Midland Pastor To Hold Prayer Rally Against Ghost – Really?
I have written about the doom metal band Ghost before, and as a Top 40 DJ, I can say that I actually like them, a lot!
But it seems like the religious sector in Midland is not happy about Ghost coming to town.
Larry Long, a Midland pastor is "very concerned" about the band's appearance in the Permian Basin.
"And I'm not so much concerned about the band as I am about the fact that Wagner Noël 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. Sure, I'm concerned about the content of the band. 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 [of] is finding out from Wagner Noël what in the world they're thinking… I don't know what Wagner Noël 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 band… 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.
So they decided to hold a prayer rally behind all of this. Good for them, it is their right, but like anything else in this world, if you don't like the music or the message, then don't listen. I would highly doubt that the "majority" of the community would agree in whole, or in part.
Here is a news story on the rally from Midland/Odessa's CBS 7:
I for one, am not offended by Ghost in any way, shape, or form and plan on enjoying myself at the show tonight. In fact, I will probably take some pictures and fill you in on all the fun!
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