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Katy Perry: Clearing The Air On Her Faith, Her Parents And That Celibacy Vow

posted by Joanne Brokaw

katyperry2.jpgI had a chance last week to take part in a teleconference with hot pop artist Katy Perry. Perry is preparing for her world tour and appearance on the Grammys in February.
Katy Perry is a hot topic on the Gospel Soundcheck blog because in 2001 she released a Christian album under her real name, Katy Hudson. The chatter has raged over that bit of news. Later that summer, her parents allegedly gave an interview to the UK Daily Record in which they were quoted as saying they were ashamed of their daughter. The only problem is that her mom has said that she was misquoted in the publication.
And the latest? She told OK Magazine that she’s taken a pledge of celibacy for the next year, including no kissing.
So what’s the truth? Where does Katy Perry stand, from a faith perspective? What do her parents really think about her music? And is she really advocating homosexuality with her song, “I Kissed A Girl”?


The teleconference included about 50 journalists from a variety of publications, and while we all didn’t get to ask a question, Katy, with trademark humor and an unexpected frankness, did clear up some questions readers have had about her.
What is Katy Perry’s spiritual background and upbringing?
When she was asked what brand of Christianity she was raised and whether she believes the Bible says same sex love is immoral, Katy had this to say:

“My dad’s from Memphis and he’s got a bit of the Pentecostal flair. And he’s hilarious. I was raised non-denominational Christian, so it’s little bit more evangelical, I guess would say. Yeah, it was like a lot of that stuff you see on television. And I was raised with certain ideas, like you mentioned about what the Bible does say. But I definitely am now, as an adult, and in a whole new world, in a world I didn’t even know existed, I definitely have different perspectives and am very much not a poster child for anything perfect or organized or cookie cutter. I have had my own relationship and my own beliefs and I’m continually on an upward search with all of that, and I really don’t know the answers nor do I like to impress them on anybody else.”

What do Katy Perry’s parents really think about her music?
Katy talked about growing up in a Christian home, the daughter of two Christian pastors. The media has used the term “conservative” pastors, which for many evokes images of stern, uptight fundamentalists wielding the Bible with an iron hand. That image was reinforced last August in a story in the UK Daily Record that reported Katy Perry’s parents were “deeply ashamed” of their daughter.
But I got a note from Katy’s mom saying that she was misquoted in the paper, and while I’ve never been able to connect with her again to get more of the story, I think Katy cleared that up when a reporter from a gay newspaper asked about her parents’ reaction to her music:

“My family is definitely very supportive. I have, I guess, pushed their envelope from the day I was born. I was always the kid at the dinner table who, if there was a line you shouldn’t cross, I took a big leap over it. That’s always been me. There’s never really been, like, an edit button on my keyboard of life. I guess my parents weren’t ever so shocked when I was singing very frank or honest, to me honest, songs.

“They’re a different breed of Christians … It’s modern, it’s not like … you know, sometimes people envision my parents wearing the priest outfit, and I’m like, No, actually, my dad has four tattoos. I mean, they all happen to say Jesus, but he’s kind of like a modern rock-and-roll pastor himself. I mean, I think we definitely agree to disagree on some things but I don’t think that’s unusual with a kid and their parents’ relationship. They’re very, very supportive and they’re always telling me they’re praying for me and I appreciate it.”

Listening to Katy, she sounds like any other young adult who has left the path their parents laid out for their children. While they may not agree they still love and support each other. Who among us can’t say the same thing? I think that puts to rest any gossip about her parents being ashamed of her.
Did Katy Perry really write “I Kissed A Girl” to promote homosexuality?
Katy Perry says that when she moved out on her own, she started to meet people she’d been warned to avoid growing up.

“I was raised to say, ‘These people aren’t good, you can’t be friends with them’. It doesn’t matter whether they were gay or straight, just certain people in general. And I started to meet great inspiring people that became my best friends.”

She’s clearly not putting herself out there as a poster child for any kind of lifestyle. She says “I Kissed A Girl” is really about her own curiosity over a schoolgirl crush and something she explored in the song in a tongue-in-cheek way. (In fact, there isn’t much that Katy Perry doesn’t do tongue-in-cheek. She’s a self-proclaimed prankster and takes very little, including herself, too seriously.)
She did thank her gay fans, and added that she is a gay activist, voting no on California’s Prop 8. But like most of the other things she talked about, she didn’t sound at all like she was encouraging – or discouraging – homosexuality. What she sounds like is a young woman who is exploring the world without trying to force her own journey on anyone else.
TV Guide and other publications have reported that Katy Perry was taking a vow of celibacy for a year, quoting: “I’ve actually taken a vow of celibacy this year…no kissing anyone, just my cat, Kitty Purry.”
The real story?

“By the way, that was a joke, and any fine journalist would have got that joke … I’m not going to be celibate. I mean, I guess I’m just going to be looking for the right one, but please. Celibacy for a whole year, I’d rather die.”

In the end? Katy Perry is just like thousands of other Christian teens, who grow up under the strict eye of the church and then go on to explore the world on their own. Sometimes they come back to that faith of their youth and sometimes they walk totally away. But more often, after their own personal searching, they come to a place where they reconcile what they’ve been taught about God and what they’ve experienced about him on their own. It’s not fair to hold Katy Perry up now as a fallen Christian, any more than it would have been fair, when she was 16, to hold her up as a Christian role model. She’s just a girl who happens to have be the media’s flavor du jour.

But you can keep praying for her. If I had to take a guess, I think she’d appreciate it.

