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SF Catholic Diocese Promotes Idea That Taylor Swift Is Summoning Demons

I find Pope Francis a compassionate church leader who is worth listening to. I find the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese worth laughing at.

On Monday, the Catholic Diocese retweeted without the proper scorn a lengthy post from a Nashville priest and exorcist (!) claiming that Taylor Swift is opening the gates of Heck with witchcraft in her concerts:

As Swift performs the song “Willow” from her “Evermore” album, the singer and her dancers dress in black capes and dance with orbs. Elements of Earth and fire are also a central part of the performance.

Diocese of Nashville exorcist Father Dan Reehil told ChurchPOP why the concert, which includes this performance, could spiritually endanger attendees.

He also explains how the “Willow” performance mimics witchcraft with its use of Earth, fire, black capes, and orbs.

Reehil says those who practice witchcraft “harness energy or they try to harness energy, and they look at the Earth with the elements of water, fire, Earth, and sky. They believe that they can harness this energy in some ways to do good and in some ways to do evil.”

“The problem with the concert is that whether Taylor knew she was trying to imitate witches or in fact was doing some kind of a cult ceremony during the show is sort of irrelevant to the demons,” Father Reehil continues.

“She is an incredibly talented and influential artist. And so the demons will take deep note of what she’s doing and how she’s doing it and who she’s influencing. So when they imitate these rituals with these orbs and these black capes, that looks like something you’d find in the woods.

“Even if her intent was not to practice any witchcraft or do any of the incantations, she is probably attracting a lot of demons to her concerts.

“That’s where the problem can lie because then you have these little girls who you know literally sort of worship her who are now putting themselves in a position where they could be attacked by demonic forces.

“So not saying that’s going to happen to everybody, but you’re definitely putting yourself in a very dangerous situation if you’re going to a concert where there’s somebody who’s imitating or even practicing the art of witchcraft. I would say don’t do it. Skip the concert” [ChurchPop, long tweet, 2023.11.27].

The Sioux Falls School District is threatening to deny children meals, but Taylor Swift is doing the devil’s work with her orbs. Roger that.


  1. larry kurtz 2023-11-29 07:31

    Follow the money. The clown who was head of the Tyler, Texas bishopric is raising personal cash on his dismissal.

  2. Donald Pay 2023-11-29 08:15

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph!!! If you didn’t know this already but some religious folks have a tendency to fall down the rabbit hole. It is going to turn out that this is the good marketing….for Swift. Some of us remember when “Banned in Boston” meant you had to pick it up to read the juicy parts.

  3. sx123 2023-11-29 08:27

    Oh, so witchcraft explains all the fire in her Bad Blood video…

    At least the little girls are looking up to someone real they can actualky hear, touch, see, etc.

    Churches hate competition, and frankly, there’s a lot of it out there.

  4. Ryan 2023-11-29 08:30


    oh man. these people. i often wonder which would be more hilarious: 1) this guy believes what he’s saying; or 2) he doesn’t, but knows his audience will.


  5. e platypus onion 2023-11-29 08:46

    Why not blame Sting of the Police? His name is Summoner. Taylor Swift’s summoned demons make Catholics kiddy diddlers, I have no doubt. Just like tse-tse flies are catholic in their blood sucking.

    Wait for it. A certain used car salesman is likely to magically appear and defend kiddy diddlers because that is how America was set up under Moses.

  6. Eve Fisher 2023-11-29 09:00

    I think they’re just jealous because she’s getting into football games for free.

  7. JO 2023-11-29 09:02

    Demons existed hiding behind the title of priests, monsignors, and bishops ignoring the sexual abuse of male students when I was educated in the SF Catholic diocese. Taylor Swift? Evil, demonic? She is the opposite of that but the SF catholic religious are quite stupid.

  8. larry kurtz 2023-11-29 09:19

    Isn’t this just more evidence that christianity is a disease?

  9. Bob Newland 2023-11-29 09:46

    If christianity in general is disease, Roman Catholicism is Ebola.

  10. O 2023-11-29 10:05

    typical play out of the Catholic playbook: alienate millions of young people with a silly exclusion philosophy to sore up NOBODY! Then sit and wonder why the pews (and offerings) are empty.

  11. O 2023-11-29 10:05

    shore up

  12. All Mammal 2023-11-29 11:11

    This weirdo is on board with widow burnings and witch stonings. I see a thousand times more demonic summonings at a NFL football game or March Madness basketball game happening. The very sermons and exorcisms he performs are flat-out Devil Worship. Straight up and down. Hmmm.. he is the one down with 1. Speaking in tongues 2. Wearing an onion hat 3. Standing in a pulpit above the afraid and lost 4. Condoning or performing the abuse of children 5. Asking the poor for money 6. Praying to a dead man on a crucifix 7. Eating and drinking a zombie’s flesh and blood 8. Hating women 9. Keeping people from the truth 10. Brainwashing people so they believe they were born dirty, disgusting sinners unworthy of love 11. Scaring the living daylights out of children by promising them they, or the people they love are going to burn in hell.

