Former child prodigy and Welsh singer Charlotte Church let it be known she isn’t too happy with the current state of the music industry. In a speech to radio executives, she accused the industry, from agents to record executives, of hyper-sexualizing female artists by coercing the young women into using racy images and equating those lewd images with success. She also said the singers are reduced to cartoonish objects whose sexuality is reduced to “a prize you can win” and felt that demeaning women is routinely ingrained in popular music.
Church told of her own experiences as a young singer and how she was talked into wearing sexually suggestive outfits to sell her music which then ended up hurting her career when venues best suited for her music have snubbed her for the image she portrayed. She included Rihanna and Miley Cyrus in her criticisms and then went on to castigate Robin Thicke and Pharrell for their “misogynistic” video and song “Blurred Lines,” also accusing Thicke of mediocre talent.
I agree with Charlotte Church’s assessment, but maybe she didn’t go far enough. The mantra of the popular music industry “sex, drugs, and rock & roll” wasn’t started as a haphazard catchphrase. This phrase reflects their goal and objective with witchcraft and Satanism as its foundation. But it’s not only the women who are sexualized, it’s also the men who are made to be sex objects. Sexual imagery is considered worse for women because of the higher potential of females being victimized by men who buy into the images. However, the operative word for the secular music industry is “androgyny.” The witches and Satanists behind the scenes in the music industry believe all types of sex are acceptable and many, if not most, are bisexual, so they want their artists not only to be the same thing, but also to portray images that appeal to both heterosexuals and homosexuals, whether they sing popular, R & B, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal, etc. The entertainment industry has always been corrupt and always will be since they are one of the main tools that promote the New World Order.
Many have argued that these images don’t really have an affect on how people act. I know people who say they’re Christians and listen to secular music who have said that whatever negative Satanic, Illuminati-inspired messages are in the music won’t change them because God will protect them from those messages. However, I believe such music and their accompanying videos are carefully orchestrated to affect behavior, and we see this concept in the advertising industry when they try to come up with catchy tunes and images to make us buy their products.
I also believe Christians aren’t immune to the evil messages portrayed in the entertainment industry. That’s why the Bible warns the church about the time of the great falling away, or apostasy, in these last days and also why Jesus gave the apostle John messages to the seven churches in Revelation where a majority of the churches were told to stop ungodly doctrines that had taken over. There are plenty of scriptures telling us to guard our hearts and minds so we can stay focused on God, because the world, the devil, and our sinful, fleshly nature are always looking for opportunities to take us over. Consider these verses:
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Psalm 101
33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4
23 Keep [guard] thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4
19 Speak to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs… Ephesians 5
Harry A. Gaylord