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Mark Weber

posted January 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm


Rebecca St. James and Katy Perry are both rock singers with Christian backgrounds. Rebecca tells the public she’ll be a virgin until her wedding night, and has years of success in the Christian music market, though she’s largely unknown to the public at large. When Rebecca’s songs get played, a couple thousand people hear them. Katy ‘Hudson’ Perry :) releases a Christian market CD, and few notice. Then she sings about kissing a girl and liking it, and she becomes famous worldwide, such that when her songs get played, millions hear them. You’ve got a whole generation of American youngsters who know and love every single word to Katy’s song, “I Kissed A Girl.” Parents throw their hands up in the air, saying, “What’s wrong with today’s world that this is what my kids are listening to and singing along to?” Yet their kids still know and love that song, while Rebecca St. James’ take on sex gets minimal attention in today’s world. Katy Perry, whether she’s as Christian as Christians want her to be, or as far from the version of a Christian as Christians want her to be, has gone the very secular route of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and other recording artists, using sexually provocative lyrics to get the world all hot and bothered. Is Kathy ‘Hudson’ Perry a sell-out to the Christian music world? Most definitely, without a doubt. I doubt you’d have K-Love or Air 1 or Family Life Network playing “I Kissed A Girl.” But does that mean Katy Perry isn’t a Christian? How do we totally know what her relationship with God is? We don’t. It will be interesting to see how her career goes, and how she develops as a recording artist. That song of hers gained her wealth, fame and influence, but did it please the Lord? God and time will tell.



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Bob

posted January 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm


“Sexually provocative lyrics”? Get a grip. “I kissed a girl and I liked it” is about as tame as it gets.



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Beth O.

posted January 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm


“It’s not fair to hold Katy Perry up now as a fallen Christian, any more than it would have been fair, when she was 16, to hold her up as a Christian role model.”
Well put, Joanne.



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Mordred08

posted January 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm


Why do I have the feeling that if the song had been called “I Kissed a BOY”, concerned parents would have just shrugged it off and moved on? Cause girls are supposed to want to kiss boys, don’t ya know?



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sbnative

posted January 28, 2009 at 6:44 pm


Katy’s parents love her to pieces and shake their heads all the time over her path. Her mom would NEVER say she was ashamed of her daughter to a reporter…way too classy a lady for THAT!
Yes, I know these folks and, yes, her parents are committed “word of faith” pastors who are both serious believers and the best friends and funniest, wittiest companions you could have as family members.
These people CANNOT be put into a standard “pastor” or “Christian parent” box–anymore than can most of us! Katy is a doll…and she is going to grow into both her talent and her faith in her own way.



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Jolis

posted January 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm


Because kissing girls is okay, but Ur So Gay is bad.
Way to go Katy :P



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mandy

posted February 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm


I think Katy Perry is like many other strange pop artists, taking the word of God and using it when its convenient, like in their “thank you” speeches after they win an award. She is living in an anything goes kind of world, where you can do anything, believe anything, and its okay. But she’ll find out one day that we all have to answer to God for our actions. She’ll be on TBN in 10 years when her good looks have faded and no record label wants her.
She should have a chat with Rebecca St. James. LOL. Get saved Perry!



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April

posted February 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm


so I listen to KP all the time. I love her music she is witty and like the writer says she handles things in a tongue and cheek manner. I think that someone who reads their bible and believes in God would pray for her, not say and I quote “But she’ll find out one day that we all have to answer to God for our actions. She’ll be on TBN in 10 years when her good looks have faded and no record label wants her.” Hello, if I weren’t saved and I read that line, it would piss me off and I wouldn’t want anything to do with the God you speak of if someone who supposedly serves him would bash me instead of pray for me. Mandy maybe you should read the bible a little more, try
Matthew 7: 1-6
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
This message is not meant to offend but to promote the love that Jesus shared with everyone he met….especially the lost.
the only time jesus didn’t show that same un-bashing love was towards the by the law pharisees who were judging instead of teaching and praying. May God bless all of you. And May he be with KP as she figures out her way.



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miki

posted February 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm


She’s not a Christian.



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Kristin

posted February 9, 2009 at 2:33 am


Make no mistake….this girl CANNOT sing. My husband and I recently saw her live, and we were both surprised at the huge difference between her recorded voice and her live voice. Very disappointing. She may be a Christian, she may not be. I’m just saying she can’t sing.



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Ben

posted February 11, 2009 at 12:46 am


Very silly to try to determine whether or not she’s a Christian. Are her sins worse than yours or mine? Probably not. But why does it even matter to you?



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Fred

posted February 14, 2009 at 4:03 pm


Is Katy Perry a christian? NO! Katy has turned her back on Jesus Christ and what she was taught as a child for the pleasures of sin. One cannot claim to be a christian and live fulfilling the lusts of the flesh as stated in Galatians 5 19-21. Are Christians perfect and do not sin? No Christians do sin but if we sin and do not feel Godly sorrow for our sin we are deceived and have a hardened conscience. We will all see when Katy returns to her faith again because it will be evident. She will renounce the life of sin she is living now and commit her life to correcting the wrongs she has done. She will tell young girls and young men that selling their lives out to Jesus Christ is the only way to true happiness and fulfillment. God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. If he sows to the flesh he will reap death but if he sows to the Spirit he will reap life. We should all pray for Katy and every young person at our churches that they will be all that God has called them to be.



