December 8, 2009
(Recommended background reading for this article: Chapter One --particularly the second half which pertains to Michael W. Smith's indications of occult allegiances.)
The undercover occultists at Rocketown, whoever they are exactly (would this include presumably, founder and current member of the Board of Directors-Michael W. Smith himself?) are nothing if not persistent:
Even with a rising tide of open controversy regarding the satanic bands which Rocketown's leadership continues to allow to perform at this supposed "Christian ministry" club, these guys...just...keep...booking these bands. Pretty brazen to attempt such a thing, all the while keeping a straight face in denying any allegiance to satanism.
This is really an amazing situation: The "Christians" who are running the show at Rocketown have been asked directly about these satanic bands...and they get away with mumbling a few inconsistent comments...and continuing to book the bands.
KEEP IN MIND--the Rocketown leadership has had the audacity to appeal for donations from area churches based on their bizarre and fraudulent claim that this is a "Christian ministry"! A Christian ministry that books satanic bands??
This gives you an idea of the sleepiness in the church world. Where is there an uproar among a quickly assembled activist group of area or regional pastors and Christian leaders?
Christian parents, if they're taking the word of the Rocketown staff and board members (again--including Michael Smith) are, to this very day, unknowingly sending their children to these Rocketown 'concert nights'.
Thankfully, there is finally beginning to be a ripple of publicity in the Christian media, regarding this unbelievable fiasco:
Christian club Rocketown Plays Host to Night of 'Satanic' Rock
The article describes an October 27 concert (there has been at least one other night of satanic bands since then) which featured "Black Dahlia Murder" and
"SkeletonWitch". Below is the official Rocketown poster advertising the event:
One of the bands appearing that evening, Toxic Holocaust, had a song entitled "Nuke the Cross".
A sampling of the lyrics from headliner band, Black Dahlia--
"Join us! Black valor's on our side / Striking with satanic force we'll crush their fabled Christ ... We march upon the enemy with hate, with hate / On this day of victory christian blood will soak these battlefields"
Did I mention, Michael W. Smith is the founder and on the board of directors? And that he and the others in Rocketown leadership are falsely selling this to the church world as a "Christian ministry"?
In yet another article regarding the satanism controversy at Rocketown, the lead vocalist for the Black Dahlia band, Trevor Strnad, had these lovely comments:
"On the behalf of my mates in The Black Dahlia Murder, we are f___ing pumped to hit the road with Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, and Trap Them."
"We have forged this alliance in the name of Satan, hand picking the best bands possible to bring you the most stage dive worthy tour of the fall. Circle up!" [Satanists like to form 'circles' in performing their rituals]
I can barely believe this travesty is continuing on in broad daylight. The problem is...Christian people have great difficulty getting themselves to accept the reality of satanic wolves who have deliberately and systematically infiltrated conservative church culture in America.
One of the few voices of Christian common sense discernment comes from Keith Mohr, founder of Indieheaven.com, a resource for Christian "indie" musicians:
"I was shocked and appalled to see Rocketown booking hard core satanic bands for shows....I thought their mission was to be a positive influence for youth? Opening their doors to groups who are blatantly against Christ and His church in my opinion, condones their message. Yes, we are to be in the world, but bringing in wolves to feed sheep to isn't exactly what that scripture meant."
Why hasn't there been a significant array of top Evangelical leaders rebuking Michael, and his board of directors and staff? Where is Chuck Swindoll? Bill Hybels? James Dobson? How come we don't hear from folks like this? It's not like Smith is 'small fries'. He's the top celebrity in Christian pop music today. I don't get it.
There is yet another evening of satanic bands at Rocketown, coming up on December 16, 2009...just a week from now. Here is a very ugly, nasty-looking Rocketown poster which is advertising the event:
Here is a place to leave an email message for Michael W. Smith.
I can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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