“Any black entertainer, who is of any consequence today, primarily started in the churches.” —Dionne Warwick
Grace and peace, believers and unbelievers alike.
As many of you know, I contend that Whitney Houston was murdered by the forces of darkness of which, she too, was a part. I also contend that, not only was her death planned, but her birth also, as there are absolutely too many numerological coincidences in both. As I said, I believe this so strongly, that I won’t even bother researching it.
Understand that the celebrities and the occult should not be a concern of the Christian church. The purpose of our coverage of Whitney Houston’s murder was neither to sensationalize the occult elements of her death, nor to draw attention to the problems in this poor lady’s life. But the occult has become a major part of daily American life largely due to the efforts of celebrities and their influence has extended to the Christian church. This is because many celebrities—especially black celebrities—claim to be Christians, many even having started in the Christian church. And they have used their influence to deceive the Body of Christ. Through their music and popularity, they have helped to bring worldly music and occultism into the Christian church.
That was our purpose for covering the Whitney Houston murder: to show not only that she was involved in the occult, but to show that her family and associates are also involved—as indeed, virtually all celebrities are, in some way and to some extent. We should, therefore, not be deceived when we see them smiling and being seemingly wholesome and down-to-earth on interviews and awards shows. That is all part of the deception.
Whitney Houston was no exception. While professing to be a Christian, she lived as anything but. And though she was certainly the victim in her murder, there is no discounting that the many young girls who were deceived into thinking that Whitney was the epitome of young black American female wholesomeness were also victims. Whitney Houston contributed to the destruction of black female morals. Make no mistake about it.
Look at the lyrics and themes in many of the songs that made Whitney Houston a household name. They are not wholesome. Just look at the roles that she played in her movies, and you will straightaway notice an even more disturbing trend.
What role did she play in “Waiting to Exhale?” A single, independent, and successful black woman having an affair with a married man. What role did she play in “The Bodyguard?” A single, independent, and successful black pop diva who has an affair with her white bodyguard. In “The Preacher’s Wife,” she played a married woman, but she almost carries on an affair with an angel. What blasphemy!
Do you see a pattern here? Affairs are the central element in almost every role Whitney played. And we wonder why there are so many problems between black men and women. We wonder why there is such a problem with promiscuity, teen pregnancy, and AIDS among young black women—even the successful ones. We wonder why most black women these days want to be single, independent, and successful and not marry and start a family. They had a lot of help. Our celebrity heroes have largely contributed to the compromising of black morals and the destruction of the black family.
How did this happen? Celebrities like Whitney Houston (RIP) came in under the radar clothed in sheepskin. But why didn’t we see it? Because we were literally mesmerized. We were hypnotized. You did know that Hollywood practices witchcraft didn’t you? Why of course you did.
Thanks to YouTube and the internet, celebrity involvement in the occult is all but common knowledge to the average, unbelieving citizen, but the Christian church has yet to wake up to this fact. We tend to believe that a celebrity can go to church on Sunday and live like the devil Monday through Saturday. All they have to do is give thanks to God when they accept an award, give props to Jesus now and then, and wear a cross around their neck, and we believe they are Christian. Never mind that the fruit they bear is anything but Christian.
Understand that the dark occult forces of the world are actively working to destroy the Christian church and morality, and Hollywood and the entertainment industry play a major role. These people are the enemies of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the only association we should have with celebrities is to pray for them and, if possible, witness to them. We should not ask them for their autograph, buy or listen to their music, watch their movies, or buy their books. Our doing so not only sends the wrong message to the unbelieving world, but it sends the wrong message to our children.
But I digress. What I wanted to say today is that since the Whitney Houston murder, I have contemplated the role of occult family connections. When I was writing the piece on Whitney, it seemed to me that I had heard somewhere that Dionne Warwick, Whitney’s cousin, was involved in some form of witchcraft. But I couldn’t remember what I had heard or where I had heard it.
Then, this morning while I was making coffee, it hit me: Dionne Warwick used to be involved with the Psychic Friends Network. I googled “Dionne Warwick Psychic Friends” and was taken to a link for the following YouTube video of Miss Warwick pitching the Psychic Friends Network.
Understand that psychic phenomena like ESP, telepathy, fortune-telling, and the like are witchcraft, according to the Bible. So this is proof positive that Dionne Warwick was involved in witchcraft. Intrigued, I went to Wikipedia for some quick information on Dionne Warwick, and was intrigued at what I found.
I saw that, like Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick also came from a so-called Christian background having sung in the same gospel group with Houston’s mother, Cissy, called the Gospelaires. But the similarities didn’t end there. The themes of some of Warwick’s songs were also very telling, and have their counterpart in societal ills. For instance, in 1982, Warwick released a duet with Johnny Mathis entitled “Friends In Love” from the album by the same name. Sounds innocent enough, doesn’t it? After all, many married couples began as friends.
