Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham recently blasted former Gospel singer Katy Perry's performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, calling her lyrics "sensuous and evil."
On Sunday, Perry performed several of her chart-topping hits at the Super Bowl, held at the University of Phoenix Arizona, including the overtly sexual songs, "I Kissed a Girl" and "Teenage Dream."
In a recent Facebook post, the "Answers in Genesis" President responded to the performance, calling it a "peek into the real state of the millennial generation."
"So what does that mean with today's cultural trends?!" Ham writes. "I had the words on my TV as she 'sang' - most of them didn't even make sense - meaningless garbage - do church young people follow Katy Perry? I hope not! Sensuous and evil! But it is a sad peek into the real state of much of the coming generation!"
Ham's post,which was shared over 1,700 people and "liked" by nearly 8,000, appeared to resonate with many readers.
"The problem is not that she sings this music, the problem is that Christians support and encourage it. We (speaking generally) seem to set no boundaries and then wonder why no one wants to come to church with us. We have a duty to look different from the world and be set apart. But that is uncomfortable and we go with the flow to save face. We would rather shame God than be different from the crowd," wrote Doug Shaw.
"At least she ended by saying "God bless America". She may use her fame to glorify Him one day. How about we pray for her and her generation and follow the Spirit as to how to witness to them," added another reader.
Perry's father, an evangelical minister in Orange County, California, said prior to her Super Bowl performance that he is proud of his daughter even though he does not agree with the message she sends to young people.
"I don't have a problem," Keith Hudson said last week. "She's gonna do some good ones - she's excited [about her Super Bowl performance]."
Last year, Hudson referenced the "I Kissed a Girl" song in a sermon last year: "They ask how can I preach if I produce a girl who sang about kissing another girl? I was at a concert of Katy's where there were 20,000. I'm watching this generation and they were going at it. It almost looked like church. I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They're loving and worshiping the wrong thing."