This week I continue my once-per-month series of posts regarding an informal study I undertook in the early 1990s regarding rock and pop music. The purpose of my study (and the background to it) can be read in the first installment of August 7, 2017. If you have not read that post, I strongly encourage you to do so before reading this installment. I will only repeat here the seven (7) evil elements that pervade today's music:
3. Drug and alcohol glorification
4. Adultery/ Fornication and sexual perversion
5. The occult
6. Rebellion against lawful superiors
7. Blasphemy against God, Jesus Christ in particular, and the Church
The exposing of the bands/artists continues.
Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947, Elton John is one of the most prolific rock musicians of all time. He is a sodomite who flaunts it, and advocates for sexual deviancy every chance he gets. He was raised in Pinner, Middlesex, and was a child prodigy who could play the piano by ear at the tender age of three. His father, Stanley Dwight, was absent most of the time, and abusive to his son when he was around. His mother was stern, but not abusive, and he was mostly raised by his maternal grandparents. When John decided to become a musician at age 17, his father wanted him to become a banker, but he refused. He had much musical training, including attending the Royal Academy of Music, so he felt he was ready to make it on his own. He didn't like the classical music in which he was trained and wanted to be a rock star.
At age 15, he started a blues/soft rock band with his friends called Bluesology. By the time John was 18, the band had become quite popular, and his band was touring with American Soul and R&B artists, such as the Isley Brothers. His life would be forever changed at age 20, when in 1967 a record producer introduced him to Bernie Taupin (b. 1950), a poet who could write lyrics but wasn't a polished musician. Elton John had the musical component, but wasn't able to write lyrics well. The two worked together from then onward with John writing the music to Taupin's lyrics. Dwight then decided to change his name to "Elton John" in homage to two members of Bluesology: saxophonist Elton Dean and vocalist "Long John" Baldry. He made his legal name Elton Hercules John on January 7, 1972.
In 1969, John (with the ever-present help of Taupin) released his debut album Empty Sky to critical acclaim. In 1970, his eponymous sophomore album Elton John, gave him his first hit single with Your Song, which catapulted him to fame. As of this writing, John has sold over 300 million albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and for 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the "Top 100 Hits" according to Billboard magazine. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997," rewritten in dedication to Princess Diana, sold over 33 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful single in both U.S. and U.K. history. Billboard magazine lists him as the third greatest artist of all time (behind The Beatles at #1, and Madonna at #2), and Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #49 on its list of "100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era." He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England in 1998 for "services to music and charitable services." In September of 2018, he will begin a three year "farewell tour," ending with his retirement from the music industry in September 2021 at age 74.
Elton John, Bernie Taupin, and Wicca
|Bernie Taupin (left) and Elton John (right) in the early days. Both were into Satanic and Wiccan practices.|
Bernie Taupin is deeply immersed in Wicca, and introduced it to Elton John. In an interview for US magazine, Taupin stated that John's "home is laden with trinkets and books relating to Satanism and witchcraft." (7/22/80, pg. 42). Earlier that year, Taupin told People magazine that he too decorates his walls with "Satanic art," and said, "the occult fascinates me." (6/23/80 issue). Not surprisingly, in 1991, Bernie Taupin self-published a book of poems called The Devil at High Noon. That Elton John hates religion in general, and Christianity in particular, is well-established.
According to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, John had previously made the public claim that, "From my point of view, I would ban religion completely." On MNBC he stated, "Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate."
In 2010, John blasphemously claimed Our Lord Jesus Christ was a sodomite when he called Him a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems." (See The Guardian, 2/19/10, "Sir Elton John Claims Jesus was Gay" by Adam Gabbatt).
The song Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was inspired by the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. The movie was based on a book of the same name written by Frank Baum, an occultist who claimed he had "channeled" the idea from an other-worldly source. (See Michael Patrick Hearn edition; The Annotated Wizard of Oz, New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1973) In the movie, the protagonist (Dorothy) and her friends are following the "yellow brick road." In Heaven, it is said there are "streets of gold" (See Apoc. 21). They go to see the "all knowing, all powerful" Wizard of Oz. Only God is omniscient and omnipotent. It turns out the Wizard is just a fake. (Wiccans denigrate or even deny the Christian God). Lastly, they are told that the power to obtain all they want (courage, brains, a heart, and going home) "lies within"--a common theme in witchcraft and Satanism; independence from God because we have the potential to be like God.
