DC Talk and Marilyn Manson?

dc Talk's Kevin would "love" to "hang" with anti-Christ Marilyn Manson!

One of the most blatant, anti-Christ performers to come out in recent years is Marilyn Manson.

Rock star, Marilyn Manson, proudly boasts:

"Hopefully, I’ll be remembered as the person who brought an end to Christianity." (Spin, August 1996, p. 34)

Manson, an ordained "reverend" in the Church of Satan, mutilates himself on stage (1 Kings 18:28), rips-up the Holy Bible, and spews "blasphemies" against the Lord Jesus Christ. Manson’s T-Shirts declare, "KILL YOUR PARENTS" & "I LOVE SATAN". One of Manson's album is titled Anti-Christ Superstar, Manson claims Antichrist Superstar came via "supernatural-inspiration":

"I heard this album as finished, I heard it in dreams . . . It was like the revelations of John the Baptist or something." (huH, Oct. 1996, p.34)

Manson’s "hope" for Antichrist Superstar,:

"I think every time people listen to this new album maybe God will be destroyed in their heads. . ." (huH, Oct. 1996, p.37)

Manson’s "blasphemy" is not just an act. Manson readily admitts there's more to the show than meets the eye:

I don’t know if anyone has really understood what we’re trying to do. This isn’t just about shock value . . . that’s just there to lure the people in. Once we’ve got ‘em we can give ‘em our MESSAGE. (Hit Parader, Oct. 1996, p.28)

Manson admits his childhood longing for Satan:

My mom used to tell me when I was a kid, ‘If you curse at nighttime, the devil’s going to come to you when you’re sleeping.’ I used to get excited because I really wanted it to happen . . . I wanted it. I wanted it more than anything . . .(Rolling Stone, January, 23, 1997 p.52)

And what does dcTalk think about Marilyn Manson? Someone who spews hatred against THEIR (supposedly?) Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; someone who rips up the word of God on stage; someone who wants to be remembered as the "person who brought an end to Christianity."

BELIEVE IT OR NOT — in Time magazine (October 12, 1998 p.125) dc Talk's Kevin Max says of Marilyn Manson, "I'd LOVE to HANG with him and discuss '80s music".

A supposedly, Christian, would "LOVE" to "HANG" with Marilyn Manson!!!

The Bible says PLAINLY in Ephesians 5:11:

And have NO FELLOWSHIP with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

And don't hand me this Jesus Christ "fellowshipped" wither sinners line. Jesus Christ NEVER "HUNG" with people who perverted and hated God! Jesus Christ rebuked them! Jesus Christ said to the Pharisess in John 8:44:

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

When the Apostle Paul met the sorcerer Elymas in Acts 13. Paul didn't "HANG" with him. The Apostle Paul rbuked him!

8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Of course, when did dcTalk ever obey the Word of God? They just USE the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ to $ell their records to gullible, wordly Christians. Of course, they throw in a few Bible verses and mention the Lord Jesus Christ a few times to $ell their music —



On their album "Free At Last", they do a cover of the Doobie Brother's song (in case you don't know — a "doobie" is a marijuana joint) "Jesus is Just Alright".(to DC Talk Jesus is "still alright") Webster defines "all right" as 1) well enough 2) satisfactory (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977 p. 31)

Let's get something straight dc Talk! Jesus Christ is not "alright"! Jesus Christ is NOT 1) well enough 2) and satisfactory! Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings!

DC Talk's newest release is called "Jesus Freak". In Music News, April, 1996, Toby McKeehan, says:

"'Jesus Freak' is obviously a throw back phrase. It was a NEGATIVE phrase back in the late sixties, and early seventies. If you were a 'Jesus Freak', that was people talking down to you. We've chosen to take the OPPOSITE approach and say that, that's something to be happy about. The word freak, I actually looked it up in the dictionary as I was writing the song. The third definition in the copy of Webster's I have says the word freak is a noun, an ardent enthusiast. It simply says you're a sports freak, it just means you love sports, your an ardent enthusiast. You can label us Jesus freaks."

"Freak" has always been and will always be a NEGATIVE word! I also looked it up in Webster's dictionary and here's what it also reads: "a person or animal with a physical oddity who appears in a circus sideshow", or "a sexual deviate", or "a person who uses an illicit drug".(Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977, p.457)

To even remotely "connect" the wonderful Lord Jesus Christ to a word with the possible meaning of a word such as "FREAK" is sacrilege, at best!

