The internet was ablaze Sunday night after a satanic Grammy performance which conservative critics decried as sickening.
The performance in question was Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy,” a lewd song Variety described as about a “family man having unsafe sex.”
At the Grammys, Smith and Petras, who identify as non-binary and transgender, respectively, are surrounded by fire, red lights, and provocatively dressed dancers carrying whips or pantomiming demonic possession. Smith eventually dons a hat with cartoonish devil horns while Petras performs from inside a cage.
The music video for the song was no less risqué – a cabaret show featuring androgynous burlesque dancers, contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race and a cameo from a gay porn star.
The Grammy performance bordered on demonic and was criticized as such.
“This…is…evil,” tweeted U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 6, 2023
Conservative commentator Robby Starbuck denounced Smith’s mockery of Christianity as “boring, vile, rehashed shock tactics that Hollywood seals clap for because they’re evil & stupid.”
Yet liberal news outlets accused critics of overreacting.
However, an equally flagrant and raunchy parody of any other religion would not be treated with such lenience, let alone celebrated.
While Smith and Petras debauched Christianity on television, a Minnesota art professor was accused of Islamophobia and fired for doing her job. Her crime: showing a 14th century painting of the Prophet Muhammad in a global art class.
How can these both happen?
Simply put, the mainstream has decided Christianity doesn’t deserve the same protection as other religions.
Progressive ideologues turn a blind eye when Christianity is desecrated – Demi Lovato’s recent album cover is a prime example – because they don’t actually care about equal treatment.
They only care about protecting the people or beliefs that deserve it – those they perceive as oppressed or victimized – and gleefully say, “To hell with the rest.”