#65 Travis, Taylor, and Superbowl 2024

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Timothy: Let’s continue to consider the Super Bowl 2024. Super Bowl Sunday. Deep in debauchery where false Christians go to die. Such think it’s strange you do not plunge into the flood of dissipation, so they heap abuse on you. 1 Peter 4:4. The Consider Podcast, www.consider.info, where the rubber meets the road.

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Timothy: According to “Dailymail.com, this is the headline and they’ve got some serious headlines. We’re talking like paragraph headlines. “Put down or put the beer down, Travis – it’s not IF, and we’re talking capital letter IF Taylor dumped you… But WHEN: After the Coach Bashing Drunken Disorder and Tone-Deaf post shooting selfies, MAUREEN CALLAHAN says Image Obsessed Swift will now shake off brand Kelce. Is that?

Jacob: Kelce. Kelce.

Timothy: Kelce.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: Okay. Who are all the people. Now Travis is the boyfriend, right?

Jacob: Travis is the boyfriend, yes.

Timothy: Okay, then who’s Kelce?

Jacob: No, yeah, that’s his last name. Travis Kelce.

Timothy: You can tell how well I’m entrenched in the world and all that’s correct.

Jacob: Pop culture. You’re very up on your pop culture.

Timothy: Thank you, Jacob. Yeah, I listen to Taylor Swift on the weekends. Thoughts before I kind of dive into this a little bit.

Jacob: No, I don’t have any thoughts other than, no, I don’t have any thoughts. Go ahead.

Timothy: We had this discussion beforehand what is the big deal he chewed the coach out he came in there screaming. This is a football game. This is like mini warfare and all the little snowflakes out there getting all upset. Because he’s a red flag and that somehow this will translate to totally being a wife beater. Well, that’s assuming they get married a wife beater, right?

Jacob: I guess I think you pretty much have, you’re running into the obsession with Taylor Swift like the literally stalking mentality. Like people are into this this woman.

Timothy: Well, the ironic part is that wasn’t your response yesterday.

Jacob: What was my response yesterday?

Timothy: You were getting on to me like wow he shouldn’t come in on the coach. He should…

Jacob: Well, wait there’s two different things.

Timothy: I was having fun with this debate by the way.

Jacob: I didn’t know we were going to start the show off talking about specific.

Timothy: I’m not going to tell you everything.

Jacob: Oh, I know you don’t. But no, first off well Kelce Travis Taylor Swift drama is drama. But him running up on the head coach like this is disrespectful.

Timothy: Oh, no.

Jacob: It’s two different subjects, two different things going on here.

Timothy: You’re talking football drill and running. You’re out there, your girls in the stand up there. You’re like in hyper mode and you’re there to win to prove something unless it’s cheated. Of course, prove that you are the player of all players, right?

Jacob: Whoa, you’re paid millions of dollars to perform. You’re not paid million dollars to yell at the coach and tell him how to do his job who he’s paid millions of dollars to do. But yeah.

Timothy: Well, this just everybody knows this is kind of a fun debate.

Jacob: Yes, this is a back and forth.

Timothy: I was just taking one, because I was actually impressed with your answer because you have a real respect for those that are in authority or older or more in charge. So, it’s actually very your response was very healthy whether that’s true.

Jacob: Well, it’s interesting that you bring up this like whole Taylor Swift thing. They just care about Taylor Swift, they don’t even care about like the older elderly coach who technically, yeah, I don’t know.

Timothy: Oh yeah, well now you’re out into my point. It’s not Taylor Swift dumping him, he needs to dump her.

Jacob: Exactly. He needs to run for this.

Timothy: So, forget all this drama about oh how bad he. Look, he’s paid and no telling what he’s on and he’s spoiled the whole bit. He’s out there to just kick head and all you know what? If I’d have been that coach, I’d reach back clinch my fist and I’d a decked him and thrown him to the ground and then I’d have called the emergency room to come get me because I would have fallen flat and my hand would be broken. There’s no way. He’s a big guy. So, you approach him with caution. Alright, that said, he needs to dump Taylor Swift. That’s the problem. He’s going to wind up becoming a loaf of bread.

Video: There’s more fallout over Travis Kelce’s out of control temper tantrum at the Super Bowl. Kelce was furious at being kept out of the game for a critical play. His angry words weren’t broadcast but according to published reports he said, keep me in. You blank I’m calm now. After the game he was gentle and loving with Taylor, but on social media a whole bunch of Swifties are saying, they are alarmed that the thought that Kelce’s temper could spill over into his private life. Kelce’s temper is a huge red flag. A bookmark moment in any relationship.

Man: Is this a red flag for Taylor and their relationship?

Leah Lagos: It doesn’t have to be deal breaker, but it is something that should be discussed and addressed. And certainly, if it’s occurring in the relationship, they have to figure out a plan because that’s certainly not going to work.

Man: The latest tantrum in front of the biggest Super Bowl TV audience in history is causing a debate.

Lady: I wouldn’t mind if you would just say that’s not the way to behave.

Man: Lot of high-pressure work environments. You throw a typewriter, you yell, you get people’s faces. You’re out of here.

Man 2: People been fired for less.

Man: Both men sought to downplay the incident.

Kayce: I got the greatest coach this game has ever seen. He’s helped me a lot with that with channeling that emotion.

Old man: Just love that the guy wants to play and wants to be in there playing.

Timothy: There was a judge that said I should become marriage counselor. What do you think I had to charge to deal with this red flag situation? We’re talking some pretty, rich individuals. What a go for an hour for me to sit down with them and kind of work through all the anger issues and all that is going on. What do you think?

Timothy: If we adjust for inflation considering these are high-dollar people like a thousand dollars an hour.

Jacob: I don’t think they’d pay attention. Here’s a psychological move. I’d have to charge $10,000 a session plus extra stuff just to get them to pay attention because that would be like 10 bucks. Alright, the problem isn’t his anger issues, what? You’re trying to tell me during practice that these people aren’t shouting each other.

Jacob: Correct, yeah for sure.

Timothy: Now next year, I think the NFL ought to have a politically correct softer version of football. So, you have the players come out and say, thank you and please pass the ball. Just to keep the tone down in the anger. Look these guys are what? From a worldly perspective the cream of the crop, the muscle of muscle, all day long 24/7 what are they working on? They are working on taking each other down. Expect them to come in, if you’d a deck the coach or the coach would have said, hey, that’s out of the norm. That’s a different story. This is a different culture. Be like me going to the Navy Seals and going, you know what? you’re just really being too tough on those guys. They’d all want to attack me and take me down.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: Which wouldn’t take much actually. Alright, back again to our point it’s not her that needs to dump him, it’s him that needs to dump her. She’s the big flag everything that she does, everything that she sings, the way that she dresses, the way that she conduct herself, her philosophy in life, her self-centeredness, her piginess about herself would cause any man not to say there’s a red flag, she is a complete red flag that you should run from just based on the sexual morality part. Play the bumper and let’s talk about it.

Video: Flee, run, run, run until you’re out of breath. Flee from sexual immorality. 1Corinthians 6:18 The Consider Podcast. Podcast, www.consider.info, where the rubber meets the road.

Timothy: Now, this isn’t just me that talks about the Taylor Swift lust factor. I mean, you could just watch all the girly men out there and the women that are emotionally being worked up, the way she dresses. You’d have to, really there’s anybody that’s going to defend that and say that’s wholesome, uplifting, or even positive. Go ahead and play this next clip, because it’s the world talking about what Taylor Swift is and he needs to pay attention so he can run, run, run.

Video: Everyone knows that at five foot 10 inches tall Taylor Swift’s got legs for days and it’s her legs not her love life that’s grabbing headlines this morning. One of Taylor’s closest friends Meredith the cat, attacked her left leg leaving an ugly and painful looking gash. And the internet is roaring with all sorts of exaggerated hysteria and concern for Taylor’s reported $40 million dollar legs. But don’t worry y’all, Taylor’s in on the joke. Cat mom Taylor took to Instagram showing off the gash and joking, great work Meredith, I was just trying to love you and now you owe me $40 million dollars. And always the well-spoken woman with a way with words Swift also added the pun, meow. The blank space singer is poking fun at a tabloid report from earlier this month that claims her legs are insured for 40 million bucks. And in honor of the leg scratch heard round the world, People Now presents Taylor Swift’s five best leg moments that make sure none of us forget leg day at the gym. Because hey, friends don’t let friends leg day.

