people even care? There is no denying Americans have become super-desensitized to godlessness. What we accept as ‘normal’ entertainment today was considered immoral a hundred years ago – or even fifty. Many have learned the hard way that if we don’t teach our children to believe in and live for Jesus Christ, the world will definitely teach them not to. What messages are promoted during a Super Bowl?

By selecting Katy Perry, the NFL again reveals their lack of concern for young children who will be watching. Money, ratings, and pleasing their advertisers are priorities. (We could also discuss some of the commercials, but that’s for another time.) The NFL’s endorsement of evil and ignorance of spiritual things is problematic. Perry recently suggested the NFL knows she likes to walk the line of what is acceptable and what is offensive. So much for being family-friendly.

There is a possibility Katy Perry’s performance will be tame compared to Beyonce’s 2013 satanic halftime sex show (above), but Perry did say she has a few tricks up her sleeve for February 1st. Over 100 million viewers will be watching the Super Bowl halftime show.

Like Miley Cyrus, Perry grew up in a Christian home and made references to God early in her career, but now admits she has left the faith. In an interview with ET about the Super Bowl gig, Perry stated:

I think when the universe gives you these things, it’s just asking you if you’re ready for the next level. And I’m getting ready.

This is a good reminder to pray for those who look to “the universe” or to other gods for answers. They simply lack understanding of the living God of the Bible. In another interview where she joked about being celibate for a year, some wondered if she was serious. Her later response was, “I’d rather die” than not have sex for a year.

Parents, please remember this: whether a celebrity acknowledges it or not, they are role models for young people. Bad or good, millions of children will try to be just like them by mimicking their behavior and lifestyle.

Let’s flash back to the 2014 Grammy Awards. It may have been a desperate attempt by Awards organizers to get ratings and make headlines, smack in the middle of primetime hours. Katy Perry’s performance of her song “Dark Horse” appeared to be a black magic witchcraft ritual. It began with a sinister voice: “She casts spells from crystal balls. Invoking spirits. She put me in a trance.” Perry then sang while four horned, demon-like figures appeared.

Wearing black witches clothing emblazoned with a glowing red Knights Templar cross on her chest, she emerged from the crystal ball while demons danced frantically around her. The Knights Templar were a medieval occult society some consider to be the originator of Freemasonry, the Bavarian Illuminati, and the keepers of “sex-magick” secrets as practiced by Aleister Crowley’s O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis)

Perry and fellow witches used their brooms to perform a pole dance of sorts. The act featured a beast with Moloch horns and dark-robed dancers. The song ended with a circle of fire around her, apparently symbolizing her being burned at the stake. E! Online even tweeted: “Um, did we just witness actual witchcraft during Katy Perry’s ‪#Grammys performance?” ‬‬‬‬

Sadly, Perry’s music and videos are being used to seduce young fans. She now seeks spirituality in the writings of people such as neo-gnostic medium, Echart Tolle, who channels demonic forces and teaches we can realize our own inner divinity through occult knowledge.

Years ago, Perry admitted, “I sold my soul to the devil” after her original goal to make it in Christian music did not work out. Her first big hit was “I Kissed a Girl.” Though Perry’s father, an evangelical minister, loves his daughter, he has pleaded for people to pray for Katy. A few years back, Keith Hudson stated:

I was at a concert of Katy’s where there were 20,000. I’m watching this generation, and they were going at it. It was almost like church… I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They’re loving and worshiping the wrong thing.

Katy Perry is not alone. Though we don’t know how deeply she is invested into the occult, the music industry features many performers engaging in Satanism and witchcraft. Some utilize demonic powers to ensnare their followers.

Whether we’re discussing entertainment or everyday life, we shouldn’t expect unbelievers to act like Christians, nor should we judge them – they need salvation through Jesus. We can, however, overcome our silence by warning, informing, and encouraging others to be more discerning and to avoid the garbage this world often produces and promotes.

Too many families have conformed to the world; and according to the Bible, friendship with the world is hostility toward God:

Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4)

Harmless entertainment? You make the call. A chasm exists between being edified and slimed. We can’t protect our hearts and minds while filling them with trash. Some call it entertainment; I call it soul pollution, and there are better things we can do with our time.

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