How Should We Respond to Lil Nas X?
I have thought about how Christians should react to S Lil Nas X's Montero video and Satan shoes. As a response to the Christian criticism, members of the gay community cited Christian mistreatment as the reason Lil Nas X did it. The mistreatment argument does not alter my opinion of the worldview despite its validity. I believe that reason is the proper response. By responding in an overly defensive manner, we risk reaffirming his negative assumption. It will also confirm the belief that a second "Satanic Panic" exists.
Protesting against Christianity by turning to Satanism is not new. Marilyn Manson, born Brian Warner, also embraced Satanism because he disliked Christianity. Though it wouldn't surprise me if he were a Satanist, it seems to me that it's just a shock value thing.
By making this an intellectual instead of just an emotional argument, those on the other side are more likely to be receptive to the message.
This tiktok video I reacted to sum it up for me