John's (really Taupin's) lyrics to the song state:
Back to the howling old owl in the woodsHunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road
The "owl" is notorious in both Wicca and Satanism, being representative of the pagan goddess Lilith.
In I've Seen the Saucers, he sings:
Tune in, wouldn't it be something
Rumors spreading into panic
I've seen movements in the clearing
Someone sent you something satanic (Emphasis mine).
Again, more references to witchcraft in Saint:
To sweeten up the witch's brew
You had a better way of working magic
A little mystery in your eyes
Instead of rolling over you remained the same
You took the whole world by surprise (Emphasis mine).
Elton John: Pervert Who Hates God
|David Furbish and Elton John on their "wedding day" with the two children produced by a surrogate mother. Poor children!|
John has attempted suicide at least twice. The song Someone Saved My Life Tonight is dedicated to his friend Long John Baldry, whom he credits with saving him from committing suicide. John was depressed over his pending marriage to his first lover Linda Woodrow, and ultimately decided not to go through with the wedding. Despite his massive wealth ($500 million as of 2018) and libertine lifestyle, all it brought him is depression. John once reportedly took 60 Valiums and jumped into a hotel swimming pool yelling, "I’m going to die!" On yet another occasion he turned on an oven and laid his head in the range, but subsequently aborted the suicide attempt. Ironically, he glorifies suicide in I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself:
Being part of mankind,
Think I’ll buy a forty-four
And give ‘em all a sunrise.
Yeah, think I’m gonna kill myself,
Cause a little suicide (Emphasis mine).
He married Renate Blauel in 1984, but she was seen as merely his "beard" (term for a woman who pretends to be with a man to disguise his homosexuality). John is noted for his outlandish costumes on stage, most of which portray him as feminine or androgynous. John divorced Blauel and declared himself a bisexual. Later, he said he had enthusiastically embraced homosexuality. John "married" his lover since 1993, David Furnish, in 2014. They have custody of two children, both boys, born of the same surrogate mother; one in 2010, the other in 2013. John declared, "I'm going to fight for them [sodomite "rights"], whether I do it silently behind the scenes or so vocally that I get locked up." (See BBC News of November 12th, 2006).
As to his sick lifestyle, John sees nothing wrong except perhaps bestiality (sex with animals). He said, "There’s nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. I just think people should be very free with sex…They should draw the line at goats." (Rolling Stone, October 7, 1976, p. 17). He has admitted to having numerous lovers and hook-ups with both men and women, but exclusively men after he declared himself a sodomite. His song All The Girls Love Alice is about a sixteen year old lesbian:
All the young girls love Alice
Tender young Alice, they say
Come over and see me
Come over and please me
Alice, it's my turn today
Sweet Painted Lady sings approvingly of a prostitute:If the boys all behave themselves here
Well, there's pretty young ladies and beer in the rear
You won't need a gutter to sleep in tonight
Oh, the prices I charge here will see you alright
So, she lays down beside me again
My sweet painted lady, the one with no name
Many have used her and many still do
There's a place in the world for a woman like you
Oh, sweet painted lady
Seems it's always been the same
Getting paid for being laid
Guess that's the name of the game
John's hatred of God is gets spewed forth in Dear God (not to be confused with the atheist anthem by XTC), which wonders if God exists, and ends by declaring Him "forgetful/disinterested" in the plight of humanity:
Dear God, are you there
Can you hear me, do you care
Dear God, here are we
Less than perfect, far from free
Oh we take what we get and we don't take no more
But we sometimes forget what it was you created us for
Dear God, now's the time
If you're listening, show some sign
Dear God, hear me plead
Don't desert us in our need
Dear God, lend a hand
Is this really what you planned
Dear God, in you we trust
Though we've failed you, don't fail us
Oh we take what we get but we can't take much more
Do you sometimes forget what it was you created us for, dear God (Emphasis mine).
