ELSEWHERE: Is Your Favorite Pop Star Part of the “Devil-Worshipping Thralls of the Illuminati”?

Over at Medium, Stu Horvath considers the claims of some of the more, uhm, eccentric Christian popular culture critics. Are pop starts like Beyonce, Kanye West, and Jay-Z really part of a mystical organization run by and for Satan himself? The answer may (not) surprise you.

About Richard Clark

Richard H. Clark is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture. He has a Master of Arts in Theology and the Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Louisville, Ky. He is also the managing editor of Gamechurch and a freelance writer for Unwinnable, Paste, and other outlets.
E-mail: clarkrichardh [at] gmail [dot] com.
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  • Esther O’Reilly

    Yeah, and remember when they were doing this analysis on Amy Grant too? Now the one thing I will say is that flirting with legit Satanism actually was a part of the heavy metal culture, not just a cool fashion thing. I remember a piece from Matt Linder that discussed the nightmarish visions of one singer after getting into a book on Satanism lent to him by Ozzy Osbourne. The author of the piece seemed to be blowing all that off a little too flippantly. Some of those hard-core bands were serious. But of course it’s silly overkill to say that the Illuminati is trying to take over America through Katy Perry’s earrings and Justin Bieber’s owl tattoo.


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