Taylor showed off her rocker side at last year’s MTV VMAs which is an event known for having fun with fashion. Swift’s mile long legs were front and center as she turned it up and flaunted romper fabulousness in what might be the shortest outfit, we’ve ever seen her wearing but hey, nobody here is complaining.

Timothy: Clearly, the cat has anger issues, right?

Jacob: Apparently.

Timothy: I think the cat needs to go to therapy. She shouldn’t have that kind of violence around in her household. It’s a bad influence, right?

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: So, let’s be fair about all that. We’re talking 40-million-dollar legs. So, you don’t want to let a little kitty cat come along and scratch up that kind of money, do we? Alright. Let’s talk to what’s important here. We’ve done a lot of kidding but this now we’re going to get dead serious. Let’s go to Proverbs chapter 6 verse 22. And this is what Travis needs to do. He needs to repent. Come to the Lord and dump her. Actually, dump her. Come to the Lord. Probably be the quickest and fastest way. It says in verse 22, “When you walk, they will guide you.” Meaning God’s proverbs, his word, his Holy Spirit, his righteousness, his purity. We’re not talking about a religion called Christianity. We’re talking about a living relationship with the living God. “They will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you wake, they will speak to you.” Talking about being immersed in the living word of God where God talks to you no matter what’s going on.

Verse 23, “For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.” So, all of this is about correction. He needs to run. He needs to flee. He needs to pay attention. He needs to seek the living God. Forget cultural Christianity. Verse 24 of Proverbs 6, “Keeping you from the immoral woman.” So, God’s coming through all of this. He’s saying pay attention to all this here’s my word I will guide I will direct you. And what’s the first thing there Jacob in verse 24 that God brings up and says, okay, this is what I’m going to save you from, this is everything that I’m focusing in on? What does it say?

Jacob: The smooth tongue.

Timothy: The smooth tongue. “Keeping you from the immoral woman.” There is no way, anybody can possibly. Well, they can say it but Taylor Swift is not a moral woman.

Jacob: No.

Timothy: From the smooth tongue, her singing certainly has a soft underbelly to it, doesn’t it? “From the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.” “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, for the prostitute reduces you to what? What does it say? A man like Travis, I mean he’s a big guy, football player, chew the coach out, win Super Bowl, right? He’s like a macho-macho guy? What will he wind up become Jacob according to Proverbs chapter 6 verse 26?

Jacob: A loaf of bread.

Timothy: A loaf of bread. All mushy and I don’t think this is wholesome, whole-wheat bread that fetch your blood sugar and all. This is just like a loaf of bread that’s picked apart in control. It’s true. If he marries her, he’ll go through angry issue classes. She will pick him apart until there’s nothing left. He’s not going to be a man by the time she’s done with him. “And the adulteress preys upon your life.” She’s had several boyfriends. I’m assuming she’s had relationships with those boyfriends. Do we not realize that whoever we sleep with were technically before the Lord married to that individual. I can’t go into all the doctrinal aspects of how this would come out, how this affects marriages and so on.

That’s just the fact that when we unite ourselves sexually with somebody, you’ve married them. In God’s eyes, you are married. That person is either become your husband or your wife the first time that you had sexual relationships. Any comments on that so far, Jacob, anything I need to back up and kind of go over a little bit?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: Alright, so let’s go ahead and play the next one and let’s just repeat what God repeats. For those who can’t see just keep playing. There’s nothing moral about her dress, is it?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: In fact, the whole thing is titled so hot. Won’t believe how unreal it is? Taylor Swift’s Iris tour. It’s not even promote as anything wholesome. This is an immoral woman for which all men need to flee. Let’s back up again. As that finishes out Proverbs chapter 6 verse 25, “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty.” You got to run from this. You’re not going to be able go to a concert or watch a video or whatever you got to keep running and in today’s world with social media and everything else Satan and the world just has sexual morality in everyone’s face right out front. Running is one of the full-time occupations of every man that is a disciple of Jesus Christ.

“Do not let her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.” Don’t even make that eye contact. I don’t have time to go through all the scriptures that talk about that today, but you look into the eyes of there is a contact there to the window of the soul that’s pulling you in. Verse 26, “For the prostitute, reduces you to a loaf of bread.” She’s clearly prostituted herself for the things and the glorification of this world. There’s a lot of debate out there on social media about whether Taylor Swift actively sold her soul to the devil, has seances, or has done all kinds of other things. It doesn’t matter. Those discussions, you don’t even have to bother with. Is it not clear by her life and who she is and what she does that clearly she belongs to Satan? Whether she’s actively walked into a dark room in a witch’s outfit or brings in spells on a concert. Do we really have to be talking about this and be convince? It’s a settled issue, right?

Jacob: Correct.

Timothy: “For the prostitute reduces you to loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.” The adulteress in scripture of course is pulling you away from the living God. From love God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, his righteousness, his holiness. Satan wants to divert our eyes and our attention and our heart away from the from God himself onto the things of this world. And a man who marries this kind of woman or is in a relationship with this kind of immoral woman, will be reduced down to a loaf of bread. There’ll be nothing manly about him when she is done with him. That’s the nature of the sin and that is the consequence. Let me give you proof.

Let’s go ahead and play this next clip and this is Harry Styles which was a boyfriend of hers at one time for a short period of time. And as you watch this, if you can’t see it there, I want you to note how he winds up dressing toward the end of the video. Go ahead and play it, Jacob.

Video: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles only dated for roughly three months but many Swiftes still think of him as the one that away. They may not have dated for very long but their romance clearly had a big impact on Swift who allegedly ended up dedicating several songs to Styles. Most of the songs off of her 2014 album 1989 were said to have been written about the former One Direction Front Man, including Out of the Woods, This Love, and Unsurprisingly Style. Meanwhile, Styles is rumored to have written the song perfect about Swift. But how does Styles feel about Swift writing several songs about him? According to the adore you singer, he is honored.

Man: I think about what it means to me to write a song about somebody else and for someone else to do that. I think it’s like flattering.

Timothy: And Jacob, tell everybody what he’s dressed in.

Jacob: Well, it looks what like a woman’s necklace with this weird little, I don’t even know what it’s called because it’s like a woman’s style. This like a lace embroidered collar looking thing. It looks very like old woman English vibe.

Timothy: It reminded me of a grandmother, an agent.

Jacob: Yeah, great. Yeah, there you go. Yeah, grandmother.

Timothy: He’s got this white frilly. You used to see it on the dressers and on the clothing and it’s a grandma outfit and he’s got grandma pearls on. They’re not even tasteful pearls as far as I’m concerned. He’s dressed like he’s become a loaf of bread.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: His whole sexuality being a man what that’s about. All of that is disappearing as you watch him get to this soft mushy kind of. And by the way Taylor Swift said that she has a very tight lip policy. Never to mention people in the names of her songs and that anybody that speculates that any of her songs happen to be about a particular individual is just out there somewhere in LaLa Land. Yet she’s dedicated there. So, whatever Taylor Swift’s easy to pick on in terms of the whole life. That’s not my point. Look at how he looks. Go on to the next picture and you want to post that on there. Now what is he dressed in, Jacob.

Jacob: Well, it’s a woman’s dress.

Timothy: A woman’s dress.

Jacob: Black frilly looking gown.

Timothy: Yep. If you know what? I’m looking at now. He looks like an old woman with the mustache lip. So, he needs, she/he whatever. He say, he’s got what?

Jacob: Painted nails. He’s got painted nalls.

Timothy: Yeah, he does. And of course, he’s got a cross down there I think on his left right hand one of his hands there but this looks like a see-through tasteless grandma outfit.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: It’s not even tastefully done. Well, I think I’ve kind of proven the point of where Travis is going to be headed because there’s enough evidence in the past to show where this is going to go, right?

Jacob: Yes.