    It is that guy who is a danger to our children, not the empowering Taylor Swift, who brings the equivalent of two Superbowls and 3,000 jobs to every town she rocks. They set off tsunami warnings at the Seattle concert my sister and niece were at because the Richter thought there was an earthquake. That kind of power conjured up by women scares the black cape off devil worshippers aka the church.

  13. Buckobear 2023-11-29 11:13

    Who’s really practicing witchcraft?

  14. Bob Newland 2023-11-29 11:53

    Mammal, your elocution is elegant.

  15. Donald Pay 2023-11-29 11:54

    Any else remember the “Louie, Louie” conniption back in the 1960s? We kids went out an bought the record to hear the dirty words that were supposedly in that song, but actually weren’t. All the controversy did was boost sales. I was one of the kids who went right out and bought the single. I still love that song. It was covered by just about every garage band in Sioux Falls.

    I’m linking an article about the controversy over this song. It’s a real hoot.

  16. larry kurtz 2023-11-29 12:00

    Paul Swain was a lawyer before he was called to the priesthood by the voices in his head and now he’s dead. Swain was appointed to the Sioux Falls, South Dakota diocese in 2006 by Joseph Ratzinger, a famous gay icon who also covered up clergy crimes.

    Swain was a member of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the architect of South Dakota’s statute of limitations that protects predators from being prosecuted for crimes against children and vulnerable adults in a state where catholic congregations and the legislature have engaged in obstruction of justice since before Ted Hustead opened Wall Drug in 1931. In South Dakota at least thirty two members of the Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers have been credibly accused.

    God and Lee Schoenbeck know who the rest are and so did Paul Swain but separation of church and state is just so bothersome in the chemical toilet especially when litigation hurts donations.

    Kinda makes you wanna puke, init?

  17. sx123 2023-11-29 12:09

    I hear that the demons get free tickets to every Swift performance. Is that true?

  18. e platypus onion 2023-11-29 13:35

    I remember a magat school board denying their major college marching band from performing the song because of the lyrics all the while forgetting marching bands don’t do lyrics. But, what would you expect from magats?

  19. Spike 2023-11-29 15:04

    I hope your correct…. because if that is the case there is a rather large entourage from Dakota Free Press that should get front rows tickets!!!

  20. grudznick 2023-11-29 15:15

    There are witches who blog here at this very blogging place. And who among you has not summoned a demon or three?

  21. Noem's nemesis 2023-11-29 16:09

    “Diocese of Nashville exorcist Father Dan Reehil” makes all non-Catholics relieved to be non-Catholic. As for witchcraft charlatans––and there is no other kind–––I think the exorcist ranks at the top of the list. I would expect that wiser souls within the Sioux Falls diocese would manage to have the embarrassing reposted tweet removed.

  22. O 2023-11-29 16:30

    Perhaps the Holy Father, Pope Francis, himself will reach out to repudiate this priest as he has the two American Cardinals Strickland and Burke.

  23. Todd Epp 2023-11-29 19:31

    If liking Taylor Swift is bad then I don’t want to be good. My 90 year old father likes TS. He’s obviously possessed.

  24. grudznick 2023-11-29 19:39

    Ms. Mammal is probably the vice-voice of reason on this here blogging place and we should pay her heed.

  25. Arlo Blundt 2023-11-29 23:39

    Taylor Swift is a great musician and song writer. As a song writer she has tapped into the times and expresses what young people are thinking. John Lennon did the same thing, though Paul McCartney’s writing, more commercial than Lennon, is probably a better match for Swift. None the less, people are tuned into her and saying “yah, that’s how I feel.” That an old Catholic Priest from Nashville, is not tuned in should come as no surprise.

  26. Richard Schriever 2023-11-30 07:35

    I must note that the bible is an Idol as are all the other trappings, right down to the very physical foundations, of the “organized” Christian church(es).

  27. M 2023-11-30 07:35

    Thanks All Mammal, you said it all.

  28. e platypus onion 2023-11-30 09:04

    Wake me up when a real exorcyst comes along and makes all religions disappear. I’d chip in a quarter for that to happen.

  29. Mary 2023-11-30 10:19

    As a Swifty, I disapprove of this message.

  30. Loti 2023-12-03 09:36

    Our good old USA & musicians, churchs, prisons, cemetaries. Round & Round we go.

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