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ThatGuy

posted March 9, 2009 at 10:33 pm


I just want to say thank you for this coverage of Katy Perry – I was expecting more of a “you sinful whore” kind of approach. The people who feel the way the author of this article does generally stay silent, because of their more gentle views. On a human level, I would have thought I have nothing in common with Katy Perry, but it turns out I do. Her attitude towards Christianity seems to be pretty similar to my own, ie. brought up in the religion, don’t buy it, but not going to be belligerent towards those who do believe. (Though I guess some people find my seemingly logical arguments blasphemous and offensive – can’t help you there…)
It must be said that I do have “One of the Boys” as well as Lily Allen’s albums – I’m not a closet homosexual, but rather a closet pop-listener. Guilty pleasure type thing.
Disclaimer: I am an atheist. Who knows what I’m doing on a Christian blog… hehe. My views may not represent those of other atheists, and I do not intend to speak for anyone but myself. I wish people would realise that you can’t take the opinion of one member of a group to be that of the whole group.



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Joanne Brokaw

posted March 10, 2009 at 10:10 am


ThatGuy – I have to admit that whenever I hear “I Kissed A Girl” the pop melody sticks in my head. Not a fan of the lyrics but it’s definitely a catchy tune. And I saw the American Idol contestants sing “Hot and Cold” a couple of weeks ago and thought that was another catchy pop tune.
Sitting in on that phone conference, I definitely got a better sense of Katy Perry as a quirky girl who respects her parents, even though she’s a rebel. I liked her quite a bit!
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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Elizabeth

posted March 12, 2009 at 6:50 am


Katy’s tunes ARE catchy, I agree with Joanne.
I’m surprised to find out that she’s a Christian.
I just think that she’d like people to view her as a neutral person, not a Christian, not an atheist, not a gay.
After all, she’s a maintream artist.
Yes she’s supposed to promote a Christian life as a public figure, but it might end to society rejection.
But I think it’d be great if she’s in Christ and also a celeb..



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Joanne Brokaw

posted March 12, 2009 at 9:30 am


Elizabeth, I don’t think Katy would call herself a Christian. She was fairly neutral on the subject as it currently applies. She did say she had deep respect for her upbringing and her family, and you definitely get the sense that her spirituality is important but she’s not committed to anything right now.
Joanne
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Dre_xoxo

posted May 4, 2009 at 6:56 pm


Fred.. People are turned away from Christianity most because of Christians. I myself am a Christian and when I read what you wrote (or HOW you wrote it I should say) I was like man, get off the judgment seat! All we know about this girl is what the media says and she says. God knows her heart, He knows if she believes in Jesus and that He died on the cross for our sins and rose again, and He knows what caused her to go from the Christian scene to secular. You have no place to say she has turned her back on Christ. What if she has just back slidden? I honestly think our job as Christians is to pray for her, not write comments about she has slipped or her stance with God. You are my brother in Christ so I definitely am not trying to attack you and believe we are on the same side but I am trying to tell you that your words will be interpreted differently by non believers. You may be trying to say what the Bible says, but if someone does not believe in the Bible it will just cause anger and make people defensive. Actions speak louder than words, we need to act out love rather than speak judgment.



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JIM Lacy

posted May 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm


I think katy is a Cristian she may be struggling but more and more i watch of her i realize that she is a Cristian. ” I kissed a girl” is a very nice song i love it but the lyrics I’m not a fan of. But when interviewers ask her did she really kiss a girl? she never says no but then again she never says yes. But who knows she could of made ” I kissed a girl” for money only.
“Katy im praying for you”



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Your Name

posted May 18, 2009 at 2:54 pm


I remember recording Katy at the church. She wasn’t even a teenager yet. She was still learning how to play the guitar. I recognized an inward quality she had that was going to make her BIG. We helped her to have confidence in her ability by encouraging her to sing at any venues that presented themselves in the S.B. area. Her parents and I were able to make tapes and present them to different recording companies. She was even invited to sing on Christian television! What sets Katy appart more than anything else, is she has the “favor of God” in her life. Gifts of God are unconditional. His Love is unconditional. He (God) loves us period! No matter what Katy does she does have the “truth” in her heart. Once you have that, you are held accountable with that knowledge you have. I continue to pray!



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Carryme

posted June 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm


Her own words in the song ‘lost’…”Have you ever been so lost
Known the way and still so lost …
My mother says I should come back home but
Can’t find the way cause the way is gone….
we all falter and fall but we can always come back no matter what one has done.
I’m praying for you Katy!



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Lauren

posted July 26, 2009 at 6:37 pm


I don’t understand why the media MUST make Christianity seem so harsh and strict and forceful. When you honestly have had the Holy Ghost fill your spirit and move in your life, you WANT to live a life of holiness, and it’s not like any of us are chained to the pew. I CHOOSE to be a Christian, and when I think of Heaven vs. “worldy fun” that lasts a minute, Heaven and God outways it COMPLETELY!!!!!!!!!!!



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posted July 27, 2009 at 2:01 am


that is absolutely absurd. all of this is ridiculous. the Bible clearly states that homosexuality is wrong in romans 1. i dont care if she is just “experimenting” with it, its wrong. To call this person a normal Christian teen and tell people that they should look up to her as a “Christian” is straight up wrong. thats like telling people that they can do anything they want after they r saved. i know that God will forgive us for any sin we commit, but the point of being saved by Jesus Christ is to give our lives to Him. the Bible says that you will know a tree by its fruits just as u will know a person by their actions. looks me in the eye and tell me that Katy Perry’s actions show that she is a Christian.