Timothy: Alright, that’s done. We’ve solved that issue. Christians everywhere, churches everywhere. I’m sure they’re going to repent, going to give up the Super Bowl and have anything to do with and they’re going to be calling Travis and missus Swift. Is it missus Swift or miss Swift? Because if you…

Jacob: Miss. She’s not married.

Timothy: Well, she’s not married in man’s sight, but married in God’s sight. So anyway, but that’s all becoming so totally confused. So naturally, Church, the true disciples of Jesus Christ are going to be calling all these people to repentance, right Jacob?

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: Right. Alright, I want to shift tones just a little bit and this is Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers. And he’s discussing scripture. I want to talk about that for just a little bit. Go ahead and play that, Jacob.

Video: I mean, honestly, one of the things that I had been reading throughout the season was Mark 8:34 talks about Jesus’s tone, his disciples. If you want to follow me, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me. And also, talks about if you try to hold on your life you’ll lose it, but if you lose your life for my sake, you’ll save it. So, I think really that is just like I feel like the message of the whole season with all the stuff that had happened, coming in, playing, then having success and maintaining that success, get into the playoffs and doing all these things that rookie quarterback hadn’t really done in NFL history. And with myself and like my mindset with it was exactly that. That verse that Jesus had told his disciples thousands of years ago. And I didn’t want to grip on to this life of, oh my gosh, I’m in the NFL. I have a starting quarterback role; I can’t lose it. It was flipped. I was reminded you know of what Jesus had told us thousands of years ago in terms of don’t try to hold on to your life. You’re going to lose it, and the world wants you to go this way or that way and the minute you have fame and if you’re trying to chase status and money and all this kind of stuff. It’s, you’ll lose your life rather than denying yourself, picking up your cross, keeping my eyes on Jesus and his promises and through like that’s a life worth living and that’s how you save your life and that’s in Christ.

Timothy: I believe he played in the Super Bowl and of course the 49ers lost by the way I didn’t figure that out somebody had to tell me that. Those are very refreshing words. Obviously, they’re very sobering words and it’s always good to hear the word of God. What are we to make of that? Because he’s in the middle of the Super Bowl and there’s a lot of people that claim to be Christians, they pray on the sidelines or I don’t know. Are they allowed to pray on the end game? I don’t know, but there’s a lot of combination of Christian religion and the Super Bowl. And we’re talking about the Super Bowl which is there there’s a quantitative difference between let’s say going to your local fair with cows and pigs and contest. It’s a worldly event, right Jacob?

But the Super Bowl is the epitome of worldliness. It is a debauchery. It is a disposition. It’s like a wholesale, you can’t take in all the fleshly things that would excite you because it’s just so overwhelming. There’s so much, I mean it’s in sin City, Las Vegas. So, you’re already inundated with everything that’s wrong. They call it Sin City, right?

Jacob: Yeah, this is the peak. This is the pinnacle. This is the top.

Timothy: So, let’s go to Zechariah chapter 4 verse 10 in relationship to what he’s saying. There’s little doubt that he’s sincere in what he’s saying. And not wanting to quench that fire but here’s a warning that’s absolute. One of two things will happen. He will either have to leave the NFL because he’s being persecuted or he will compromise. There’ll be no other outcome. Zechariah chapter 4 verse 10. Go ahead and read that Jacob, and go through there.

Jacob: “Who despises the day of small things? Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “(These seven are the eyes of the Lord, which range throughout the earth.)”

Timothy: Who despises the day of small things. When I first became a disciple of Jesus, I believe I was 1920 somewhere around in there. I was pathetic, miserable, meaning I did, I didn’t know what I was supposed to do, not do, whatever. If somebody would’ve looked then at my life at that point, you wouldn’t have thought much of it. It’s a small thing. There’s a plumb line being set down. This is how things are supposed to be build. This is how it’s going to come out. As God begin to mature me as I begin to follow Jesus literally following a Jesus that is alive, not a cultural Christianity. I eventually got persecuted out of the church that I was in. not because I was a well, they would probably call me a troublemaker. I just, hey, this is what scripture says and I was preaching at the local college campus and so on and so far. Eventually, one of two things, well possibly three I just haven’t seen it. One would be that the NFL would repent, right? We don’t think that’s going to happen.

Jacob: No.

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Timothy: Number two, he will eventually continue to grow. If he allows God to actually put the word of God in him to crucify his flesh, he’s not going to be able to just kind of float there and kind of be nothing and play in the NFL and retire and go on to be a coach and open a ministry and start a revival and market it. He’s not going to be able to do those things. It won’t happen. It’s an impossibility short of the NFL actually repenting. So, what’s that tell you? The odds are like minus 20.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: He’s either going to grow mature and keep on they will get rid of him, because God’s not going to have him there not to the salt and not to be the light. It’s going to be other way around and even if he’s just quiet. Like just smells like Jesus Christ. If he stays close to Jesus Christ, they just won’t like him, he won’t be part of the team. He won’t fit in. They’ll become this animosity. Satan will stir up those players that he has that belong to him to cause persecution. He’ll say something, he’ll do something. Goodness, the smallest of mistakes in saying stuff will get you in trouble. Even if you’re in the world like Travis, if you get angry, you get upset, you get excited with the coach, whatever. Like they want him suffering bad going through therapy, being dumped, all kind, they want their little, somebody had written the Taylor Swift as the little lamb, little innocent little girls like whatever. You get my point, right?

Timothy: Yeah.

Timothy: I’m kind of beating up on this because I’m not wanting to discourage him rather, I want to encourage him. Alright, fine. You keep drawing close to the Lord. You let him do the suffering of the cross. You what the full gospel message is and you hold on to that without any compromise whatsoever and you allow God to do the work. You will be despised not only by the NFL but by every cultural Christian that’s out there. You will not last in the NFL. So, I suggest you follow the Lord of course and all these things. You prepare yourself to be moved on from that, because it won’t last. Guarantee, if it does last and you continue to stay there, you’ve compromised, you’re of course. You’re no longer a disciple of Jesus. Any comments on that Jacob?

Jacob: Only that it’s interesting because there have been other I don’t a random name is like a long time ago Billy Sunday. There was a baseball player. He was like you know big money, right? Millions of dollars I think were on the line and this is a really old story. I’m not even going to get into that guy’s life. I just know that.

Timothy: No, go for it.

Jacob: Well, simply that there are stories of people who are convicted that they should be a Christian, right? And what are they, what if most of those stores are? They leave whatever sport they were in. They leave baseball. They leave basketball and they go and then do something else with their lives. So, like you said…

Timothy: That’s a good point.

Jacob: Either this guy, either they’ll kick him out or he will leave, right? Eventually, if you grow as a Christian, if you grow as a disciple, you’ll be like, wait a minute, this is not a good thing. And they’ll either kick him out or he’ll leave and if but yeah, like you said if you just stick around and they accept you then it’s not a good sign.

Timothy: You bring up a good point. I was never that heavily involved with sports. I mean I played did whatever but nothing like other people. And somebody made a comment many decades ago that said, once a certain player, I think it was baseball becomes a Christian. They’re no longer at the top of the game. They no longer winning stuff because the driving motivation the selfish ambition is gone. If you really become a Christian, you can’t put Your whole heart in playing football. Cuz your whole heart loves the Lord. And this NFL, these sports things, this is all about selling your soul and your heart to that sport. There’s no compromise there with what Satan’s got going on in sports. Well, let’s press on then because there was a whole advertisement called Jesus gets us or he understands us. Go ahead and play this clip and let me introduce it and then we’re going to talk about really what’s going on here.

Video: What’s with Jesus gets us commercials. The idea behind it is that Jesus should feel relatable to each one of us. Here’s some of the examples. Jesus felt heartbreak. Jesus had to control his outrage. Jesus rejected resentment on the cross. Jesus was cancelled. All things that are pertinent to our life right now today and when someone feels like they can relate to Jesus, they’re more likely to explore what Jesus would have to speak into their lives. So, the point of the whole campaign is for someone who’s maybe open to the idea of having a relationship or learning more about Jesus that they would actually be able to get on to the site and start to make a connection and have other people come along their side and help them take that next step to grow closer in their relationship with God. Who’s behind this whole group?

