Miley Cyrus used her appearance on this year’s MTV Video Music Awards not to show the world, however clumsily, that’s she an adult, said a pair of religious right broadcasters, but to announce that she’d sold her soul to the devil.

Broadcaster Rick Wiles hosted anti-rock music pastor Joe Schimmel on his TruNews radio program to discuss the former child star’s scandalous appearance during a performance with R&B singer Robin Thicke.

“The American entertainment industry loves perverting the souls of innocent children, (and) they thrive on their wicked methods of defiling children and converting them into little citizens of Babylon,” said Wiles. “It is the work of the synagogue of Satan. Their latest poster child to recruit little Babylonians is Miley Cyrus.”

Wiles described a photo he saw that depicted Cyrus licking the ribs of a caped skeleton figure with red eyes and horns, which he said proves her dedication to the forces of darkness and evil.

“Any wonder whom she serves as her soul’s master?” Wiles said. “Sadly, I think Miley is merely the latest young, talented person to make the deal with Lucifer. I am thoroughly convinced that many pop culture music and movie stars sold their souls to Satan in return for fame and money.”

Schimmel said he agreed, claiming that Cyrus had been “baptized into the Illuminati.”

“She definitely full-blown immersed into the occultic world,” said Schimmel, arguing that she sent coded messages through her dance moves in the VMA appearance to lead others toward satanism.

“She’s sticking her tongue out, which is the protruding tongue and all; a lot of people thought, ‘Hey, that’s simply sexual, sexually perverted,’” Schimmel said. “But yeah, you know what? It’s demonic.”

Schimmel argued that Cyrus based her appearance and dance moves on the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, Kali, which he described as the consort of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

“I believe she seems to be, you know, invoking Kali, because it’s kind of crazy when you think about it, and that’s what happens in the occult,” Schimmel said.

He said the dance was meant to show that Cyrus had not only given her soul to Satan, but also perhaps her body.

“She’s basically, you know, she’s basically, at least symbolically, showing how to have sex with some satanic figure,” Schimmel said.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]