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me

posted August 9, 2009 at 5:01 pm


As every christian does have season where they fall away..its unfortunate that this is mainly what is broadcasted in the world.. Where are the real christians at that are worhsipping in spirit and in truth.. katy can make up what she wants to beleive but it doesnt change what the bible says about homosexuality being wrong it is WRONG!.. And just becuase she accepted christ and had chrisitan parents doesnt mean she wont be judged according to the truth she was taught and now makes secualr music whcih is contrary to what the bible teaches, her music does not glorify god.. Of course god can restore her. If she is willing, for sin is only pleasurable for a season.. she will return bak after she learns… God willing..How can I kissed a girl be a good or nice song? when it promotes experimenation of sexuality! and christians are so luke warm they will sit there and listen to it…compromising what they say they believe..



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Your Name

posted August 17, 2009 at 10:39 am


well i think she should have stayed to her roots and if she wanted to become a world re-known star she could have incorporated some christian music in her albums. or she could have at least not wrote a song called i kissed a girl. and im sure when she gets olderrrr she will realize whats right in the end.
ill be praying.



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jillian

posted August 20, 2009 at 7:31 am


yes, i agree..No one has the right to say if someone is a fallen Christian..ONLY GOD KNOWS katy hudson (katy pery)’s heart. All we can do is pray for her.. :D GOD SEES..GOD IS IN CONTROL!



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Kelly

posted August 20, 2009 at 11:05 am


In my bible it is about Jesus yeah? Old testament about why jesus came, etc. New who he was and the whole thing as why it was all important. Yeah? Don’t people get it that the book is a personal journey to help shape me as a person. What I the person should do. What we a christian community should expect in community with one another. But ultimatly what I should do. So Bearing this in mind. Katy is a young girl on a journey. A PAstors Kid trying to figure her belief to own it. Jesus loves me no matter what – Ref to King David. I want to be the person he designed me to be but I am a sinner. Jesus forgave my sin But I still do it. I aint perfect. It states clearly to sort our selves out before we “help” others sort out their stuff. If we do this maybe we will be less likely to “hate” the sinner for sinning. Love the sinner and see the sin for what is really is. LIFE! We all do it varying degrees but don’t tell me that you are perfect hey?



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Kelly

posted August 20, 2009 at 11:15 am


Oh and what would happen if the most famous person in the world was to use that influence to help shape a lost generation.
I’m from Australia. From what I gather in america you could be a famous country artist and nobody in my country would know about you. Same goes for American Christian Artists We don’t find out about you until you have released like 10 albums and some one sponsors you to come over cause you can’t afford to hold concerts here.
But this girls on a spiritual journey – joins a mainstream recording company – sings at countless Music awards around the globe.
I know about her. I am looking at this website. Why cause she mentioned she released a christian single ages ago.
The only single I have found on Youtube is about faith and the words are so powerful about being tested – well if she released a Christian album I don’t know how tested she would’ve been. Songs aren’t just poetry this is powerful stuff. What she sings is a declaration. Well all I can say is that we should be praying hard for this girl. Thanking God that she is in a position of influence. That he will use her and through her countless lives will change.



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Antonio

posted August 26, 2009 at 6:14 pm


“and now makes secualr music whcih is contrary to what the bible teaches”
I am a Christian, I go to church every week, I am part of the worship leadership and youth leadership, in a church of over 5000 people in Mexico City. I’ve been on the staff of Acquire the Fire, even peaching at the ATF conventions, I write worship songs… and I do listen to secular music, I have even written secular songs.
Can someone tell me where on the Bible can I find the words “secular music”? God sees the heart. When touring with ATF, I got to meet a lot of “Christian bands”, with the worst attitudes and the worst testimonies of life. Also I’ve had the chance to hang out with the such criticized “crossover artists” like Lifehouse, POD, and other “non totally christian bands” and I have been blessed by talking to them and to see a genuine love for Christ without being talking only about God with their music, so…. stop judging Katy, no one of us know what is in the deep of his heart. Remember Christianity is not a religion, is a personal relationship with God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
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Jake Bake

posted September 12, 2009 at 4:23 pm


Dear Everyone:
I agree we shouldn’t judge Katy Perry, because of her music or crossover into “secular” music. But thing is, Let me help you what the bible says about being a Christian. A Christian is one who is suppose to “act” like Jesus, and obey him, and practices his teachings. One who sings “I kiss a girl and I like it” or “Ur so Gay” Did Jesus do that? Uhhhh..No! Did Jesus promote homosexuality, uhhh no, was Jesus a Gay Activist…uhhh No, and Did Jesus believe in Celibacy…Uhhhhhh YES! Thing is, you can call yourself a Christian, but what’s inside your heart. I bet Katy Perry was once a follower of Christ, but now she’s in the “far country” and please don’t call her a Christian, because she gives us all a bad name! I’m not trying to judge her, but don’t make excuses for her, and say that she’s a Christian, because truth is she’s doing everything against God and the Bible….READ IT…it’s good stuff!



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Abby Rea

posted October 21, 2009 at 7:57 pm


Okay well I’m in a Christian school, and we are talking about things like this in our Bible class right now. Katy Perry is a fallen Christian. We can’t deny it .We can’t walk the fence with out culture and God. Maybe Katy wasn’t ready for faith when she made her Christian album, but there is one thing for sure. Her music definitely does not support a Christian world view or message and we should not be supporting it. It doesn’t matter if she was a Christian at one time. She definitely is one artist that, with her current music we should be staying away from. What goes into our minds penetrates our life ALL the time. What we hear and see becomes what we do and who we are. As a Christian, what would we have to say about Katy? Would we have to say that she’s gone now, but we should welcome her with open arms if she does return to Christianity? I think so. Jake Blake is right with what he said. We are called to act like Jesus, and Jesus definitely would NOT be advocating homosexuality.



