Media v. Morality: Which side are you on?

Natalie Grant, a nominee for the Christian music award, walked out of the Grammy’s, causing an uproar on social media.

“We left the Grammy’s early. I’ve many thoughts about the show tonight, most of which are probably better left inside my head,” Grant posted on her Twitter account.

Grant also posted, “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.”

Social media users were quick to judge Grant, accusing her of leaving because of Macklemore’s performance, which included gay marriage.

Grant responded, “I have many gay friends and there is absolutely no hate in my heart. Nor did I EVER say that.”

Judging by the climate of this year’s Grammys, it’s more likely that Grant left due to the performance of media grabbers like Katy Perry and Beyoncé.

Beyoncé’s performance resulted in outraged parents across the country. Many called her disrespectful and questioned why a mother would behave like Miley Cyrus on national television.

A poll done by Mail Online shows that 78% of respondents think that Beyoncé’s performance crossed the line. Just for a comparison, that’s higher than any President’s overall approval rating on the record.

Perry’s performance consisted of undeniably intentional satanic symbolism with apocalyptic background scenes while she used a witch’s broomstick like a stripper pole.

Near the end of the performance she depicted herself being burned at the stake while wearing a Knights Templar cross. In the background of the entire performance were depictions of the Knights Templar’s horned icon, Baphomet.

Perry’s unsettling performance resulted in Entertainment Online asking if we just witnessed actual witchcraft, while many other media outlets and social media users made similar comments.

Perry, who was originally a gospel singer like Grant, nervously said in more than one interview in 2010, “I wanted to be like the Amy Grant of music, but it didn’t work out, so I sold my soul to the devil.”

Even Perry’s father, who is an evangelical preacher, has called her a “child of the devil” in his sermons, breaking down into tears saying she is worshipping the wrong thing.

Beyoncé has done photo shoots with the same icon of the Templars featured in Perry’s Grammy performance while Jay-Z has worn clothing with the motto “do as thou wilt,” an ideal tracing back to a British occultist named Aleister Crowley, who has several descendants now working in powerful places such as Hollywood and CNN.

Even more troublesome than these cultural icons dominating the Grammy’s is their presence in politics. In a more recent interview, Perry said that President Obama has called her on multiple occasions, and that she even helped him win Wisconsin in the 2012 election.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z also have close relations with the current White House. President Obama has personally thanked them for their friendship and Michelle Obama has even called Beyoncé a role model.

After the couple’s controversial trip to Cuba for “educational” purposes, Jay-Z released a song called “Open Letter,” in which he used extremely foul language while bashing politicians. He also sang that President Obama told him, “Chill, you gonna get me impeached.”

During a 2012 fundraiser held by Jay-Z, President Obama said, “Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.”

It’s quotes like these that really make me wonder exactly why our people, and even our President, qualify these individuals as “role models” who are worthy of the national spotlight.

With Beyoncé wearing Baphomet for photo shoots, Jay-Z openly promoting values taught by occultists, and Katy Perry saying she sold her soul to the devil, I feel about as comfortable as Natalie Grant with the performances seen at the Grammy’s this year.

I’m a huge advocate of freedom of expression, but these celebrities express occultist ideals while doing occult-style performances.

Much of what we see at these shows would be considered public indecency anywhere else, so I don’t see how the public, let alone the President, can allow these people to have any influence over the American people.

At the end of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” performance at the Grammy’s, she says, “Are you ready for a perfect storm? Cause once you’re mine, you’re never going back.”

If Perry’s actions or words are symbolic of her presence in our culture, I’ll gladly stay on my side of the fence where children aren’t exposed to blatant Satanism and demoralization.



  1. Judith Arthur says:

    artticle is perfect, well written and easily understood. thanks

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