Was singer Katy Perry’s performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday “demonic?” That’s how Glenn Beck described it on his radio show Tuesday, saying he wasn’t so much shocked by the performance, but rather shocked that it wasn’t a major topic of conversation on Monday.
“The fire in the circle, her hanging onto the witch’s broom, and the guys with the gigantic horns on their head in the background…” he said with a laugh of disbelief. “I mean, it is — it’s full-fledged witchcraft and demonic glorification, I think.”
You can watch the complete video of Perry’s performance here, but be advised that it contains material that may make some audiences uncomfortable.
Beck’s co-host Stu Burguiere pointed out that “the argument from some of [Perry’s] fans is that … she’s going for a ‘Joan of Arc’ type of thing where she’s the good person in this demonic battle.”
But Beck didn’t seem moved, sarcastically reflecting on whether Joan of Arc used a “broomstick as a stripper pole” like Katy Perry.
Though Perry was originally a Christian singer, the pop star rejected her childhood faith in a December interview with Marie Claire. She said she still has a “deep connection with God,” but no longer identifies as Christian, nor does she believe in “an old man sitting on a throne.”
Beck said that after Perry’s performance Sunday, he couldn’t help but think of “the [Democratic National Convention] where they denied God three times.”
“Where are we headed as a society? Where are we headed as a society?” he asked. “We are worshiping a god. It’s just not the God that says love each other; be charitable; be good to each other.”
“It’s not going to end well,” Beck warned. “We’re worshiping a god that is glorifying division. It is glorifying just bad things, dark things, dark thoughts. It is glorifying envy and greed, stuff, materialism. It’s not a good path.”
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