The He Gets Us campaign is actually an LLC of a group called The Servant Foundation. They’re a group that was set up in the year 2000 in Missouri and they’re actually managed by a group called The Signatory which is a group that actually promotes gospel messages and has invested over $4 billion dollars in the faith-based nonprofit.

Timothy: $4 billion dollars.

Jacob: It’s a lot of money.

Timothy: Lot a lot of money and it’s all cultural Christianity. It’s all contrary to the mind of Jesus Christ. It is the opposite of what should be done. Believe me when I tell you, I don’t want $1 of any of this kind of money, but let me make a point here. If they took, since it’s $4 billion, let’s go with 1 billion. Where are the workers? Meaning, we could use a they know the full gospel message. I’ve got to put that little disclaimer there and you had a billion dollars. You would send out all kinds of Christians to sit in courtrooms across the land. Remember Jesus didn’t say go visit the police and he didn’t say, go visit the prosecutors. He said, go visit those in prison. There is so much corruption going on. Why aren’t we not sending in people to sit in these courtrooms and take notes?

Or how about a missionary organization where we take 1 billion dollars and we train to go to college knowing they will not be able to complete it, but these are the mission fields of today. This is literally going into the jungle where they’ve got poisoned arrows and all kinds of stuff going on and you begin to live and to preach the gospel. Now you try to get the degree, but since you’re dead to that particular issue, since you hate your own life, you’re only there to be the salt and light. And that could take three years before, I can’t go into how it should be done and I’m kind of shuttering here because suppose somebody that in control of this money goes. Oh yeah, that’s a good idea. Let’s go do that. It would go south, because they don’t know the full gospel message and worse than that, they don’t live the full gospel message.

Alright, he gets us ads. I’m not going to go through all the different ads. They’re just superficial. They’re not even scripture. They’re just points about Jesus. That one of them was Jesus was in need. Well, no, he was never in need. Jesus was totally dependent on the father which is different and that’s a central part that’s missing here.

Alright, what is the Get Us 4 billion dollars’ worth of stuff really about. Let’s go to James chapter 4 verse 4, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?” They state in their own Jesus gets us platform. They’re trying to make Jesus more attractive to the world. That’s, we live in the last days, number one, and that’s the hatred people are going to have for the true Jesus Christ is only going to increased. This is not going to work. This is the opposite’s in the way. Can you imagine the resources where you actually put out the whole gospel message? You bet you’re going to make more and more people mad, right? Like if I really had the funds to actually promote the podcast everywhere, right Jacob? There be more people going, oh this sounds really good, this sounds really great or would the persecution and prosecution probably increase.

Jacob: It would increase.

Timothy: Alright, you adulterous people. These are adulterers They are just as bad as Taylor Swift. Let me repeat that. Jesus gets us is just as bad as Taylor Swift because it is a trying to please the world. What’s Taylor Swift trying to do?

Jacob: Please the world.

Timothy: Please the world. Gain the adoration of the world. What are they trying to do? They’re trying to get the world to look Jesus more positive. The only way, let me, the only way people come to a true relationship with Jesus Christ is if the Holy Spirit opens them up. This is a marketing gimmick and it is in the way of the true gospel. What does God say? Anyone in James 4:4, anyone, doesn’t matter who it is, “Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”

Now, there’s a link there Jacob to CNN. They did a whole article on what this is and people can go look at that later if they want. I’m going to read a little bit out of it. They write and of course, why would you go to CNN for anything? Only because they get most of the detail and what CNN is really pointing out. Yeah, they claim to talk about Jesus they claim to all these things but they don’t support gay & lesbian issues and all. That’s right, they’ll never be compromised. You’re not going to go to a group of LGBTQ+ or abortion providers or anybody like that and be able to market yourself like well take a look at Jesus, be a little more open minded. These people are they’re in a no mode. Why is it that it’s only the cultural Christians that want to compromise everything to make Jesus Christ more attractive? You got an answer for me, Jacob?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: Well, we’ll get to one here in a moment. Let me read it. He gets us. A campaign tomorrow. Jesus and Christianity is running two ads during the game as part of a staggering 100 million media investment. Shuttering it at what a waste. Contrary to the message of the cross. Alright. CNN asked Vander Ground the representative for He Gets Us, if the campaign supports and affirms LGBQ Christians. What’s the answer to that? No. That’s the answer. But we get this long-winded speech. No. Of course not. Or why would you ask a stupid question or why are you trying to set me up because that’s a dumb question or we’ll get to it here in a moment what the answer should have been. I don’t get up, but this is not of Jesus Christ.

Alright, “The debate over LGBTQ+ issues is a great example of how the real Jesus too often gets lost, overlooked or distorted in debates over political and social issues, he said. Our focus is on helping people see and consider Jesus as he is shown in the Bible. He gets us and he loves us and that includes people on all sides of these issues.” Whitewashed at best. That’s okay. Let me okay. Any comments Jacob before I press on?

Jacob: No, go ahead.

Timothy: Alright. Well let’s introduce Jesus to the LGBTQ community. Shall we?

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: Shall we introduce Jesus to the abortion providers and the women who have sacrificed their children and so on. Let’s introduce Jesus into this whole thing. Matthew chapter 4:17, I’ll let you read it Jacob.

Jacob: Matthew chapter 4:17. From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Timothy: Did you read that right? Are you sure? That’s what the Greek or the Hebrew says?

Jacob: Most, oh well…

Timothy: Mine reads from that time on Jesus began to preach. I get you. I understand.

Jacob: I get you. Yeah.

Timothy: I feel your pain. I too have been tempted to whatever. Repent. Yeah. No, it’s repent for the kingdom of heaven is those are the first words as he began to preach. It would be one thing to take a hundred million dollars and let me run an ad that says, let me introduce you to Jesus Christ. Repent NFL. Repent, Travis. Repent, Taylor Swift. Repent cheerleaders. Put some clothes on. Go home. Everybody, go home and worship this Sunday and cry out to the living God for forgiveness. Isn’t that what Jesus is preaching, Jacob?

Jacob: That’s what he’s preaching.

Timothy: That’s what I thought. Matthew 11:20 case somebody thinks well it’s just one scripture it says in Matthew 11:20, then Jesus began to, what does it say he did Jacob?

Jacob: He denounce.

Timothy: No, it doesn’t. Jesus began to love these towns. Jesus began to embrace them. He came in and said, I get you yeah, I understand you. yeah, he does that’s why God made hell. But let me read what it actually says. Matthew 11:20, “Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles have been performed, because they did not repent.” So, they’re going to take 100 million now and advertise after the Super Bowl and go, I denounce the NFL because they didn’t repent. Is that what they’re going to do?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: Or they’re going to go.

Jacob: Oh, next year. Yeah. Run an ad next year. Yeah.

Timothy: Okay let’s go.

Jacob: Or I’m just saying, supposedly this organization, right? Okay. So, you ran the one that like Jesus loves you. And then next year you should be like well you didn’t repent from last year.

Timothy: So, I denounce you.

Jacob: I denounce you. Yeah.

Timothy: Exactly.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: So, the next ad I got it already instead of Jesus got you. He’s denouncing you.

Jacob: He’s denouncing you. Yeah.

Timothy: Let’s go for it.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: Because they did not repent. Let’s go to Mark Chapter 1 verse 14, after John was put in prison and we’re talking John the Baptist here and of course, oh we know John the Baptist nice kind. I embrace you; the loving father is coming, he cares too much for you, right, right. That’s when you think John the Baptist, that’s what you think, right? Alright, “Jesus went into Galilee proclaiming the good news of God.” This is the good news. What they offered was not good news. This was a compromise with God. This makes them an enemy of the living God. “After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee proclaiming the good news of God.” And verse 15 of Mark chapter 1 says, “The time has come.” Do you sense there’s like a whole lot of little patience going on here?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: The time has come. How about $100 million dollar? Okay, how about we just go with $10 million? A $10-million section of Jesus gets you and it’s time to repent. It’s come to a conclusion. This is it. This is the end of the day. No more foot washing, no more kindness, no toleration of what you’re doing. It is time The time has come. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news. Everything that’s righteous. Everything that’s holy. Of course, LGBQ. No, we don’t support that. Jesus doesn’t support that. God doesn’t support that. Judgement is coming because of that and really that’s the clear message coming out. No, they want the approval. They want, oh just consider you just don’t want to be persecuted is why you’re not presenting it clearly. Repeat that. The reason that they are not presenting it clear Clearly, they do not want to be persecuted. You want to be accepted. Alright, let’s keep looking at Jesus. Mark chapter 6 verse 11. Jacob, I’ll let you read that one.

