Rick Warren meets the Jonas Brothers

by Matt Sutton

There were a lot of things (in addition to spilling seed) that infuriated my fundamentalist friends during the interwar era. These included: Christians (and not) who desecrated the Sabbath by attending movies; ministers who lured visitors to church with unholy amusements; and churches that commercialized religion. What would they think of this: Rick Warren (of “I am Bono’s friend and we will save the world together” fame) has just abandoned my U2-loving generation for the younger set. This year the Jonas Brothers will be playing Saddleback Church’s Easter service at Angel Stadium. What could be more (un)holy than that?

FYI, Angel Stadium is in Anaheim (Orange County); not in any way, shape, or form Los Angeles for you baseball fans duped by the Angels’ brass.

Randall: I presume you will be there reporting for us on the Jonas Brothers? And Ed, remember it is just a short drive from San Diego to the OC. You should be there too to keep Randall from crashing the stage.


Randall said…
I'm there!

I plan to do what Jarvis Cocker of Pulp did when Michael Jackson performed at the 1996 BRIT awards.

Luke Harlow said…
With a stirring introductory post like this one, I think Paul needs to dig into the RiAH travel budget and pony up the cash for Matt to cover this event for himself!
Paul Harvey said…
Matt, I'll dig deep into the RiAH expense account so you can buy a diet Mountain Dew on me if you can make the concert and blog about it.
Anonymous said…
When I saw Jonas Brothers in the headline, I thought this was going to be a post on apocalypticism or the newest theories about the Antichrist(s). I must say I am disappointed. I thought you were on top of it, Matt.
Matt Sutton said…
Paul: thanks for digging deep. Nobody ever accused you of being a tightwad or lacking business savvy.

Todd: I am sure there is an Antichrist connection here. I wonder if the Jonas Bros plan to restore the Roman Empire and/or ordain Warren the whore of Babylon.
Christopher said…
Last year, the Jonas Brothers teamed up with Glenn Beck for "America's Freedom Festival" in Provo, UT. Now Rick Warren's Easter service? That's an impressive resume.
Jonathan Rowe said…
The music of the Jonas Bros. is an abomination to God, if anything is.

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