Local Community Concerned About “Ghost” Coming To Town That They Held A Prayer Meeting

Midland, Texas is concerned about the arrival of the band Ghost to their town. The band is currently headlining their own tour and they will make a stop at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas.

However, a local pastor is isn’t too keen on the presence of the band coming into their community. “I don’t know that we can stop the band from coming – I don’t know how that works – but this is very concerning to me,” says Midland pastor Larry Long during an interview in a local radio talkshow, The Morning Show with Craig Anderson. “And I’m not so much concerned about the band as I am about the fact that Wagner Noël didn’t have better sense than to sign this band. What are those people thinking? Are they a part of our community? Do they care what the majority of our community might think about something like that.”

Pastor Long adds,

“Sure, I’m concerned about the content of the band. We have a freedom of religion in America, which means a freedom of irreligion and anti-Christian faith, if that’s what people want to do. And so, from that sense, yes, the band bothers me. But I’m not in favor of outlawing the band per se. What I’m in favor [of] is finding out from Wagner Noël what in the world they’re thinking… I don’t know what Wagner Noël can do once they sign that contract, but for Heaven’s sakes, they need better sense than this. And I think the community should be alarmed about it. This is not healthy for our community. Because we Christians believe the devil is real, so when you have a devil-worshipping band… And I’m sure the band believes the devil’s real – I doubt that they’re just doing this as a part of their shtick for music, and music they produce and so on.

To oppose the coming of Ghost to their community, a group of locals held a “prayer meeting” to pray against the “spiritual influences” the band will bring into their area. They claim that this prayer meeting is not a protest but rather a simple gathering to pray over what is to come over their community.