It’s not a wild statement to say that people of faith are under constant persecution. Around the world, Christians face arrests, beatings, torture, and ultimately death for standing up for Christ. But, this isn’t just something that happens in the Middle East and Asia. Even in the Western world, “Christian” nations attack their own. Proving that, a church has been forced to host a satanic show, and Christians are rightfully outraged at the unbelievable event, held in what should be a holy place.
The popular culture of the United States and other Western countries is becoming increasingly ungodly. You don’t have to look far to see TV shows, movies, books, and music that celebrate lifestyles that contradict the virtues of the Bible. People are encouraged to reject God, embracing immorality, and even flaunt it in the streets.
But, there always seemed to be a line. As bad as unbelievers got, there was always a certain measure of respect for symbols of faith, clergy, and especially houses of God. Not anymore. Our culture has fallen so far, that not even churches are treated with dignity and respect. That’s been proven by a recent fashion show held in London, England.
This year’s highly-publicized event was to be held at St. Andrew Holborn church in Central London. While that in and of itself was wrong (a church is no place for a frivolous fashion show) the church leaders at least expected them to treat the sacred place with respect. Oh, how wrong they were. Guess what the theme was for this fashion event? Satan.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks. As Pulpit and Pen reports, this fashion week’s theme was the devil, including symbols straight out of occult books. For the presenters to put on a show that celebrates demonic imagery, glorifying the evilest figure in the Bible—in a church—is the height of blasphemy. And, that’s not a word I throw around lightly. And, it looks like I’m not the only one up in arms over this horrendous display.
Several leading UK clerics have condemned a London fashion show featuring models dressed as devils and vampires and held in a historic Christian church, calling the event “blasphemous.”
Heavily made-up models sporting Satanic symbols such as horns or upside-down crosses paraded down the main aisle of St. Andrew Holborn church in Central London last week. The apse of the 1,000-year-old church had been draped with demonic imagery, including pentagrams, goat heads, inverted crosses, all-seeing eyes and other occult symbols. [Source: Breitbart]
This is more than just a creative theme for fashion week. This is an obvious attempt by the designer to insult the faith of countless people. They knew they would be hosting the event at a church, a historic church that’s stood for a thousand years. The room would be full of stained glass windows, crosses, and other objects that reflect the Christian faith. So, they went out of their way to present ugly, evil symbols that celebrate Satan, witchcraft, and everything that violates the Word of God.
Pictures of the event reveal models dressed in garish costumes resembling demons, zombies, vampires, and other dead creatures. Pentagrams, occult versions of the Sun, and other magical symbols made up the décor. In any other time, this kind of thing happening in a church would have been unthinkable. Now, it’s supposed to be acceptable?
The Diocese of London were quick to protect themselves from outrage, though, by issuing an apology.
“The parish of St Andrew’s has always supported London Fashion Week.
“We took this booking in good faith and were not aware of the content or design before the show took place.
“This was obviously a mistake, and the content of this show does not reflect the Christian faith of the Church.
“We will be looking at our booking processes going forward to ensure this does not happen again.” [Source: Premier]
You have to question the logic of a religious institution even allowing a secular industry to use their church. What did they think the fashion designers were going to do in there, pray? At best, it would have been host to scantily clad women, flaunting their bodies in front of photographers. Hardly the thing to be going on in a 1000-year-old church.
For the designer to specifically theme the event around Satan was no accident. The Turkish designer, Dilara Findikoglu, admitted to having an interest in Satanism.
Findikoglu, who has been described as an “up-and-coming rebel of the fashion world,” told Vogue magazine earlier this month of her fascination with the occult. “I’m into parapsychology and all the occult and magic stuff, so when I was reading those books, they thought I was going to be a Satanist,” she said. [Source: Breitbart]
Gee, you don’t have to be a wizard to figure out what she had planned. Maybe when the Diocese learned that she was going to be the designer at the event, they would have expressed concern. But, I guess the paycheck was big enough for them to look the other way.
This kind of thing will only continue within our society unless people of faith stand up for what they believe. We cannot allow sick people, be they fashion designers, writers, or filmmakers, to trample on our most precious beliefs. We need to make our opinions known. We need to share our faith to those in darkness. And, we must, above all else, not allow Satan to party in our churches. That last one should go without saying.