Destiny’s Child Stage Surprise Reunion at Stellar Awards
By Daniel Kreps |rollingstone.com
Destiny’s Child staged a surprise reunion at the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Saturday night as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared together at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena to perform Williams’ “Say Yes.” Beyoncé and Rowland previously collaborated on the studio version of Williams’ single, an EDM-inspired reimagining of the Nigerian gospel song “When Jesus Says Yes.”
“Say Yes” was nominated for three awards at the Stellar ceremony: Urban/Inspiration Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Song of the Year, with Williams picking up an extra nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year category for her gospel album Journey to Freedom. When the “Say Yes” single first arrived in May 2014 – although it was credited to “Michelle Williams featuring Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland” and not Destiny’s Child – it marked the first time the “Bills, Bills, Bills” trio had reunited since Beyoncé’s Super Bowl XLVII halftime show performance in February 2013.
According to Williams, the Destiny’s Child reunion on “Say Yes” happened accidentally. “They received an advance copy of the album and called, saying, ‘We love “When Jesus Says Yes”… there has to be a Destiny’s Child mix of the song,'” Williams said at the time. “Kelly did it and Beyoncé got right in the studio and did her part. I kept it a secret because I didn’t want anyone to know until it was time.”
Williams, Beyoncé and Rowland also filmed a “Say Yes” music video together. “It was so much fun. It was like we were little kids again,” Williams said of working on the video with Beyoncé and Rowland. “I have their back and they have mine. They have showed themselves to be loyal to me time after time. They have proven they are my sisters time and time again.” (click here for full article)
We shouldn’t be shocked.. this Church loves its celebrities
After Beyonces Superbowl performance G Craige Lewis adamantly responded..”The plight of self has blinded the modern day Christian and they are no longer sensitive to right vs. wrong. They have sat under Hollywood promoting preachers and carnality approving leadership for so long that they have accepted the world into their hearts! This was done to them on purpose so they will desire God’s way and the devil’s way. If you attempt to serve 2 masters you are really selecting one, YOURSELF! Knowledge of self is the enemy of God…”
Let us not forget 2009, when George Bloomer gave Bethel Family Worship Center his rendition of Single Ladies:
Touch Not Beyonce And Do Our Church Celebrity No Harm
Former Arkansas Governor and pastor Mike Huckabee, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate recently published a new book entitled “God, Guns, Grit and Gravy”. In one of his chapters he expressed his opinion about Beyonce and Jay Z’s performance of “Drunk in Love” at the 2014 Grammy Awards. U.S. News and World Report published several quotes from his book and according to one report Huckabee compared their performances to watching foreplay.
“Beyonce is incredibly talented – gifted, in fact. She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing,” said Huckabee. “She is a terrific dancer – without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom. Jay Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguable crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?”
Huckabee’s commentary didn’t go over well with Beyonce’s fans and even some christians. During a recent interview on The View former Destiny Child and gospel artist Michelle Williams was given an opportunity to confront Huckabee.
During the 2014 debut of Beyonce’s recent self-titled album she released several videos, and nearly every single video featured her half-naked with full body close-ups. In one of Beyonce’s mini documentaries published on youtube she explained her mindset during the of making the album. One song in particular, “Partition,” which is about making love in the backseat of a car. She mentions one line specifically: “Driver roll up the partition please, I don’t need you seeing Beyoncé on her knees.” In the video, she dances on a stripper pole wearing nothing but a thong and a tiny bra.
In 2008 during an interview with Look Magazine Beyonce was quoted saying, “I can’t really go to church anymore, which is a shame.”
“People have come up to me in church during the sermon and, of course, people watch everything I do. They come up and take pictures on their mobile phones too. They are very nice, but I think God understands if I miss Sunday service!”
We can understand when the world defends sexual exploitation but “Christians”?? Since when did Christians support, protect and defend seducing spirits and sexually perverted entertainment. Beyonce is well known for gyrating lewdly and sexually explicit lyrics. Her concerts provokes lust in the hearts of men and women. (Prov. 6:25)” Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.”
(Galatians 5:19-21) can not be ignored. “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” What a sad day we live in. Most of the Gospel Artists chimed in on twitter in favor of her performance. And during Destiny Childs performance church folks celebrated on social media. They had an opportunity to experience their favorite sexuality explicit artist perform for Jesus. When we no longer make a difference between what is holy and what is profane then we have lost the will of God.” But what purpose does an Award show serve anyways?
Trojan Horse Pride of Life
The church of the living God is under attack. A deadly Trojan virus has breached our fortified walls. We’ve been infected. This virus is known as ‘the pride of life’. As it spreads, infected individuals succumb to the ‘lust of the flesh’ and ‘the lust of the eyes’. The symptoms of .. infection are idolatry, covetousness and selfish ambition. But beware these symptoms are masked as virtue, honesty and moral conviction in compromised believers. Outwardly, infected individuals express a desire to glorify God but inwardly they seek self-glorification and the praise of others. The ‘pride of life’ virus requires a human host that is a professed Christian and has deep rooted personal deficits. This virus has tragically been implanted into the hearts of believers, families, ministries and churches through the primary carrier, Gospel celebrities. Satan has unleashed this calamity among us by deceptively using the material world and men of the world to advance his kingdom. The only way for the church to be restored unto God is to unplug from the world’s system. Join Tetaun Moffett of EX Ministries on an unparalleled journey to explore the plight of the modern church. Be challenged to overcome personal deficits, reject the ‘pride of life’ and experience an uncompromised relationship with God.