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NAR New Shiny New Object to Hate? Taylor Swift.

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The self-absorbed apostate church is at it again. I started noticing recently a full-frontal attack on America's darling Taylor Swift. Full disclosure, I am no Swiftie but I respect her efforts from a purely musical standpoint to create her own music in an age where talent has gone to die. While I find the old classic, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" absolutely hysterical from a lyrical standpoint, I actually do not know much of Ms. Swift's repertoire. I do know the repertoire of the NAR dominionist church however and I see very clearly when people try to leech off of someone else's celebrity to make themselves part of a story they had nothing to do with. I have ignored the first ten stories to recently appear on Charisma News but the above link stood out because there is nothing worse than people who do not understand lyrical content to read a song and assume it must be about them when it actually has nothing to do with them. That is the narcissism of wannabe church leaders. Now, I know even less about Shane Pruitt than I do about Taylor Swift. Pruitt appears to be a youth-oriented evangelist and while I do not see anything reported as false, he does appear on CBN, a major red flag. Let us reason once more together beloved through the above linked article from Charisma News.

'An evangelist who recently went viral for his critical response to pop star Taylor Swift's latest album is explaining his commentary and why he's encouraging Christian parents to be more discerning. "I'm not an anti-Taylor guy," Shane Pruitt told CBN News. "I'm [a] pro-Gospel guy."' - Charisma News

Please understand that the reason for the Tweet from Pruitt was to go viral. That is to be expected when you openly criticize the most recognizable and popular person on the planet. This is also what makes the criticism so disingenuous. If you want to encourage parents to be more discerning, start by discerning the churches they go to and the preachers they follow. Start by encouraging them to never tune into CBN for example. Instead, Pruitt tweeted recently regarding some of the lyrical content on Swift's new album, declaring it "anti-Christian."

'Disclaimer, I'm definitely not the minister or parent that has the "no secular music" stance. Also, I fully realize unbelievers are going to act like unbelievers. HOWEVER, there is a difference between being secular, and being ANTI-CHRISTIAN. For example, here a few lyrics from Taylor Swift's new album:

? "But daddy I love him / I just learned these people only raise you / To cage you / Sarahs and Hannahs in their Sunday best / Clutchin' their pearls, sighing, "What a mess" / I just learned these people try and save you 'Cause they hate you"' - Shane Pruitt

Let us start with the premise that if she was speaking about church people then that should concern us because it speaks to how we are perceived by people on the outside. It is easy to say you are "pro-gospel" but if you are not pro-people, it is irrelevant. These lyrics however are not necessarily about Christians but rather about all judgmental people. You see the one thing Shane Pruitt apparently forgot to do is any research. I assume he knows that Swift has been dating Kansas City Chief's tight end, Travis Kelce. It seems that not everyone was happy with this union. Mr. Kelce had some tweets resurface from many years ago that were less than favorable about women, and heavy-set women especially. So, a lot of people who claimed to be fans, in other words, who raised Swift up, then tried to cage her with their beliefs and opinions regarding Kelce. I am sure some were self-pronounced Christians as well, hence the reference to Sarahs and Hannahs, because Swift was raised Christian. The referent to "save" however does not appear to be a Christian reference. Just people imploring her to break up with Mr. Kelce.

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