Pastor Kevin Swanson recently suggested that Beyonce's on-stage persona Sasha Fierce may be a sign of "demon possession."
According to RightWingWatch.org, Pastor Swanson made the claim last week on his Generations Radio Show (audio below).
Pastor Swanson began by saying that Beyonce "uses a number of Satanic symbols... she uses pentagrams. She uses the goat head idol a fair amount. She even refers to a spirit and calls the spirit 'Sasha Fierce.'"
"That’s multiple personality or that’s demon possession or that’s psychosis,” said Pastor Swanson. “People used to have to be taken off to insane asylums if they introduced other characters in their lives, these are people who are going to wind up in insane asylums, mental institutes for things like demon possession or psychosis.”
Pastor Swanson later warned on the same show (audio below): “What’s shifted now, it’s this incredible demonic shift, where what used to be the most devastating, the most horrific thing that could ever happen to a family, has become the highest virtue."
However, RawStory.com notes that singers have used on-stage personas for decades, such as David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and Garth Brooks' Chris Gaines.
According to Westword.com, other rock star alter egos include Katy Perry's braces-wearing "Kathy," Nicki Minaj's "Roman Zolanski," Janet Jackson's "Damita Jo," Elton John's "Captain Fantastic" and Eminem's persona "Slim Shady."