But in 1993 Warwick released an album entitled “Friends Can Be Lovers.” This title carries a less innocent connotation. My question to you is this: is the theme of a man and a woman who are supposed to be friends, but who also enjoy a sexual relationship a Christian one? Have you noticed that there have been a recent spate of music and movies (such as “Friends With Benefits”) that echo this motif?
It is no secret that Satan hates anything that God loves, and God loves marriage. So Satan destroys the sanctity of marriage by offering people everything that marriage has to offer without the commitment. And it is working. Increasingly, couples are deciding to stay friends instead of getting married, and to enjoy all the benefits of marriage without the sacrifices. A perfect recipe for disaster. The problem is that “Christians” are falling for this deception, having been beguiled into this lifestyle by those whom the media promote as the perfect blend of Christian wholesomeness and worldliness.
Another thing Warwick has in common with Whitney Houston is drugs. Only Dionne’s troubles weren’t as ostensibly serious or as highly publicized as Whitney’s.
A 61-year-old Christian pop singer who also smokes dope. Christian right?
Additionally, Dionne Warwick had some interesting romantic entanglements. This from Wikipedia:
“Warwick has been connected romantically with Philadelphia Eagles great Timmy Brown, French singer-songwriter Sacha Distel, actor Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice), Seagram heir and CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr., and Las Vegas restaurateur and actor Gianni Russo (The Godfather).”
According to Wikipedia, Philip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame, like Dionne Warwick, was involved in a psychic network called the Psychic Reader’s Network (later known as Traffix, Inc.) and become the spokesman for the Philip Michael Thomas Psychic Connection. Do not for one minute believe that this occult connection was purely coincidental.
I was totally unaware that Warwick had been involved with Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr., the grandson of Samuel Bronfman, of the fabulously wealthy Canadian Jewish Bronfman family. This is a very intriguing connection indeed.
One website on Warwick former romantic interest and NFL great, Timmy Brown, included some of his stats. When I looked them over, I was amazed by the numerological “coincidences.” I noticed all the 9′s, 11′s, 13′s, 18′s, 22′s, 27′s, 29′s, and 33′s that kept popping up, not only in his birthdate and player stats, but on the birth dates and information of many of the football players listed on the webpage. Because of this, something told me to go to YouTube and check out some footage of some of Brown’s games. In one game, I was amazed as, repeatedly, the defensive linemen seemed to make no real effort to sack the quarterback as he completed pass after pass to Brown.
Once again, I was convinced that nothing is a coincidence: right down to a famous football player’s career. I went away more convinced than ever that careers in entertainment (and sports are entertainment) are not only made and ended, but are meticulously managed: right down to an athlete’s stats. Famous athletes’ careers are managed just as a famous singers’ and actors’ careers are managed. They are managed with a purpose and their fame is not coincidental. It has been given to them by Satan, and it is to be used for his ends. If you look closely at the lives of celebrities, you will see Satan glorified in them.
That is what we must consider when we look at celebrities like Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Kirk Franklin, Steve Harvey, and others who purport to be Christian. What is their fruit? Do their lives glorify the name of Jesus Christ? When we see a secular artist like Dionne Warwick put out a gospel album, as she did in 2008, we should wonder about that. We should wonder what connection a singer who is involved in the occult, makes music that glorifies gratuitous sex, and smokes marijuana could have with the Lord Jesus. We should ask ourselves these questions and not consider them our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Did you know that the Pointer Sisters also got their start in church and that their parents were ministers? And as many of you know, June Pointer, like Whitney Houston, suffered from substance abuse problems, right until the day of her death. Where was Christ glorified in her life? People like these need our prayers and not our patronage.
These things should concern us. I don’t believe for one minute that Dionne Warwick’s Psychic Friends connection was solely financially motivated any more than I believe that her affiliation with the animal rights movement is purely out of concern for animals. And if you’ve read our articles on the Animal Rights Movement, you know that there is a New Age connection between the Animal Rights Movement, the occult, and the New World Order.
Please understand that I am not trying to cast any dispersion upon Dionne Warwick or the memory of Whitney Houston. I am merely suggesting that we, as Christians, take a moment and think about why we do what we do. I am merely suggesting that we scrutinize the actions of Christian artists who act worldly and worldly artists who claim to be Christian. Because these people claim to represent our faith, and are influencing us and our children, we should hold them accountable.
The Still Man
Quote from Dionne Warwick interview can be found @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IgwTGLg2Bk&feature=related
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