Actor Jack Black Prays to Satan on MTV
From Patrick Madrid's blog:

Actor Jack Black Prays to Satan on MTV

When MTV first appeared, back in 1981, like many other American young adults, I watched it with interest because it showcased videos of many of the bands that were popular then: The Police, Duran Duran, Squeeze, Genesis, The Go-Gos, Hall & Oats, Blondie, etc. But after the initial novelty of 24-7 music videos wore off and it became apparent that MTV was lurching steadily toward a darker, more erotic, and increasingly decadent format, I tuned out for good.

The rapid transmogrification of MTV from a purveyor of meaningless, if at times mildly entertaining, videos of pop rock bands, to full-on, in-your-face glorification of vice and sexual deviancy must be reckoned, I believe, as one of the integral reasons for the equally rapid unraveling of the moral fabric of Western society. The dramatic rise in on-campus student violence, promiscuity, sex crimes, and the growing modern obsession with death and the devil (to name just a few examples) can be, I believe, directly attributable in some measure to the nearly 30-year steady diet of moral corruption that MTV has been feeding its viewers.

The truth of the maxim "garbage in, garbage out" has nowhere been more spectacularly verified than it has been with MTV.

That's why for many years now, I have been warning parents everywhere — in my parish seminars, in radio interviews, and most recently on my "Open Line" radio program — to not allow MTV in their homes, to not let their children watch it. Of course, I am far from alone in this, and mine is just one of many voices that have been "crying in the wilderness" about the dangers of MTV's nefarious content.

And now here's another voice — that of the comedy actor Jack Black — that is reminding all of us why MTV is such an aggressively pernicious danger to anyone who watches it. Read the news report below, written by James L. Lambert for The American Family News Network and then watch the accompanying video. It says it all.

And for those who may think I'm being alarmist and extreme in my warning about MTV (believe me, there are Catholics and Protestants out there who have told me exactly that), I can only say that if this video is not enough to make you say, "Enough!" to MTV, and to remove it forthwith from your home and forbid your children from watching it, then I don't know what else I could possibly say to you to get your attention.

During last month's MTV music video awards ceremony, actor Jack Black urged the audience join hands and pray to "dear dark lord Satan." In his prayer, the actor prayed that the musicians and nominees would have "continued success in the music industry." The awards program was [broadcast] on the MTV network (a subsidiary of the Viacom Corporation) throughout the country through cable and satellite television.T

The Radio City Hall audience readily acquiesced to Black's invitation to pray to the devil. In a video posted on YouTube, Black encouraged the large audience to join in by saying, "let me see those horns." Black, dressed in a "muscle suit" continued by asking the awards ceremony audience to join hands during "the prayer." He then held hands with actress Leighton Meester while he prayed aloud.

Black's prayer went basically unnoticed among most conservative and Christian media circles -- perhaps because they feel the comedian was simply joking as he displayed his contempt for Christianity with the prayer invocation. In fact, this would be in keeping with Black's previous behavior.

In 2008 he participated in a video that mocked supporters of California's marriage initiative, Proposition 8. In commenting on that video, the Culture and Media Institute (CMI) said Black "appears as Jesus rebuking the Proposition 8 supporters while munching on a shrimp cocktail and saying that the Bible condemns eating shellfish too. Then he [Black] reels off some scripture references without context to suggest that the Bible is self-contradictory and unreliable." In their press release (December 4, 2008), CMI described Black as "an anti-Christian bigot."

Others claim last month's public "prayer" to Satan was just a publicity stunt to promote the new heavy metal video game, "Brutal Legend."

But regardless how one looks at Black's actions, it sets a dangerous precedent. Author and King's College professor Paul McGuire labels Black's prayer to Satan as "just the tip of the iceberg of what is happening in our nation and in the entertainment industry." The conservative commentator contends that "although it is hidden, Satanism is one of the fastest growing religions in America." He adds: "We can expect to see Satanists demanding and getting the same rights as any other religion." . . .

Radio talk-show host Jesse Lee Peterson . . . says it is "disturbing that MTV continues to promote the most degenerate and base programs on its network....[They] intentionally air programming designed to seduce and corrupt the minds and hearts of America's youth" (like Sex...with Mom and Dad, among others). . . .

Well, as bad as humor is about these things, it was clearly a joke. 
Those who don't believe in God and Satan don't really tend to take them very seriously.

Metal lyrics are full of blasphemy, evil, and gore. That's kind of the standard for the genre, and a lot of metalheads think its cool. Jack Black was promoting the video game Brutal Legend, which is all about heavy metal. He isn't a Satanist, but this kind of thing personifies metal, which is what he was going for. It wasn't serious, but I'm willing to bet it wasn't funny at all either.
(10-22-2009, 05:58 PM)Bonifacius Wrote: Well, as bad as humor is about these things, it was clearly a joke. 

Unfortunately, that's not funny.
(10-22-2009, 05:58 PM)Bonifacius Wrote: Well, as bad as humor is about these things, it was clearly a joke. 

I'm sure our Lord sees that the same way ...
I didn't say that this was good or acceptable behavior.  I'm just saying that it wasn't meant in earnest.  That makes it different -- not necessarily better or worse -- than an actual prayer to Satan.  He was playing on a stereotype. 
Jack Black may not have meant it... but that doesn't mean that Satan didn't hear it.
(10-22-2009, 07:04 PM)Bonifacius Wrote: I didn't say that this was good or acceptable behavior.  I'm just saying that it wasn't meant in earnest.  That makes it different -- not necessarily better or worse -- than an actual prayer to Satan.  He was playing on a stereotype. 

Since legitimate prayer would be done in earnest, it would make sense that Satanic prayers would be made in jest.  Humor seems to be one of these things that people think carries absolution with it.  That's why the culture constantly uses sitcoms and stand up comedians to introduce the next major degenerating vice.  They then move onto dramas like Law and Order where the degenerate is the victim of the closed-minded criminals that can't get with the times because of their "conservatism." 

I think God has a sense of humor though and when He judges people for jokes, He says, "Boy that was funny.  You're still going to Hell but don't worry about it.  It definitely WAS funny.  Why the surprised look?  Where did I say that being hilarious was the great commission?  Now don't dither about with the begging and pleading, you had your chance and you made sinful jokes instead.  Go on...get down there." 

MTV has hit a new low. I didn't think it possible, as I tuned out long ago. Most "jokes" in our modern era are played for cheap laughs and shock value. Publicity stunt or not, it's not funny.

Anyway, sorry for being out of the loop but I haven't had a TV since 1999. Is this the same Jack Black who played in comedy films like School of Rock? Say it ain't so. I always liked him. 
Okay, I mistakenly thought that I had already posted this:  Oh, I'm sure that Satan loves it when people don't take him seriously. 

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