US Christians condemn chart-topping ‘bisexual-friendly’ singer
Brunette beauty Katy Perry just enjoyed the third week of her bisexual ballad I Kissed a Girl at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and performed the catchy single live on this week’s episode of Fox’s hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance.
However, James Dobson’s Focus on the Family organisation feels there is little to celebrate in the song’s success and a lot to fear for Perry’s soul since she’s replaced Jesus in her heart with a little same-sex experimentation.
Katy Perry’s pop hit I Kissed a Girl (no relation to Jill Sobule’s song of the same name) has spent the last three weeks in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and the beautiful brunette singer is riding a huge wave of musical success.
The single is due to hit the UK on September 1st and expected to receive an equally warm welcome across the pond as it has in the U.S.
Before Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) became the face of the newest bisexual-friendly pop anthem on the airwaves, however, she came from a very different kind of musical background.
Prior to her Billboard 100 topping kiss-and-tell anthem, Perry was actually a Christian pop artist trying to make her mark as the next Amy Grant or Rebecca St. James.
Perry grew up as the daughter of two pastor parents, listening to gospel music and strutting her siren’s voice at church.
In 2001, she released a Christian gospel under the self-title of Katy Hudson.
However, her dreams of becoming a Christian music star were already being corrupted when she ended up listening to a Queen album with a friend during her teenage years.
Perry eventually turned from her gospel roots and converted to more mainstream pop, counting Queen and Alanis Morissette among her musical influences.
Why straight and happily ‘promised’ to a guy Perry came upon the idea to start ‘going gay’ in her music is anyone’s guess.
However, the sheer publicity bound to occur from a former gospel girl singing songs with titles such as Ur So Gay and I Kissed a Girl certainly must have crossed her mind at some point.
Although the lyrics to the songs in question are not nearly as lurid as one might infer from the song titles, Perry’s tendency to use homosexuality as a promotional tool for her music has at least one Christian group concerned about the fate of her immortal soul.
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Regardless of whether Perry has actually Kissed a Girl (which she says she has not), apparently James Dobson’s Focus on the Family feel the songs have put her in league with the dark minions of Hell.
A review of the Perry’s single posted at PluggedInOnline.com (which is owned and run by Focus on the Family), calls I Kissed a Girl “provocative—and almost maddeningly catchy.”
This is apparently not a good thing, because the song is obviously, at least as far as the reviewer seems to think, a product of Satan.
The reviewer blames it all on the influence of that Queen album, of course and says Perry is now guilty of “relishing her bad-girl reputation.”
But although Perry is currently “living down to a damaging, demeaning… ‘girls gone wild’” stereotype, the Focus on Family writer hopes that perhaps the “good” Katy will “come to her senses,” get back on the Christian bandwagon and “recall the wisdom of her youth.”
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