Jacob: Mark chapter 6 verse 11, “And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”

Timothy: Okay. I know I’m like, Jacob ever seen this?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: It’s like okay. Any type of impression that Jesus gets us that there’s this hidden message that’s going to come out somewhere?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: I again there’s not. $5 million, 1 million, 1000, $10 that says, you know what? You didn’t pay attention to the last Jesus gets you. So, we’re shaking the dust off our feet of moving on. LGBTQ, you’re on your own. We preached it to you. We told it to you. You didn’t want the message. We’re leaving we’re out of here. We’re calling you to repentance. You won’t do a dust off our feet as a testimony against you. Do you really think when I was kicked out of the city of Enumclaw? I just casually walked down and go, oh well, maybe God loves them or there’s some real gentle. No, these people were vile. They were corrupt. They set out intentionally to silence the gospel of Jesus Christ.

When I left, there was the indignation like well then, the curse be on you of Jesus Christ. Wipe the dust off my feet. Not a single aspect will touch me. Now think about that. NFL, you preach the gospel like that player. I forget his name now. He stays there. They refuse. Is he going to leave like yeah, we didn’t get along. Didn’t quite really fit in and my Christianity kind of got in the way and yeah, they’re great guys, they’re doing the best that they can. I know a lot of these people they’re really good people. They’re just a little confused. I just pray and hope that the love of God and Jesus Christ because he understands their pain and their suffering after a hard day of playing football, your muscles ache and all the massages you got to go through and all the extra little drugs you get. I realize it’s a tough life in the NFL, right? Ain’t that what he would more or less say?

Jacob: Probably.

Timothy: Probably. My hope and my prayer is he shakes the dust off his feet, reveals all the corruption that’s going on and moves forward and please, please do not become a coach and start ministry. Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Unless God calls you to and if you think so, give me a call so we can test that out. Alright, let’s go to Mark chapter 6 verse 12, “They went out and preached what?” What did disciples go out and preach, Jacob?

Jacob: “That people should repent. Should repent.”

Timothy: Yeah, Jesus gets us and that’s why there’s nothing worthwhile in you and you need to repent. I could crank the ad.

Jacob: Again, Jesus does get us that we’re all wicked and sinful.

Timothy: Yeah.

Jacob: He does get us.

Timothy: All this does, all they do is demean the cross of Jesus Christ and his holiness and righteous, all that’s happening. I’ll ask you again, we did this in the first show. So, Jacob, if I had the money, if I had 7 million or maybe 10 million, do you think the NFL would run my ads?

Jacob: No.

Timothy: At least we got unity on that. I’d love to try. I’d love for him to turn me down. Because at least you get the gospel and up to that point. Alright, Jacob, we’re going to go to, this is off the website, “100%fedup.com”. Alright, Jacob, we’re going to look at 100% fed up. com. It’s called Taylor Swift I Am a Christian. This is a Christian website. It’s probably one of the more cultural Christian websites which is really most of them. I don’t know any of them that are like super abundant in the full gospel message. Talking about Taylor Swift because Taylor Swift claims to be a Christian. Go ahead and read the first little 3 or 4 lines there, Jacob.

Jacob: “Taylor Swift is all over the news and while she doesn’t usually land much on my radar, I did find this one interesting. She claims to be a Christian and I’m not here to judge whether that is true not. I’m just reporting. Take a look.”

Timothy: Okay. You’re doomed. As a Christian, you are flat out. You’re defeated. What do you mean you’re not there to judge? Where is this coming from? Oh Jacob, I know just answer back because I know where is this coming from that Christians aren’t supposed to judge. Should never judge. Can’t judge. Of course, they always judge me for judging, right?

Jacob: Correct.

Timothy: I’ll be judged for judging and saying this but you’re not supposed to judge. It’s complete hypocrisy. It’s illogical and I keep talk over me.

Jacob: Well, because this is another just cop out as soon as you say, oh, we’re not supposed to judge, that’s because you don’t want to be persecuted because you don’t want to come out and say this is absolutely bonkers. Which I knew this part was coming from the show, right? I don’t know everything, but this I feel like even though we’re towards the end of the show, this wraps up like why we’re even talking about Taylor Swift. Because sometimes you’re like, you know you know what I mean? Like it’s like, okay well, why are we even talking about. I mean there’s plenty of worldly people that just claim to be worldly musicians, okay, so fine you’re a worldly musician. But as soon as you say I’m a Christian, then you have just opened up the door. Okay really? Let’s talk about that. It’s insane. That she’s like I’m a Christian which…

Timothy: Well, who is more insane? Taylor Swift’s saying that she claims to be a Christian or the Christian saying, well, I’m not here to judge whether she is or isn’t. Well which one is worse?

Jacob: Well, I think I don’t know. Well, are they both equal.

Timothy: They might as well be in the same camp.

Jacob: Yeah, it’s just like a mess.

Timothy: You might as well be a saint worshiper at this point. It’s like quit playing the game.

Jacob: Yeah, don’t play a game.

Timothy: This isn’t even lukewarm. This is just pathetic.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: By your fruit you’ll know them. Look, you know what’s ironic? These would be the first groups to condemn me as not being a Christian and being unloving. Yet when it’ll come to Taylor Swift, they’ll go, well, I’m not here to judge.

Jacob: Oh yeah, oh yeah, that’s true how come all these Christians. Yeah, they give Taylor Swift a pass even though we’ve even, I haven’t even seen the clips that you put together. Even like the two clips that shows are dancing provocatively on a stage. This is America’s sweetheart. This is who we let our daughters and children supposedly look to. This Christian woman, I guess.

Timothy: And she’s talking about getting abortion they give somehow abortions a Christian value. It’s like really? Okay, you know what? She makes it easy if she claims to be Christian then we all get to disfellowship her. None of the Christians can go see her. Fine, let’s go with that.

Jacob: Yeah.

Timothy: Go with that. But to come in on top of that and say, well, I’m not here to judge her.

Jacob: Yeah, let’s not judge her. Yeah, they’ll give Taylor Swift to pass, but yeah.

Timothy: Not me.

Jacob: Not you.

Timothy: Yeah, all the Christian pastors in the city of Enoch certainly didn’t give me a pass.

Jacob: No, they did not.

Timothy: Then you’re going to get into the letter they sent me and they judge me for judging them while they’re judging me. It gets really insane. Alrighty, we’re getting toward the end so let’s wrap up with the scripture that brings it all together. Galatians 6:12. Go to Galatians 6:12. The reason why he’s saying, well, I’m not here to judge or they’re saying Jesus gets us or whatever. It’s really pretty simple. They don’t want to be rejected. They don’t want to lose their job. They don’t want to lose their career the reason why the judges and the cases just side with the world is because they don’t want to lose their position.

Galatians 6:12, if they claim to be Christians. “Those who want to make a good impression outwardly.” Look, if you just want to make a good impression about Jesus Christ, you’ve lost. You are lost. “Those who want to make a good impression outwardly.” I’m not interested in making good impression. I will live a holy life. I live a righteous life. I want to God. My focus is upon God. Everything else will fall into play whether somebody repents or whether they persecute or prosecute me. “Those who want to make a good impression outwardly are trying to compel you to be circumcised.” That is, they’re trying to get you to do some outward thing. Say some words like, well, we’re not against this group and we’re not against that group and I’m not here to judge and I’m just here to report blah blah blah blah, and Jesus gets us and he sympathize with us. Says, “The only reason,” Paul says is, “The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.” What is missing is the full gospel call that really does live a crucified life.

