Christian radio host: Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show will be ‘complete maximum evil’
Decrying the collapse of popular culture, and saying it is being taken over by “the occult,” a Christian radio broadcaster warned that pop singer Katy Perry’s upcoming Super Bowl halftime show “will be complete maximum evil,” according to The Column.
Speaking by phone with Jan Markel — host of Understanding the Times, Twin Cities radio host Paul Ridgeway brought up Markel’s Christian newsletter where she claimed that Perry is influenced by writers who claim to “channel demonic forces,” teaching us “we can realize our own inner divinity through occult knowledge.”
Markel warned about this weekend’s performance — expected to be seen by over 112 million viewers in the U.S. — saying Perry will be bringing “complete maximum evil” to the midfield stage.
“It was sort of a head’s up that if you’re going to be watching the Super Bowl this coming weekend,” Markel warned. “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.”
Ridgeway agreed by referring to popular singer Beyoncé’s 2013 half-time show in New Orleans, noting Markel had called it “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.,” Ridgeway said.
Ridgeway went on to add perky pop singer Miley Cyrus to the list of female recording artists who have turned their backs on God, saying Perry — like Cyrus — was brought up in a Christian home only to have fallen.
“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, ” Ridgeway explained. “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’.”
Listen to the the interview below: