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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:43 PM

Texas Pastor Says Concert By 'Devil-Worshipping' Band GHOST 'Is Not Healthy For Our Community'

A number of community members gathered in Midland, Texas Friday night to "pray" over GHOST's upcoming concert in the city. They were there to "plead the blood of Christ" out of their concern that the Swedish metal band was bringing dark spiritual influences into the area.

GHOST, known for its overt Satanic themes and face-concealing masks and costumes, is scheduled to perform at the Wagner NoŽl Performing Arts Center on Monday (November 19), and Midland pastor Larry Long, who took part in the gathering, told "The Morning Show With Craig Anderson" on the KWEL AM 1070 FM 107.1 radio station that he was was surprised to find out that the venue had agreed to book the outfit.

"I was in a prayer group yesterday afternoon, so I didn't learn about it until yesterday morning; I saw a Facebook post from a friend of mine," Long said (hear audio below). "But it was during the time that we were spending in prayer, a group of us, that it [was] just really impressed upon me that we need to speak out against this. I don't know that we can stop the band from coming ó I don't know how that works ó but this is very concerning to me. And I'm not so much concerned about the band as I am about the fact that Wagner NoŽl didn't have better sense than to sign this band. What are those people thinking? Are they a part of our community? Do they care what the majority of our community might think about something like that. It's quite remarkable to me that they would even sign a band like that."

The pastor admitted that he was bothered by some of the messages that are included in GHOST's lyrics. "Sure, I'm concerned about the content of the band," he said. "We have a freedom of religion in America, which means a freedom of irreligion and anti-Christian faith, if that's what people want to do. And so, from that sense, yes, the band bothers me. But I'm not in favor of outlawing the band per se; what I'm in favor is finding out from Wagner NoŽl what in the world they're thinkingÖ I don't know what Wagner NoŽl can do once they sign that contract, but for Heaven's sakes, they need better sense than this. And I think the community should be alarmed about it. This is not healthy for our community. Because we Christians believe the devil is real, so when you have a devil-worshipping bandÖ And I'm sure the band believes the devil's real; I doubt that they're just doing this as a part of their shtick for music and music they produce and so on. And if you were to read some of the lyrics of their songs, they're really quite disturbing."
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/texas-pastor-says-concert-by-devil-worshipping-band-ghost-is-not-healthy-for-our-community/


Someone doesn't quite get the concept. I saw Ghost on Friday and really enjoyed the show.

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Reply Texas Pastor Says Concert By 'Devil-Worshipping' Band GHOST 'Is Not Healthy For Our Community' (Original post)
Initech Nov 2018 OP
Docreed2003 Nov 2018 #1
Aristus Nov 2018 #2
Initech Nov 2018 #6
struggle4progress Nov 2018 #3
Initech Nov 2018 #4
struggle4progress Nov 2018 #5
Achilleaze Nov 2018 #7
jberryhill Nov 2018 #9
DavidDvorkin Nov 2018 #8
dawg Nov 2018 #10
Initech Nov 2018 #14
WhiskeyWulf Nov 2018 #11
OriginalGeek Nov 2018 #12
Initech Nov 2018 #15
Zorro Nov 2018 #13

Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:52 PM

1. I've never heard of them...

But I'm listening now, if only to pisss of people like that dude!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:23 PM

2. Dude, 1955 called.

It wants its 'demon rock-and-roll' schtick back...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:31 PM

6. Do you see us protesting outside of Mercy Me concerts?

No! Because nobody gives a shit. This pastor should try it, it's good for you.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:26 PM

3. Pastor, who nobody ever heard of, objects because band, who nobody ever heard of, coming

to town, that nobody ever heard of

"This used to be a nice quiet town," the pastor told us. "Nobody ever came here. Now suddenly a band, that I never heard of, is coming here. What is this all about? Is this divine retribution for something we have done wrong?" Divine was unavailable for comment at press time.

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:28 PM

4. Ghost sold out the Forum on Friday.

I highly doubt this pastor has sold out anything!

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:31 PM

5. Doh!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:41 PM

7. Yup. It's divine retribution for being a republican kristofascist a-hole

Time for you to evolve, dude

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:45 PM

9. Lol

 

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:55 PM

8. It can hardly be as bad for the community as religion.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:09 PM

10. I've seen Ghost live.

And while I'll admit that the Satanic lyrics sometimes made me cringe, it's pretty obvious that it's all just a part of the band's very theatrical approach to music. I doubt Tobias even believes the devil exists.

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Response to dawg (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:53 PM

14. I just saw Ghost on Friday. They are amazing live!

And I mean seriously who cares? Just listen to the music, if you like it, great. If you don't like it, that's fine too. But don't go judging people who listen to the band and protest their concerts, that makes you look foolish and stupid. We wouldn't go protest Mercy Me concerts would we? No.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:16 PM

11. I have step-relatives in Midland.

They were probably at this gathering.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:41 PM

12. Lol what a bunch of dopes

Ghost isn't my favorite but they do put on an entertaining show. I saw them at the Maryland Death Fest several years ago...They weren't even top 20 for what these guys would consider objectionable material lmao.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:55 PM

15. Oh I know.

And this year I saw a band that literally worships Satan. Ghost is relatively tame compared to some I've heard.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:48 PM

13. They should rename their band "Holy Ghost"

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