Closing: This has been the Consider Podcast with your hosts Timothy and Jacob, where the whole gospel message has been used to examine today’s wisdom, folly, and madness. For more information, drop by www.consider.info. The Consider Podcast – examining today’s wisdom, folly, and madness with the whole gospel.

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Irish Singer Shane Lynch Accuses Taylor Swift of Conducting ‘Demonic’ Rituals During Her Concerts

According to Irish singer Shane Lynch, pop star Taylor Swift has been alleged to engage in "eic" ceremonies during her Eras tour performances. Lynch suggests that the "Bad Blood" artist may not be aware of her actions.

According to Lynch, many artists’ stage performances may actually be Satanic rituals being performed in front of large crowds without their knowledge or acknowledgement. This statement was made by Lynch in an interview with Ireland’s Sunday World while discussing the behavior of various artists.

According to the ex-member of Boyzone, there will be a noticeable presence of hoods and masks, as well as fire ceremonies.

According to him, even when it comes to Taylor Swift, who is considered one of the top artists globally, her performances feature multiple demonic rituals involving pentagrams on the floor and various other elements on her stage.

According to Lynch, sadly, many individuals view it solely as art.

According to the Christian, certain types of music pose a threat to society as the musicians are believed to be channeling the Devil in plain sight, as reported by Sunday World.

During his tenure in the music industry, Lynch observed Satanic ceremonies that involved praying over albums to guarantee their success.

According to the former member of Boyzone, he has personally chosen to no longer listen to certain types of music because he is convinced that specific rhythms can influence individuals.

According to the speaker, there is a significant amount of hidden Satanic and evil elements within much of the current music, particularly in the hip-hop genre. This includes the beats themselves and it is a very tangible presence.

According to Lynch, music is linked to our emotions and has an impact on our spirit and overall mood. This is why I have personally chosen to no longer listen to certain types of music that do not align with my spirit.

According to Lynch, some types of music have a negative impact on society, particularly on children.

According to him, it definitely impacts society. He believes that our society is currently facing numerous challenges, particularly in regards to our youth.

According to Lynch, there is a deliberate attempt to influence our children from an early age to turn away from anything related to God or anything that promotes structure and self-control. The situation is constantly escalating for a specific purpose.

It is not the initial occasion that Lynch has asserted such a statement.

According to the singer, Sam Smith and Beyonce were described as incredibly demonic last year.

With her captivating voice, relatable lyrics, and unapologetic authenticity, Taylor Swift has firmly established herself as one of the most influential and successful musicians of our time. From her beginnings as a country-pop sensation to her evolution into a global pop star, Swift has consistently pushed the boundaries of artistic expression and captured the hearts of millions.

Taylor Swift

Early Life and Career Beginnings
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Growing up in a Christmas tree farm, she developed a love for music from an early age. Swift began writing songs as a means of self-expression and storytelling, channeling her emotions into her music. At the age of 14, she signed a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV, which marked the beginning of her journey in the music industry.

Rise to Fame and Breakthrough Albums
Swift’s breakthrough came in 2006 with her self-titled debut album, "Taylor Swift." The album showcased her talent as a songwriter and featured hits like "Teardrops on My Guitar" and "Our Song." Swift’s ability to connect with her audience through relatable lyrics and catchy melodies quickly propelled her to stardom.

In 2008, Swift released her second studio album, "Fearless," which catapulted her career to new heights. The album showcased her growth as an artist and featured chart-topping hits such as "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me." "Fearless" earned Swift four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award at that time.

Taylor Swift’s Musical Style and Influences
Swift’s musical style is a blend of country and pop, with elements of rock and folk. Her ability to seamlessly transition between genres has allowed her to appeal to a wide range of listeners. Drawing inspiration from artists like Shania Twain, Joni Mitchell, and The Dixie Chicks, Swift has crafted a unique sound that is distinctly her own.

Taylor Swift’s Songwriting Process
Swift’s songwriting process is deeply personal and often draws from her own experiences and emotions. She has a knack for capturing the complexities of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery in her lyrics. Swift’s ability to tell stories through her music has resonated with fans of all ages, who find solace and connection in her songs.

Taylor Swift’s Awards and Achievements
Throughout her career, Swift has amassed an impressive collection of awards and achievements. She has won numerous Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for "Fearless," "1989," and "Folklore." Swift has also been recognized for her songwriting skills, receiving the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award from the Nashville Songwriters Association multiple times.

Taylor Swift’s Philanthropy and Activism
In addition to her musical success, Swift has used her platform to make a difference in the world. She has been actively involved in philanthropy, donating to various causes and organizations. Swift has also been a vocal advocate for artists’ rights, advocating for fair compensation and ownership of their work. She has shown her support for causes such as education, disaster relief, and the fight against sexual assault.

Taylor Swift’s Personal Life and Relationships
Swift’s personal life has often been the subject of media scrutiny. Her high-profile relationships and public feuds have made headlines, but Swift has managed to maintain a level of grace and dignity throughout it all. She has been open about her experiences and struggles, using her music as a way to navigate through the ups and downs of life and love.

Taylor Swift’s Impact on Popular Culture
Beyond her music, Swift has become a cultural icon and trailblazer. She has influenced fashion trends, with her signature style inspiring countless fans. Swift’s music videos have also made a lasting impact, with their visually stunning imagery and storytelling. Her ability to connect with fans on a personal level through social media has revolutionized the way artists engage with their audience.

Conclusion: Taylor Swift’s Enduring Legacy
Taylor Swift’s impact on the music industry and popular culture is undeniable. From her early days as a country-pop sensation to her evolution into a global pop star, Swift has consistently pushed boundaries and captured the hearts of millions. Her genuine and honest approach to storytelling, coupled with her philanthropy and activism, sets her apart as a true force for positive change. As she continues to evolve as an artist, one thing remains certain: Taylor Swift’s enduring legacy is here to stay.

In conclusion, Taylor Swift’s journey in the music industry has been nothing short of remarkable. From her early beginnings as a young girl with a dream, she has gone on to become one of the most influential musicians of our time. Her ability to connect with listeners through her music, her philanthropy, and her advocacy for important causes has solidified her place as a cultural icon and trailblazer. As Taylor Swift continues to evolve and break barriers, her impact on the music industry and beyond will undoubtedly be felt for years to come.

The Complete Timeline of Taylor Swift’s Romantic Relationships and Boyfriends

Taylor Swift’s romantic songs explore universal concepts. However, having knowledge of Swift’s past relationships can provide insight into the specific details behind the lyrics, as some of her former partners have allegedly influenced her songwriting.

A well-known instance is "Style" from "1989," which has been the subject of speculation by fans as being about Harry Styles. It is worth noting that Swift was in a relationship with the ex-"One Direction" member from 2012 to 2013, prior to the launch of her fifth album on October 27, 2014.

After almost a decade, fans are gearing up to revisit that period with the upcoming release of "1989 (Taylor’s Version)" on October 27, as reported by Today.com. Additionally, the release of five new songs from the "vault" has excited Swifties, who are eagerly searching for clues about Swift’s personal life within the liner notes, according to Today.com.

Over the course of her time in the limelight, the singer-songwriter has experienced various romantic partnerships, a few of which have been immortalized through her music.

In 2012, Swift stated in an interview with Glamour that she prefers not to discuss her personal life extensively, instead using her music to express her thoughts and feelings and give people an insight into her experiences.

According to Swift, she has no intention of ever confirming the subjects of her songs, but this has not stopped fans from making guesses for fun. One of her songs, "All Too Well" from her album "Red," is speculated to be about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, whom she dated at the age of 20 while he was 29. It is also rumored that she may have a love song about football player Travis Kelce in the works.

Discover below a quick overview of Swift’s past relationships organized by the album "era" – including the potential inspiration behind her songs dedicated to her ex-partners.

The "Fearless" era

Joe Jonas’s Career in 2008

Image of Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas

According to Taylor Swift, Joe Jonas ended their relationship via a phone call.

The credit for this image goes to Jeff Kravitz from FilmMagic.

