They sold their souls for rock and roll

It’s been a long time since I saw something like this. I remember back in the 1980’s, I saw an utterly hysterically funny series on a religious cable outlet about the evils of rock ‘n’ roll, complete with dire warnings about how rock ‘n’ roll was a one-way ticket straight to hell. Well, it turns out that they’re still making such amusingly over-the-top videos. Some of the targets haven’t changed, many have. These are parts 1 and 2 of a four part series. Part I reveals Satan’s true conspiracy that is rock ‘n’ roll, particularly the evil of George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord. So, check out Part 1 of CrossTV’s They Sold Their Souls for Rock ‘n’ Roll (with apologies to Black Sabbath):

As I said, it’s all a one-way ticket straight to hell, obviously a plot of Satan himself. But wait! There’s more! The second segment is even “better” than the first.

Part II tells of the roots of rock ‘n’ roll to the present. Did you know that Robert Johnson was possessed by the devil? Of course you didn’t! The devil made sure of it! What about Bill Haley and the Comets? Elvis? All possessed! Don’t believe me? Later, it trots out the usual suspects, such as Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper (one of my favorites), Madonna, Metallica, Marilyn Manson (of course!), along with some surprising other “possessed” rock ‘n’ rollers, like Ricky Martin, Meat Loaf the Backstreet Boys and N’Sync (I had always suspected that boy bands were the tools of Satan–now I have confirmation!), and Joni Mitchell, of all people (I kid you not). It’s also revealed just how many rappers are into Satanism. (I had no idea!) Beware the last five or six minutes, though. After 50 minutes or so of amusing fundamentalist loopiness, the show veers suddenly into some seriously intentional gross-out anti-abortion footage, complete with just what you think it would have, plus the usual “abortion = the Holocaust” rhetoric. It kind of ruins the buzz from rest of the video, if you ask me.

You’ve been warned.