I was a "freak" before I met Jesus Christ, but Halleluah when I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour, He gave me "power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Tim 1:7) Mark Chapter 5 tells of a "freak":



5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

But in verse 15 AFTER he met the Lord Jesus — he was no longer a FREAK!

15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Sounds like DC Talk needs to meet the Jesus Christ the "maniac of Gaderia" met!

Why is it when these so-called CHRISTian groups do mention the name of Jesus it's in a degrading and mocking manner! Trying to degrade the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ into a "freak".


The Jesus DC Talk "raps" is a hip-hopping, rapping, groovy, "just alright" — FREAK!


The Jesus Christ of the Bible is NOT a hip-hopping, groovy, "just alright" — FREAK!

The Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible is:

"the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;"
1 Timothy 6:15
"the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
John 1:29
"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep."
John 10:11
". . .Of a truth thou art the Son of God."
Matt. 14:33

Toby McKeehan actually opens some concerts off by screaming, "WELCOME TO THE FREAK SHOW!" (Flint Michigan Journal, March 15, 1996, P.B19)

Here's how Dallas Morning News, (April 27, 1996) describes a DC Talk "Freak Show" concert: "As teenagers' shrieks filled the Dallas Convention Center moments before dc Talk took the stage Friday night, one of the relatively few grown-ups in the sold-out crowd observed, 'This is just like the BEATLES.'"


"Just like the Beatles" — what a comparison!

The Beatles were some of the most blatant, ANTI-CHRIST performers the world ever heard!


The press officer for the Beatles, Derek Taylor, said, "They're COMPLETELY ANTI-CHRIST. I mean, I am anti-Christ as well, but they're so anti-Christ they shock me which isn't an easy thing." (Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 8, 1964).

Paul McCartney said, "We probably seem to be anti-religious. . . none of us believes in God." (Hit Parader, Jan 1970, p.15)

John Lennon, in his book, A Spaniard in the Works, portrays Jesus Christ as, "Jesus El Pifico, a garlic-eating, stinking little yellow, greasy fascist bastard catholic spaniard." (A Spaniard in the Works, p.14).

Lennon also made that infamous statement, "Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and will be proved right. . . .We're more popular than Jesus now." (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26)

Ray Coleman quotes John Lennon as saying, "I've sold my soul to the DEVIL." (Coleman, Ray, Lennon p.256)


And dc Talk is "JUST LIKE the Beatles"!

And by the way. . . guess which song dc Talk has opened up their "Jesus Freak" concerts? Believe it or not — the song "HELP" by the anti-Christ BEATLES! Just like the Beatles.


You think that's bad. . . It gets much worse!

You'll never guess the song dc Talk uses toward the close of their "Jesus Freak" concert? Amazing Grace? Blessed Assurance? OH NO! They do a cover of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana's "All Apologies"!

Kurt Cobain is one of the worst ANTI-CHRIST, blasphemers since John Lennon. Kurt Cobain decorated his home with blood-splattered baby dolls hanging by their necks! The inside of Nirvana's album In Utero, which is the album dcTalk got "All Apololgies" from, is pictures of chopped up babies! Look at it. Cobain ran around his neighborhood spray-painting, "ABORT CHRIST" and "GOD IS GAY". Cobain's first band was called "Fecal Matter". (Des Barres, Pamela, Rock Bottom, pp.54-55)

According to Mojo Magazine (Sept. 1999, p. 86), Kurt Cobain was, "obsessed with Anton LaVey". Satanist Anton LaVey was author of the Satanic Bible and founder of the Church of Satan. Cobain was so "obsessed" with LaVey, he tried to get LaVey to play cello on Nirvana's Nevermind! And dc Talk pays homage to Cobain by singing his perversion in their concerts!

Not willing to be satisified with JUST singing Cobain's "All Apologies" — dc Talk drags the wonderful and holy Lord Jesus Christ into their "rock 'n' roll" "FREAK AND FILTH" show! One part of the song says "Everyone is gay" — so dc Talk changes it to "Jesus is the way"!

NO CHRISTIAN, following the Lord Jesus Christ would be "listening" to Nirvana! On their song "Stay Away" they sing "God is gay"! dc Talk not only "listens" to but ACTUALLY sings a song by a group that say's "God is a homosexual!" I got news for dc Talk — "God is NOT gay!".