In 2008, Swift was in a romantic relationship with Joe Jonas that lasted approximately three months.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2008, Swift revealed that her brief relationship served as the inspiration for a track on her album "Fearless." She shared with Ellen that when things started to fall apart, she hastily arranged a studio session to record the song "Forever & Always."

In her interview with Ellen, Swift delved into the details of their split. She revealed that Jonas ended their relationship via a phone call.

During her appearance on the show, Swift expressed her belief that when she meets the right person, he will be amazing. She also stated that when she sees this person, she won’t even remember the boy who ended their relationship with a 25-second phone call when she was 18 years old.

During her opening monologue while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2009, Swift brought up her relationship with Jonas.

During her SNL performance, the singer stated, "I know you may expect me to talk about Joe, the guy who ended things with me over the phone. However, I have chosen not to include him in my monologue song." She then proceeded to sing, "Hey Joe! I’m doing great and I’m hosting SNL — but I won’t be addressing that in my monologue."

Lucas Till in 2009

Lucas Till

During a recent interview, Lucas Till, an actor, affirmed that he and Taylor Swift were in a romantic relationship for a short period of time.

The picture was taken by Alberto E. Rodriguez of Getty Images.

According to Till’s statement to MTV in 2009, he and Taylor Swift were in a short-term relationship, as he made an appearance in her music video for "You Belong With Me." This was revealed by Till in an exclusive interview with MTV.

According to the speaker, their relationship lacked friction because they were both kind individuals who genuinely enjoyed each other’s company. While most relationships experience ups and downs, they were unable to experience the passionate make-up phase because their connection was solely based on friendship. This, ultimately, was the reason for their relationship not working out.

"Say It Now"

Lautner, Taylor (2009)

Image of Taylor Swift and her former boyfriend Taylor Lautner

According to Taylor Lautner, the song "Back to December" by Taylor Swift is about their relationship.

The person credited for this image is Jean Baptiste Lacroix, who is associated with WireImage.

During their relationship, Swift and "Twilight" actor Taylor Lautner were often called "Taylor Squared" by fans. However, Lautner is now engaged to another woman named Taylor, as revealed in an interview with Today.

In the autumn of 2009, Swift and Lautner formed a bond while portraying a romantic couple in the film "Valentine’s Day." However, their relationship came to an end a few months later.

The short-lived romance between them was immortalized in a song. During a Facebook Live Q&A in 2016, Lautner admitted that the track "Back to December" was written about him.

According to the lyrics, Swift appears to show remorse for the consequences of a past romantic relationship: "It appears that being free just means missing you / I wish I had recognized the value of what I had when you were with me."

John Mayer (2009 – 2010)

Taylor Swift and John Mayer

In 2009, John Mayer and Taylor Swift took the stage together for a performance at Z100’s Jingle Ball event.

The image was taken by Bryan Bedder from Getty Images.

In 2009, Mayer and Swift first crossed paths while working together on Mayer’s track "Half of My Heart". Their professional collaboration eventually developed into a romantic relationship.

Although the details of their relationship were not explicitly stated by either party, in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stones, Mayer mentioned that he felt Swift’s song "Dear John" was directed towards him.

In her song "Dear John," Swift highlights the difference in age between a couple, mirroring the dynamic of their relationship. At the time of their relationship, she was only 19 while Mayer was 32. She questions, "Do you not believe I was too inexperienced to be manipulated?" and later reflects, "Dear John, I now understand it all, it was not right / Do you not believe that nineteen is too young / To be a pawn in your deceitful schemes, when I had genuine feelings for you?"

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Mayer described the song as "embarrassing."

The action made me feel awful as I believed it was undeserved. However, I have since become adept at taking responsibility and I can confidently say that I did not do anything to warrant such treatment. It was truly disappointing and unacceptable for her to act in such a manner.

According to an interview conducted by Glamour in 2012, Swift expressed that Mayer’s assumption that the song was about him was presumptuous. She also stated to Glamour that she does not reveal the subjects of her songs.

According to Swift, when questioned about the significance of the track featured on her highly successful 2010 record "Speak Now," she explained that the words struck a chord with numerous individuals.

According to Swift’s interview with Glamour, the song resonated deeply with many girls who had experienced toxic relationships and had managed to overcome them. During her concerts, Swift was moved to see a large number of girls in tears as she sang the song.

The "Red" age

Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010

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The song "All Too Well" may have been influenced by actor Jake Gyllenhaal, according to Swift.

The image credit for Steve Granitz’s photograph is attributed to WireImage.

In 2010, there was a brief relationship between Jake Gyllenhaal and Swift. This has caused speculation about the true inspiration behind Swift’s song "All Too Well" (https://www.today.com/popculture/did-taylor-swift-s-new-lyrics-reveal-reason-jake-gyllenhaal-t238777).

In 2021, Swift unveiled a 10-minute-long rendition of her latest album "Red (Taylor’s Version)", leading fans to closely analyze the lyrics for further evidence of her relationship with Gyllenhaal. As Swift sings, "They claim all is resolved in the end / but I find myself in a constant state of torment / Whenever you cross my thoughts." She also reveals, "You once suggested that our age difference was the issue / Perhaps things would have been better if we were closer / This thought made me feel overwhelmed with despair."

During an interview with Esquire in 2021, Gyllenhaal stated that he does not believe the song is about him.

According to an interview with Esquire, the speaker stated that their involvement is not relevant. The focus should be on the artist’s connection with their fans. The artist’s expression is shaped by their personal encounters, and the speaker holds no resentment towards that.

The lyrics in the song mention different aspects of the couple’s relationship, such as their age difference and attending Thanksgiving at Maggie Gyllenhaal’s house, but Swift has never publicly acknowledged writing the song about him.

Conor Kennedy in 2012

At the "Ethel" New York premiere, Conor Kennedy was in attendance.

The song "Starlight" was influenced by Conor Kennedy’s grandparents.

The image credit for this text goes to Stephen Lovekin from WireImage.

In the summer of 2012, Swift was romantically linked to Conor Kennedy, the grandson of Robert Kennedy. When questioned about their relationship in an interview with Glamour in the same year, Swift stated that she prefers not to discuss her personal life in depth.

According to Swift, her song "Starlight" from the album "Red" was inspired by Kennedy’s well-documented family. In 2012, she shared with the Wall Street Journal that she stumbled upon a photograph of Ethel Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy as teenagers in the 1960s.

According to Swift, the thought of how enjoyable their night must have been crossed her mind when she was interviewed by the WSJ. She then proceeded to write the song from that perspective, not having any knowledge about how they first met.

The period of "1989"

Harry Styles (2012 – 2013)

During the years 2012 to 2013, Harry Styles was in the spotlight.

Image of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

The couple, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, were spotted enjoying a date in Central Park.

The image is credited to David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin / GC Images.

According to Rolling Stone, in 2012, Harry Styles, who was a member of the boy band One Direction at the time, crossed paths with Swift at an award show. On their second outing, they took a highly publicized stroll through Central Park.

The romantic involvement between them came to an end within a few months, and fans of both Swift and Styles have since analyzed their whirlwind affair. Some have even theorized that Swift’s songs "Out of the Woods" and "Style" may have been inspired by their relationship.

In 2017, Styles spoke to Rolling Stone about their relationship and expressed surprise when photos of their date gained widespread attention five years later.

According to Styles, relationships are a challenge regardless of age. And the added complexity of not fully comprehending how they work at 18 only made things more difficult to navigate. He also mentioned feeling a bit awkward in general, especially when going on a date with someone he was really interested in. It seems like it should have been a straightforward experience, but it turned out to be a learning opportunity. However, at the core of it all, he just wanted a normal date.

According to Styles, being an artist himself, he understands that musicians often compose songs based on their own personal encounters.

In an interview, Styles expressed that he draws inspiration from his personal experiences, just like everyone else. He considers himself fortunate that the challenges he faced have contributed to the creation of his songs. These songs are what truly resonate with the heart and are the most difficult to articulate, which is why he tends to avoid discussing them. This aspect of his music is focused on the relationship between two individuals, and he doesn’t plan on revealing every detail to anyone.

Calvin Harris during 2015 to 2016

Image of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

The relationship between Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris lasted for 15 months.