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Jade

posted November 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm


Katy Perry is not a fallen Christian. And it’s terrible for anyone to call her out on anything they themselves don’t understand. Yes, Katy grew up in a Christian home, and was surrounded by it her whole childhood. However, she never molded to it or conformed to what she didn’t understand, but stood somewhat in the boundaries that every parent sets for their child. She herself never explored or experienced what it was all about, and most children don’t. You sit in that church because your parents make you. How could anyone have fallen if they’ve never been lifted up? We all have the curiosity and the right to be able to find it for ourselves, and not be held up to the standards our parents set out for us. And it is especially no ones job to put her down in that aspect.



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Joanne Brokaw

posted November 18, 2009 at 9:46 am


>>herself never explored or experienced what it was all about,
Jade, that’s an interesting comment, and kind of where I was going with the original post I did. Since Katy Perry released a Christian album, a very good one, with great music and very thought-provoking lyrics, I wonder if we shouldn’t expect our Christian artists to have explored and experienced what Christ is all about? I never intended to point a finger at Katy Perry. I was more questioning Christian music.
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Kati

posted November 28, 2009 at 9:51 pm


I completely agree with Antonio.
I am myself a believer. The Lord sees the heart indeed, it is not about the style of music but the words and the passions behind it. Okay, so if Katy did “kiss a girl and liked it” she is a human with a sinful heart, like the rest of us. The only reason why i object is because she is selling to the world teh fact that its okay. Yes, we are all sinners, but its about whether or not we repent of our sins. Not so we can “be a good person” or any of that bullcrap, because no one is a good person unless he is completely sinless. The only way to be sinless, in the eyes of the Lord, is to obviously be renewed, purified, and born again.
Like Antonio, I have met many Christian srtists who are teh biggest jerks on the planet, but who is to say they don’t go home that night and the Lord speaks to them and shows them that they have a sinful heart.
I am praying for Katy, I think it is quite obvious that her priorities are not exactly straight, but whose is? We are all a work in progress.
Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”



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kcw3andjhw

posted December 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm


It does not say that if u kiss a girl u will go to hell, it says that if u dont repent from ur sins and believe on the Lord God as ur Saviour u will parish into hell.
So there it is! if u dont believe me look it up or even better google it!
I believe that that pastor handled it all wrong! and he was wrong for putting that out there! We as Christians should get the word out that if u will go to hell if u dont believe that there is one true God and that He died on the cross for everyone’s sins, even a guy persons sins, or a murderer’s sin, there is no limit or measure! John 3:16 (KJV) states that “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should NOT perish, but have everlasting life.”
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steph

posted December 28, 2009 at 5:01 pm


Some of these comments are actually insightful while others just take ignorant jabs at others. You cannot say that Katy Perry is a fallen Christian because you may believe in a different Christianity than she does. No two people believe everything exactly in the same way. It’s impossible. And on top of that how is she advocating homosexuality? She’s not telling others to do it; she sang a song and it was popular. In addition, no one knows what Jesus says about homosexuality. Christians have been taught from the Bible what certain abominations, but like others in the Old Testament, we don’t follow those rules anymore. And Jesus has never made his position clear. Either way, it’s pretty judgemental to call someone a fallen Christian. In the end, only God can judge anyone (if one believes in a God), not you.



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Nick

posted January 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm


I have to make a couple of comments. First off, there is no place for relativism (the belief that all truth is relative to each person) in Christianity. steph, your comment makes no sense from a Christian standpoint. To say that there are different Christianities is ridiculous. There are different methods with which different people worship Jesus, but there is only one Christianity. Ephesians 4:5 says there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism. There is only ONE FAITH. Period. To say that Jesus was not clear on his positions is absolutely ludicrous and shows me that you have never read for yourself what Jesus taught. Pick up a Bible and read through the first four books of the New Testament and see if you can still say that. Jesus is very clear that all forms of sexual immorality is wrong, including homosexuality. The Old Testament (which Jesus inspired men to write) is very clear as is Roman 1, which is written by Paul who get his teaching directly from Jesus. ALL SEXUAL SIN IS WRONG according to the Bible and according to Jesus. About not following the rules of the Old Testament anymore, it is Jesus who says that He did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). All of the Old Testament rules still apply to us, but in fulfilling the law Jesus displaced the sacrificial system and the laws of ceremonial cleanliness with it. The moral law of the Old Testament are still very much enforced by God and we are expected by Him to follow them (Galatians 5:19-21). Finally, the whole idea that we are not to judge other people who claim to be Christians is false. Paul tells us that while it is true we are not to judge those who do not know Jesus, we are to judge other who call themselves Christians (1 Corinthians 5:12-13). Now with all of that being said, we should judge that from her actions, Katy Perry seems to be a fallen Christian. Does that mean we should hate her? OF COURSE NOT!!! We should love her and pray for her and hope that she will come back to God. All of this is of course based on the assumption that she was in fact a true Christian in the first place. If her previous music was genuine, I have no reason to believe that she was not. Know this, the Holy Spirit has the power to bind all true Christians together in Jesus. We must act as one in Christ and in love. Please do not take this as being a shot at anyone. I am simply bringing the truth of Christ to the conversation to help clear up some of the misconceptions I read in the posts here.



