After a suicide bomber killed at least 22 people outside an Ariane Grande concert in Manchester last week, the singer announced that she would be returning to the city to host a benefit in honor of the victims, with all proceeds going to the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.” She managed to pull together some of the biggest names in pop music to join her, including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Usher, and Niall Horan.
Not if you’re Dr. Michael Brown, the Christian Right activist who can never get enough Jesus.
Writing for Charisma, Brown says repeatedly that the benefit is wonderful, and the bomber was wrong, and this is a great way to show the world Manchester will not let the terrorists ruin their lives… before making his actual point: This concert will be just as slutty as the original Ariana Grande one.
Am I saying that the young girls and teenagers killed at her concert deserved it? To repeat: a thousand times no! As a father and grandfather, the very thought of this kind of violence makes me sick.
I’m simply stating that what Manchester needs most will not be found in a concert featuring the likes of Ariana Grande or Miley Cyrus (she of naked, wrecking-ball fame) or Katy Perry (she of a recent cannibalistic-fetish video; the links are too vile to provide).
What Manchester needs is hope from above.
What Manchester needs only the Lord can provide.
Got that, Manchester? What you need is Jesus. (Even the Muslims.) Hell, they should really just tell the singers to get out so they can host a Benny Hinn “crusade” in the same arena. That won’t get the terrorists worked up at all.
Brown, as with all Christian opportunists, is just using a tragedy to advance his own agenda, completely oblivious to the fact that if there’s one thing terrorists hate more than independent women, it’s Christians telling them Jesus can beat up Allah in a fight.
Brown doesn’t get how this is the best possible way to stand up to the terrorists. They came after the attendees of a concert? Well, that same artist is coming right back and she’s bringing her friends.
Pastors are free to host their own benefit, with all the money going to the same fund. No one’s stopping them. Maybe Brown is angry because no one in their right mind would ever choose that over a star-studded concert.
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