Today’s pop culture is Satan’s iPod playlist, Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and Youtube, queues rolled into one. Or you’d think that if you listened to the hard-right, who are so desperate for any call to action that they’re willing to condemn something as frivolous and silly as a Super Bowl half-time show as “complete maximum evil.”
The Holocaust doesn’t have anything on Katy Perry’s half-time show, according to Twin Cities radio host Paul Ridgeway and Christian lunatic Jan Markel. Ridgeway, speaking by phone with Markel, brought up Markel’s most recent Christian News Letter — which claimed that Katy Perry is influenced by writers who “channel demonic forces” and teach us that “we can realize our own inner divinity through occult knowledge.”
Someone discovered the Deepak Chopra quote generator, I see.
Markel went on to warn that this weekend’s performance (wait, the Super Bowl is this weekend?) will be bringing the evil — “complete maximum evil,” no less — to the midfield stage and contaminate the minds of over 112 million viewers in the United States:
It was sort of a head’s up that if you’re going to be watching the Super Bowl this coming weekend. Katy Perry will be doing the halftime and it will be complete maximum evil which is nothing new, and Paul, you of all people know more than anybody with some of the halftime stuff.
I’m so glad we’re being rational about this. I probably couldn’t take them seriously if they weren’t. It’s complete and maximum evil but it’s nothing new. This is just an every day occurrence, but it’s a magnitude of evil deserving of “complete” and “maximum,” since English words don’t have meaning anyway.
Ridgeway agreed, noting that that pop singer Beyoncé’s 2013 half-time show in the Big Easy was “satanic.”
I’ll tell you it got more raunchy and its getting more raunchy. On your website you talked about Beyoncé’s satanic half-time sex show but now this Perry says she has some tricks up her sleeve for the coming show this weekend.
Explaining to the audience just how his warped imagination words, Ridgeway said:
Katy Perry going to be in the half-time show and I want to fill you in a little bit with what Jan’s email newsletter tells us about her because like Miley Cyrus, Perry grew up in a Christian home and made references to God in her early career. But now admits she has left the faith. In fact she said she sold her soul to the devil. She said, ‘I think when the universe gives you these things,’ she’s talking about being on the Super Bowl half-time show, ‘it’s just asking you if you are ready to the next level and I’m getting ready’.
I got a message on my phone a few minutes before I started this, and it was directed at Ridgeway and Markel: apparently the 1970s and 1980s want their silly Satanic Panic back.
Listen to the interview below: