Swanson: Taylor Swift Singing Demon Songs

I‘m no expert on Taylor Swift. In fact, I’ve never knowingly heard a single song of hers (I might well have heard one somewhere and not known it was her). But wingnut extraordinaire Kevin Swanson keeps up with pop culture and he thinks Swift is singing “demon songs” because one of them obliquely references The Gay.

“That’s the way it goes as another nice little Presbyterian, Southern Baptist girl bites the dust, following the trajectory of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, taking their 13-year-old fan club all the way,” the Religious Right broadcaster lamented on his radio program yesterday.

He added that parents should make sure that their children aren’t listening to musicians like Taylor Swift.

“They’re all riding the train and they start out with a benign Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus and before you know it they’re singing their demon songs and they’re making their attributions to their homosexual friends and that’s the way a national apostasy occurs,” Swanson warned.

I bet she even eats those lesbian abortion Girl Scout cookies too, and washes it down with one of those Monster energy drinks that was made by Satan! How clear does it have to be, people?

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  • Synfandel

    Being of a certain age, I’m not very familiar with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, or Taylor Swift, but if their music can lead to “a national apostasy”, I’m rapidly becoming a fan.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Yeh!!

    Well the Beatles were bigger than Jesus … Take that Taylor ‘Tiny Demon’ Swift!!!!

  • John Pieret

    Okay, so when I read about Swanson’s apoplexy, I went and hunted up a video of Swift’s song. It wasn’t tear-the-ears-out-of-your-head bad, but it was nothing more than standard bubble-gum pop. It’s called “Welcome to New York” and most of the song is simply repeating that phrase. The “demon” lyric is:

    Everybody here was someone else before

    And you can want who you want

    Boys and boys and girls and girls

    It takes real talent to work your knickers into a knot over that.

  • bmiller

    I am going to send him a CD with NIGHTBRINGER’S latest Magnum Opus, Ego Dominus Tuus

    http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/nightbringer/egodominustuus.html#2

    I imagine we will hear the Head ‘Slosion on the West Coast1

  • bmiller

    John Pieret: But the following lyrics do not mention “stoning” and “burning the witches” so they do not meet this Goof’s demanding standards of Christian love.

    The thing is, he is actually correct. “The Culture” has turned explicitly against his wicked (yes, it is wicked!) religion, and that infuriates him.

  • grumpyoldfart

    He’s got a strange speech rhythm going in the early part of that clip with each word drawn out so slowly. I think he must have lost his script and was having trouble remembering what he wanted to say.

  • dingojack

    Blur. Girls & Boys. Parklife, 1994.

    (But I’m sure someone can go even earlier…)

    Dingo

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    What, she’s singing about what a pathetic boyfriend Satan was? And how she just shakes him off? Why would a Christian consider that bad?

  • U Frood

    Does she seek Jesus’s help to shake Satan off? What arrogance to think she was the power to do it herself!

  • Loqi

    That’s the popular devil music of today? Hardly a good goat sacrificing soundtrack.

  • cptdoom

    “National apostasy”? You mean like the one instituted when our Founding Fathers refused to recognize the One True Church is the Roman one and allowed all forms of heresy and blasphemy to flourish under the First Amendment.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    Good thing this guy has never seen the video for Swift’s Mean. It’s terribly disrespectful to good Christian gay-bashers. He’d probably have a stroke.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    @ richardelguru

    Taylor Swift is 5’10”. Odd are she’s at least taller than Jesus.

  • dugglebogey

    There are a lot of rumors out there that Swift is actually closeted gay. I think this guy is just trying to get on the “I hated her first!” bandwagon.

  • skylanetc

    Hah! If that bit of liberal lyrics freaked him out, I wonder what he’d think of Steely Dan’s Godwhacker?

    .

    http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858557176/

    .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-F3n_G_0O0

    .

    How’s that for a “demon song,” Kevin?

  • scienceavenger

    Being of a certain age, I’m not very familiar with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, or Taylor Swift…

    Ditto, but my 13-year-old fixed that for me. For the rest of you old farts, saying “Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, or Taylor Swift” talentwise is kind of like saying “Madonna, Pat Benatar, or Chrissy Hyde”. Truth is Taylor Swift is a lot better songwriter than people give her credit for. She’s no Dylan, but in some ways she’s the poster g…person for double standards in music, because if she wasn’t female and blonde I think she’d get a lot more credit for that than she does. But mark my words, she’ll make the 2035 oldies channels. The other two won’t.

    As for demon songs, if Taylor Swift’s relatively saintly lyrics makes this idiot Swanson nervous, Avril Lavigne must give him a heart attack.

  • karmacat

    We could make him listen to the Butthole Surfers songs, like Sweat Loaf (“be sure and tell your mother Satan”) and Bar-b-cue Pope.

  • David Eriksen

    I was just listening to a song that contains the line “In nomine dei nostri Satanas Luciferi excelsi.” I expect my devil music to be a little less subtle.

  • David Eriksen

    Not sure how I screwed up the HTML but the link was supposed to go to this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYiOJzVzGLE

  • felidae

    I need to talk Kevin Swanson –I need a referral for an exorcist to chase the demons out of my Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner

  • Rick Pikul

    @dingojack:

    You mean like Rough Trade. High School Confidential. Avoid Freud (1980) or Lou Reed. Walk on the Wild Side. Transformer (1972)?

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    @holytape

    “Taylor Swift is 5’10”. Odd are she’s at least taller than Jesus.”

    But John Lennon was 5’11”!

    Win, Me!!!!!!!

  • anubisprime

    A rather infamous wackjob from yesteryear used to hear messages and coded information in ‘Helter skelter’…. and that went very well indeed!

    ‘jus sayin’

  • mildlymagnificent

    and before you know it they’re singing their demon songs

    I knew it!

    Elvis lives on!

    Admittedly, his music was demon inspired because it was n***** music. But the devil and the whole assemblage of demons were right there all along.