In the song If There's A God In Heaven (What's He Waiting For?)...John rails against the Almighty once more:
Torn from their families
Mothers go hungry
To feed their children
But children go hungry
There's so many big men
They're out making millions
When poverty's profits
Just blame the children
If there's a God in heaven
What's he waiting for
If He can't hear the children
Then he must see the war
But it seems to me
That he leads his lambs
To the slaughter house
And not the promised land
Dying for causes
They don't understand
We've been taking their futures
Right out of their hands
They need the handouts
To hold back the tears
There's so many crying
But so few that hear
If there's a God in heaven
Well, what's he waiting for (Emphasis mine).
Elton Loves Frankie
With all this hatred of God and religion, who is the one person representing a religion Elton John likes and admires? You guessed it: Jorge Bergoglio, the Vatican II sect's very own "pope!" In 2014, John stated Christ would've backed "gay marriage." He said, "If Jesus Christ was alive today, I can not see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen." His cited authority for this comment was..."Pope" Francis! According to Elton John, Frankie has"... stripped (the Vatican II sect) down to the bare bones and said it's all basically about love..and inclusiveness." (See The Telegraph, 6/30/14, article entitled "Elton John says Jesus would've backed gay marriage. Millions will presume he's right" by Tim Stanley).
John has declared that Bergoglio is staunchly in the camp of the sexual deviants, and an ally of sodomites. According to The Catholic (sic) Herald:
"On BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme the musician said he considered Pope Francis an "ally" against conservative bishops in Africa in his views on same-sex relationships.
“My sly bet is yes he is. He’s just had the [synod] in Rome and I think he’s fighting an uphill battle against the African cardinals and bishops.”
Elton John said his message to the Pope was: “Keep going, keep pushing it. Change is very hard, especially in the Catholic Church, you don’t get things done immediately, you’re not going to persuade people, just keep going and keep going and eventually the wall will fall. I think he's on our side.”
The singer, who is in a same-sex marriage, added: “I would love to meet him. I’m not a Catholic but from the first day he was elected he tried to bring a new message and change the Church and bring it into the 21st century. To be an inclusive Church. He has brought hope and change." (See http://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/11/05/elton-john-says-he-would-like-to-meet-his-hero-pope-francis/).
Elton John has said Frankie is a "saint" and should be "canonized" now. (With all the requirements of canonization trashed, why limit it to those who have died, right?) Keep in mind that John has no intention of amending his life, rather he likes the fact that Bergoglio is joining him in the quest to completely eradicate true Faith and Morals. Frankie wants Christ to conform to the world and not have the world conform to Christ.
Mr. Mark Shea, a Vatican II sect apologist, sees John's praise of Frankie as something wonderful (of course). According to Shea, Frankie is causing John to "revisit what the Gospel has to say." Furthermore, John doesn't need a set of moral precepts, but an "encounter with a person." This is Modernist drivel, pure and simple. Mark Shea wants us to believe Elton John has revisited the Gospel. No, Mark, he's revising it to justify his perversity---even citing to Francis himself-----in order to make people believe the unnatural is acceptable. Does Francis condemn any of this, you ask? Has he told Elton John he will not and cannot change God's Moral Law against sodomy? Has he told him that he must repent, convert, or go to Hell? Why no! Elton is having an "encounter," don't you see? Raised an Anglican, John is a God-hating pervert on his way to perdition, and Bergoglio does nothing to correct him. Why? Because Frankie isn't the pope.
When a man such as Elton John lauds Francis (as he continues unabated on his evil ways corrupting Faith and Morals), what does this say about the so-called "pope"? Mark Shea and Frankie will condemn Traditionalists as "self-absorbed, Promethean, neo-Pelagians." Ironically, the same duo will look at Elton John and declare, "Who am I to judge?"
John lives for pleasure, but as the Church teaches, those who live for pleasure will never be satisfied. Elton John has struggled to fill the empty void in his soul with sex, drugs, and fame. Elton John lives a lifestyle that is doomed and headed toward destruction. John has stated, "In most artists there’s a self-destructive streak. Drugs, sex and doomed liaisons were my form of destruction." Besides his sexually perverse lifestyle Elton John has been known for his temper tantrums and deep depression. Pray for Elton John's conversion, and that of Bernie Taupin. If they don't change they will join their "hero" Bergoglio, spending eternity with the Evil One they all served so well.