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Joanne Brokaw

posted January 11, 2010 at 9:07 am


Hey everyone! With all of the discussion about the Bible, let me encourage you to join the challenge to read the Bible this year, cover to cover or just the OT or NT. The readings post every day here on the Gospel Soundcheck blog, and watch for devotionals from Christian artists.
Here is the entire January reading list:
http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2010/01/bible-in-a-year-january-2010-r.html
Why not just pick up with today’s reading and go from there? It’s not a race and there is no test. The goal is to have a deeper relationship with God!
Joanne
host of the Gospel Soundcheck blog



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Steve

posted January 26, 2010 at 7:40 am


Katy Perry is just a spiritual reprobate, plain and simple and a deserter of her faith.



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Your Name

posted January 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm


I agree with Nick. Thank you for speaking the truth. Go read your bible everyone. It is a book of God’s love for his people from beginning to end. God desires a relationship with you. I’m praying for you.



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Erika

posted February 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm


Nick, you are so right!
I know that The Holy Spirit is not happy about what Katy is doing and she definitely does need prayer. What she is doing is not glorifying God in any way at all. The devil will try and take what God has made and ordained and try to twist it in any way he can.
Now, The Holy Spirit told me that the kingdom of darkness is trying to push the margins of society. And when you really, really, get to know God and have His spirit living inside of you, it becomes obvious how evil many things in society are.



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Your Name

posted February 15, 2010 at 5:09 am


Katy Perry is 25 years old and must make her own mistakes in life as we ALL DO. Jesus Christ is quite capable of loving her just the way she is no matter what, no matter where. I know this for a FACT because he did the same for me. If your concerned for her than pray for her, she’d like that and Christ wants us to. Perhaps Perry and Brand will be good for one another. I’ve prayed for Brand before and now I’ll pray for Katy too. James 5:16…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.



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Your Name

posted February 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm


Pray for her that the scales may be removed from her eyes so that she can make a choice free of demonic overshadowing.God loves to the uttermost and desires that we all be saved but it is a choice. Let us not be deluded into thinking that just because we read the bible through, go to church every week, and quote scripture that we are not rebellious. If we don’t practice what we read, let it clean out the rebellious inner places in our hearts, we are all most miserable. Lord help us to see You clearly and let Your word have its way in the hidden areas for rebellion is rebellion, some is just easier to see with the naked eye.



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Bob Roberts

posted February 25, 2010 at 1:36 am


What a sad old game: “Is so-and-so a Christian or not?” Wait until the end for then answer, and find out how wrong you are.
Also, I don’t want to know the state of Rebecca St. James’s vagina.



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Victoria

posted March 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm


These conversations are ridiculous. If she wasn’t a celebrity, then none of you would care if she were Christian or not.



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jace mindue

posted May 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm


omg people just because a person has a differnt veiw of the world and you are allready judging her by a song scoff’s lame you should judge a person by there charater and what they believe in i mean jezz u know the old saying in the bible do not judge unless ye ought to be judged by him who is above all im a wiccan and i do believe in jesus if you judge me by my posting this then your going to hell simple as that prayer is good for the soul not for abuse when you pray do you ask your god to help you or for amusment i ask my god wich is jesus for help guidance and courage when he answer’s my prayers i thank him for his help he gets the glory i mean think use that God given brain of your’s judge not unless ye also should be judged katty perry is a bright girl if she want to return she will return to her faith and beg for forgiveness between her and her god or goddess it doesnt matter



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Audrey

posted June 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm


Possibly these people are turning their backs on Christianity because they view it to not really teach Jesus Christ’s message. Maybe some get the impression that purported Christians are closed minded, judging and full of contempt for anyone who go against them. Reading these comments, I could see how anyone would easily get that impression. I am sure you are all wonderful, loving people… and some of you wonderful loving Christian people. It would just be lovely to see that expressed in this forum, but instead I feel our prejudices and fears are what is being showcased.



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Ann

posted June 12, 2010 at 1:17 am


Many people turn their backs on their faith-as I did in my youth-because we were taught a bunch of lies by liberals [and leftist secular progressives] with agendas. Fortunately, I did return to my faith and I am so happy that I did not ever slide into the darkness that Katy Perry is currently in. I work in the entertainment industry and it is filled with the most morally bankrupt people that you will ever know. And make no mistake; they try very hard to convert and impose their views [and their darkness] upon others using the media. I hope and pray that Katy will “see the light” eventually; but it looks like she is going to learn the hard way by marrying Russell Brand.
Heaven help her indeed.
P.S. For the record, those who say we ought to not judge her are making a judgment. That Biblical mandate has been woefully misread. You cannot be a moral person without making judgments–it is the making of certain types of judgments that are frowned upon.



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Steve

posted June 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm


For all the christians on this blog complaining and whining about the direction katy perry is on with her music let me ask you this. Did you buy her debut album when she was katy hudson? If not why not? Maybe if you had chosen to support her as a christian artist she wouldnt have chosen this path shes on. So christians you should have bought her debut album so you have noone to blame buy yourselves.



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Alysha Torrez

posted June 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm


I think katy Perry is so talented and i like a lot of her new music but i just dont understand how she could throw away such a beautifly strong faith and love for God. I just dont understand. I guess its between her and God and im not judging her. Its just so weird to me that she was so in fire for God and then she just turned her back on something so beautiful and strong. She could have impacted so many lives through her christian music but she threw it all away.