And dc Talk has the audacity to claim, "Qur message is Christ"!


What about the following quotes:

"Smith, who listens MOSTLY to SECULAR MUSIC, would like to see DC Talk expand its vocabulary. 'not EVERYTHING has to be about GOD.' he says."(Flint Michigan Journal, March 15, 1996, P.B19)

Not surprizingly, Toby McKeehan, blatantly says in USA Today, "Sometimes, being labeled a Christian band, we consider that a NEGATIVE. . ."

Toby McKeehan told Billboard magazine, "Our goal has ALWAYS BEEN to be out there on a mainstream level,. . ." (Billboard, Nov. 11, 1995)


But wait. . . it get's worse!

DC Talk's video "Jesus Freak" is one of the most popular Christian video's ever recorded.


But, how "Christian" is it?

"Jesus Freak" was directed by an Englishman named Simon Maxwell. And who is Simon Maxwell? Simon Maxwell is video director for the satanic and blasphemous Nine Inch Nails!

DC Talk openly admits to watching one of Nine Inch Nails videos, and liked Maxwell's style. "We had seen some of Simon's work with Nine Inch Nails", says DC Talk vocalist Toby McKeehan. "HIS STYLE APPEALED TO US." (Billboard, November 11, 1995)

Have you seen the "ultra-blasphemous" video "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails? It shows a monkey crucified on a cross!

Here's a clip from Nine Inch Nails video "Closer"!
dc Talk openly admits to watching this kind of blasphemy!
"If you think I WORSHIP SATAN because of something you see in the 'Closer' video [with its images of a crucified monkey]- great!"
(Trent Reznor, People, Feb. 6, 1995)

You talk about wicked satanic, blasphemy! And DC Talk proudly admits to watching Nine Inch Nails videos and liked them so much they hired Simon Maxwell to direct and produce their "Jesus Freak" video!


And believe me there's NOTHING CHRISTIAN about the video!

Even Billboard magazine says of dcTalk's "Jesus Freak" video, "The clip's slick style and in-your-face imagery could easily fit between cutting edge video's from the likes of Nirvana to Nine Inch Nails. . ." (Billboard, Nov 11, 1995)

Simon Maxwell says the process of creating the DC Talk clip wasn't MUCH DIFFERENT from what he did on the Nine Inch Nails video. (Billboard, Nov 11, 1995)

Nine Inch Nails, lead by Trent Reznor, who even Spin magazine calls the "Evil One" (Spin, April 1997). Trent Reznor is personally responsible for the "huge-mainstream" success of the "pervereted-blasphemous-satanist" Marilyn Manson.

Birds of a feather flock together!

Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3

In the understatment of the year, Toby McKeehan told Billboard magazine, ". . . the intention of the clip was to "push the envelope" of the Christian music community. . . they expect some of the more CONSERVATIVE members of the Christian community to FROWN on the adventurous clip." (Billboard, Nov 11, 1995)

God help us! God help us, that we as Christians let groups like dc Talk hide behind a "Christian" label and "pervert" our Christian young people!

A review of a dcTalk concert in secular Los Angeles Times reads:

"Last Saturday night at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre, DC Talk, the most high profile of a new wave of best-selling Christian rock groups, exhibited textures so raw and themes so troubled that you can now picture some cautious parents felling uneasy when their youngsters ask for a copy of an album such as DC Talk's 'Jesus Freak'."

A reporter for the San Diego North Country Reader, (February 29, 1996) covering a dc Talk "Freak Show" concert made these not-suprizingly, but sad words of testimony from some young people,

". . . we both laughed during the buildup for the encore of "Purple Haze/Jesus Freak" as several young booty shakers cried, almost in unison, 'These guys are the s*@!, man.'"

There is a CLEAR "testimony" of the "fruit" of dc Talk! Young people listening to them and spewing PROFANITY!


The words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:16-10, ring "loud and true"!


"Ye shall know them by their FRUITS. . .
every good tree bringeth forth good FRUIT;
but a CORRUPT tree bringeth forth EVIL fruit. . .
Wherefore by their FRUITS ye shall KNOW them."
Matthew 7:16-20

Is it any wonder, dc Talk's Kevin would "love" to "hang" with anti-Christ, Marilyn Manson?

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