The image was taken by Kevin Mazur from BMA2015 and is credited to WireImage.

After being photographed together, singer Taylor Swift and DJ Calvin Harris made their relationship official at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards by sharing a kiss during the ceremony. The moment was captured by Billboard and can be viewed on their website.

At the time of their first year together, Swift described their bond as "magical".

According to Vogue, Swift stated that she is simply going with the flow. She also mentioned being in a special relationship currently and expressed her desire for it to remain private, as it is one of the few things that belong solely to her personal life.

In 2016, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris ended their relationship after being together for 15 months, as reported by the source (https://people.com/celebrity/taylor-swift-and-calvin-harris-split-after-15-months-together/). Despite speculations, Harris clarified through a post on social media (https://www.today.com/popculture/taylor-swift-s-ex-boyfriend-calvin-harris-breaks-silence-after-t96236) that the only fact is that their relationship ended and that they still have a strong bond of love and respect.

The "Reputation" era

Tom Hiddleston in 2016

Image of Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift were romantically connected during the summer of 2016.

The image is courtesy of Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

In the month of June 2016, pictures surfaced online of Taylor Swift sharing a kiss with Tom Hiddleston, known for his role in Marvel movies, on a beach near her residence in Westerly, Rhode Island. This caused quite a stir on the internet as it was unexpected. Just a month later, Hiddleston made an appearance at Swift’s annual 4th of July celebration wearing a tank top emblazoned with the words "I (heart) T.S" in bold red letters.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hiddleston officially confirmed their whirlwind romance in July and denied any speculation that it was a mere publicity stunt.

"Let me find the right words to say this. The reality is that Taylor Swift and I are in a relationship and we’re extremely content. Thank you for inquiring," he disclosed. "This is the truth. It’s not a mere publicity stunt."

According to a report from Today, Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston ended their summer romance later that summer.

The eras of "Reputation," "Lover," "Folklore," "Evermore," and "Midnights" are significant.

Joe Alwyn: 2016 to 2023**

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

Since 2016, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have been in a romantic relationship.

The person in the image is Robert Kamau, as seen in the watermark "GC Images".

Taylor Swift’s latest love interest was actor Joe Alwyn. They were in a relationship from 2016 until 2023. Fans were shocked when news of their split spread, especially since Alwyn was featured in some of Swift’s music after their breakup.

During a conversation with GQ, Alwyn revealed insights on the period he and his partner spent together while in quarantine, such as their collaborative songwriting process.

During the period, Swift and Alwyn received a Grammy Award for their collaboration on six tracks that were featured on Swift’s album "Folklore." Alwyn contributed to the writing and production of these songs under the pseudonym William Bowery.

According to Alwyn, the occurrence during lockdown was entirely unintentional. It was not a scheduled activity like, "Okay, it’s 3 o’clock, let’s write a song!" It was simply playing around on a piano, singing off-key, and getting caught, which prompted the thought, what if we collaborated to finish it?

According to Swift, certain lyrics in her tenth album "Midnights" were inspired by her relationship during that period. In the opening song, "Lavender Haze," she openly expressed her thoughts on navigating romance in the public eye.

According to her, dealing with this issue is not limited to just "public figures" as we are currently living in the age of social media. When our relationship becomes public knowledge, the world will surely have their opinions on it.

For the past six years, my partner and I have had to navigate through strange rumors and tabloid gossip, but we choose to overlook it. This song is about the act of disregarding such things in order to safeguard what truly matters.

The topic of Alwyn’s relationship with Swift was not often discussed. In 2022, Alwyn revealed his contentment with their relationship, stating that he was "obviously happy" in an interview with Today.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Alwyn, when asked about engagement, he responded by saying that he has been frequently told that he is engaged, which he finds amusing. He also mentioned that he would not disclose his answer, whether it is a yes or a no.

Following the announcement of her separation earlier this year, Swift surprised her fans with the release of a previously unreleased track from the making of "Midnights", titled "You’re Losing Me." (https://www.today.com/popculture/music/taylor-swift-youre-losing-me-rcna86546) Many fans believed that the song was referencing her breakup with Alwyn, as the lyrics were filled with heart-wrenching lines such as, "I wouldn’t choose to be with myself either / A compulsive people pleaser / Who only desired to be seen by you."

Healy, Matty (2023)

Music Midtown 2023

On September 16, The 1975’s Matty Healy took the stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia for a performance.

The image was taken by Scott Legato and is from WireImage.

Following the announcement of Swift’s breakup with Alwyn, speculations arose that the pop singer was elevating her relationship with Matty Healy, frontman of The 1975, to a new level.

In May, there were reports of a possible relationship between them, and later they were seen holding hands in New York City. Fans also noticed that Swift and Healy seemed to be saying a similar romantic message at different concerts within a short time.

In 2014, the two were first associated with each other, which led to speculation about their relationship. This was after they were seen wearing each other’s merchandise in separate occasions. Healy was seen wearing a shirt with the "1989" album cover, while Swift wore a 1975 t-shirt.

The collaboration between Taylor Swift and rapper Ice Spice for a remix of her song "Karma" received negative reactions due to their rumored romance. This backlash was fueled by controversial statements made by Healy in the past about Ice Spice, which were considered racist by some. Many believed that Swift’s decision to work with the rapper was carefully planned.

Some individuals were urging her to confront Healy’s controversial remarks because of their perceived association.

On the Fourth of July, it appeared that Swift was not in a romantic relationship and celebrated the holiday with close companions, including Selena Gomez and the Haim sisters.

The caption "single summer" was shared by the official Instagram account of Haim.

"1989 (New Version by Taylor)"

Travis Kelce’s Contract Expires in 2023

The individuals in the picture are Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift, Chariah Gordon, and Mecole Hardman Jr. The photo shows Taylor Swift kissing Travis Kelce, and it was taken by a media company.

Taylor Swift gives Travis Kelce a kiss on the cheek.

@chariah_ on Instagram

During July, Travis Kelce, a player for the Kansas City Chiefs, attended Taylor Swift’s "Eras Tour" and later shared his intention to make a move on the famous singer. On his podcast "New Heights," available on Spotify, Kelce revealed that he attempted to give Swift a friendship bracelet, a customary item for those attending her concerts, with his phone number attached. However, his attempt was unsuccessful.

Ever since then, there have been speculations about a possible romantic relationship between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, but the singer has not addressed them. Both Travis Kelce and his brother, Jason Kelce, initially refused to answer any questions regarding these rumors in interviews.

In August, Travis Kelce stated that he will not discuss his personal life, acknowledging that writers are interested in hearing about it. However, he refused to provide any details on the matter when asked about Taylor Swift.

The spread of dating speculations escalated on Sept. 24, when Swift made an appearance at a Chiefs game (https://www.today.com/popculture/taylor-swift-kansas-city-chiefs-game-travis-kelce-rcna117098) and sat next to her mother [Donna Kelce] (https://www.today.com/popculture/donna-kelce-interview-rcna119191) to support the tight end.

As they departed the game in a "getaway car," Travis Kelce appeared to have taken inspiration from Taylor Swift and possibly left a hidden message in support of her upcoming album, "1989 (Taylor’s Version)." The tight end was seen wearing a white and blue patterned shirt and pants set, known as the "1989 Bedroom Painting Set" from KidSuper Studios.

Swift has been present at four of his games and witnessed four triumphs by the Chiefs.

During the latest match on October 22nd featuring the Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Swift sported a friendship bracelet adorned with the number 87, which represents Travis Kelce’s jersey number.

The pair has been seen exhibiting some public displays of affection, such as clasping hands prior to a rendezvous in NYC and a peck on the cheek.

Since the rumors began, fans have been speculating that there was a hidden connection between them all, like an "invisible thread" pulling them together.

According to an article on Today.com, the theories are based on the lyrics of Taylor Swift’s 2020 song "Invisible String," which explores the idea of how people’s paths intertwine before they begin dating. Some of the invisible strings between Swift and Kelce include having the same birth year, sharing the arrow pose, and having a connection to the colors red and gold as well as the word "arrowhead."

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