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Mark ML

posted June 26, 2010 at 1:16 am


Katy’s parents made one BIG mistake — they tried to shelter her from this world.
And when they couldn’t do that anymore, she lost her way.
It’s a mistake that a lot of otherwise good Christian parents make. Even mine did to an extent. The lesson here is that if you don’t teach your children about the world’s temptations, Satan will. These temptations are all around us, and they’re even inside of us. They plague us, because we all sin.
And Satan likes to go after believers, particularly those who could make a difference and be role models in a world that desperately needs them. But we grow sad and disheartened when we realize that no matter what we do, the world is going to hell. Not immediately. There is still good in the world. There is still good in Katy Perry. She is just another sinner like the rest of us. God can still save her. God can save all of us.
I think the lesson to teach your children is that the world is not “pure evil”, but it is not God’s way either. Every day, the world moves a little further away from what God intended. As Christians, we try to move back closer to God, even as the world pulls us in the opposite direction. It’s not supposed to be easy, and even when we try our hardest, we will still fail to make it on our own. And that’s because God is the only one who in the end can save us.



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Leilany

posted July 8, 2010 at 10:12 am


If I knew about the Katy Hudson CD I would have bought it but since I was in first grade it wasn’t possible but now I’m going to find it and buy it. But I say to Steve that there are not that many Christians in this world clearly that is why she is making it to the top in this world. In fact the number one religion in this world right now is Hinduism so please don’t say that we Christians didn’t support her. The “famous” Christians now still would never make as much money as somebody singing worldly music. The top things that sell in the music industry in sex,”love” and drugs- it seems to attract so many people that it will always make more money. But what is money? It only buys you things. You can have the whole world’s possesions but when you die you won’t take not one with you to the grave! As A Christian Teenager I know that there will be times that we would fall and sometimes it is hard to go back because even I have had doubts about my up bringing in Church but I have learned to trust in God and the Bible tells of the parable of the man who planted seeds and when a seed is planted it will grow no matter if it is sooner or later a seed wilol never die and when that seed starts to want to grow it will! So Katy Hudson/Perry I pray that she will find her way because the first five years of your life is the most important because that is when your values and morals are instilled in you so she will go back because that is in her and she will want it back in her life because she will feel empty inside and will be searching for answers and the answer will be Jesus. The Lord does not leave us .. we leave him, so he is there waiting right where you left him.



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Sarah Mae

posted July 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm


sir Mark is right. one thing that makes a Christian couple’s (particularly a Pastor’s) kid to go on living from light to darkness as where Katy Perry is right now is that they go on pushing this and that law to their kids without a good and understandable explanation. That’s why Satan gives the most alluring explanations to these sins in ways that people would like it and think it’ll be good to them, sort of like calling it FREEDOM. question is, “is this TRUE freedom?” no. you are bound to loving this world, which is clearly an ENEMY of God.
so to Katy Perry: I’m a daughter of a Pastor and like what were you before all these, I am ministering well in our church. So don’t tell me your parents are very supportive of you because I honestly don’t believe they do. If they really support you, then they are not true to their faith because they should have known that what you do is not what a follower of Christ should do. Remember your song “Faith does not fail” ? I love that song and now I take it back to you. and now you’re a gay activist, when God clearly said in Exodus 20:13 “‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. this should not be tolerated because God finds a man-man woman-woman sexual relationships DETESTABLE.
i’m not one to condemn you, though. it’s upon God’s will and I pray you find HOME again, because you are too cute to be in hell. i like you fashion sense, but not the lyrics of your song. :)



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Angel

posted July 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm


to steve: i, who listens to mostly christian music, had never heard of her before she became popular as katy perry so i do not believe its fair to condemn people for not buying her CD. people choose what they want to do and no one made her become a secular artist she chose that path herself. so how about we stop blaiming other people. she chose to be of the world end of story.



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Anna

posted July 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm


Great article. Gave me insight into this young woman. I really appreciated how it was written. Without judgment.Thanks for a great read- I am now hooked on your posts.



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Igor

posted July 22, 2010 at 6:22 am


Oh katy, how sad this makes me feel.
i dont think her parents are supporting her in what she’s doing. they are supportive and loving parents the way they are supposed to be (ephisians 6, and many other passages/chapters in Bible) but they do not condone her songs. I just hope the songs are just a bit of fun and not for real, but even then….i dont we should be worshipping our own temptation cos thats exactly what the EVIL ONE wants.
Let us all pray for Katy, cos as Sarah (above) said: “She is too cute to end up in hell” :) She’s a good person and thats great but needs to get rid of all the rubbish this world has thrown at her.



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Sven

posted July 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm


I read a few posts here and I’ll make this brief, but feel it needs to be said. 1) Pretty good article…like many others curious that Katy Perry had dabbled in gospel music prior to exploding onto the music and culture scene recently, I stumbled onto this article. Good read, and as others have said, has a slant from a christian perspective to some extent, but not judgmental. Great…but to respond to some of the comments?…2) this is where I feel I need to throw my 2 cents (or sense?) in the ring, as a fellow christian (and yes that means: Jesus is my Savior, its Jesus plus nothing, and He is the Son of God and without Him anyone will be eternally separated from God). OK, got that out of the way as a baseline…which brings me to ask some of those who say to Katy “gonna pray for you–youre too cute to go to hell”..ummm, excuse me? Can you be more condescending? Can you TURN OFF people any more and make so many people REALLY searching say “ummm, gee, just like what I’ve heard about christians, self-righteous, judgmental, un-loving unless you become a TRUE believer…thanks but no thanks”. Yes, to those of you who take this view about Katy and other “fallen” christians away from their faith, from relationship with God (only God knows and to what extent) or otherwise unbelievers, I say this: GROW UP AND RE-EXAMINE YOUR FAITH AND YOUR BELIEFS WHEN IT COMES TO GOD AND EACH OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. You see, while praying for others is good, the fact of the matter is, other than your obedience in praying and YOUR relationship with God, YOU dont have ANYTHING to do with whether Katy (or anyone else) goes to hell, and to act as if YOUR prayer will “save” her you are distorting the truth of Jesus as THE ONLY SAVIOR and way to have fellowship with God! Your prayers can usher in God’s presence (ask, ans the door will be opened) but YOU otherwise dont have jack squat to do with anyone being saved from hell or not. The further degrading thought of “too cute to go to hell” is horrible, like “being cute” is supposed to save you from hell or be MORE of a reason not to go there? GEEZ. We ALL have problems in life, and i daresay that these thoughts you have expressed are really like casting stones, even if you meant well. Again, GROW UP and try LOVING, not condemning, or worse being “like the world” in assessing “cuteness” and going to hell or not. Here’s what I would say to Katy, since too often ppl criticize but dont offer anything positive–”Dear Katy, I and many others pray for you to find God in your search of things upward, that your heart and mind and spirit would be open to Him, and that you feel His presence and Love and be drawn unto Him, His beloved…”
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KatyPerryFan

posted July 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm


I would just like to thank this site for this extremely good interview with Miss. Perry. It asked many questions that fans were interested in and, although some weren’t answered 100% directly, it has still given me a lot of insight and even more respect for Katy Perry.
To anyone who “hopes she finds her way back to God”…that is, again, none of your business. 1. She has not strayed from the path to God in any way. 2. Who are you to hope for anything for this girl? You don’t know her or know what she’s like. What might seem right for you may not be right for someone else. And it’s not like being religious or not is going to destroy someone’s life or make them unhappy. It shouldn’t play that big a role in anyone’s lives.
I don’t mean to seem like an intruding b**** or as if I’m pushing my own beliefs onto anyone or anything but I feel like some things should be said.
For the people who have said that they don’t believe Katy Perry when she said her parents support her and that if they do they are not true Christians, what business is it of yours? You can still be a Christian and support your family. And I’d like to think that if push came to shove and they had to choose between their beloved daughter and their religion, that they would put their daughter above all else! Religion (or anything else for that matter) shouldn’t dictate the way we live our lives or the way we see or treat others. It certainly can set the foundatins for our beliefs and morals but it should never affect the way we judge people in the long run. I believe you should and can only truly judge someone when you get to know who they are, not for what they are. If so, the people who are like that are no better than racists, or mild versions of Hitler who hated for ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion.
In her more recent albums she is exploring herself and the world and all the cultures it has to offer. All the experiences. I’m not saying she is or should promote homo/bisexual relations or anything of the sort. I’m just glad that there is finally some icon and influence showing the world that homosexuality is NOT wrong. *My views are* That all this about the Bible and the word of God and him finding homosexuality “detestable” is, in itself, detestable.
Christians believe that God loves us no matter what, we will find forgivness if we ask, we are all the lamb of God, and that we are made in his likeness. So why would he condemn us if we are of a different sexual orientation. (And the Bible wasn’t written by God, but by the apostles and others. And as we all know, *and please don’t deny it*, words get misunderstood and changed around after awhile, especially after 2,000 years. Like Chinese whispers.
If he condemns homsexuals for being gay then why doesn’t he condemn everyone else that is “different” also?
It is also under scientific analysis that being homosexual is genetic.(or in other words something like “the gay gene”)
People are born the way they are and there is nothing they can or should do to change it. No one should have to apologise for being black. So why should anyone have to apologise for being gay?
The last thing that irks me is that some people are homophobic simply because the Bible “says it’s wrong”.
No offence, but can you not think for yourselves?? What are we, living in the 14th century again?
We all have a perfectly good brain and opportunities to go out into the world and to experience different cultures, religions, beliefs, people and ways of life. The people that need a book to tell them what to think when they should make their own decisions instead of being biased for no reason, except for the age old excuse : “it said so…”.
We are intelligent human beings. Grow up, get out there, and open your mind.
If you are a homophobic, I implore you to genuinly think about this question. Why is homosexuality wrong?
And saying that it is “unnatural” or “immoral” is NOT an answer. Yes men and women are compatible for procreation but what is so wrong about two women or two men? Just because they can’t have biological kids doesn’t make it wrong. We should all be past the stone-age when sex was for reproducing and doing it out of wedlock was a sin. It’s ridiculous in my opinion. (I believe sex is something more than just physical gratification or reproduction. There are reasons why it is called “making love”. And there shouldn’t really be many restrictions on when to do it except for age limitations as young people aren’t anywhere near mature enough for the consequences, complications or to understand their emotions etc.)
What is truly wrong with gay relationships other than your fear of something you don’t understand?



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<3

posted July 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm


Has anyone ever listened to Lights?
Her songs are secular
She grew up in a missionary family
And she doesn’t have questionable lyrics…but she is still successful



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Joanne Brokaw

posted July 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm


Sorry, I’ve never heard of her!
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Gr0undZer0

posted July 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm


I apologize if I offend or upset anyone by being blunt and stating that many of these posts very much prove that most people lack any true ability to think logically or have any reasoning ability. I’m going to choose “KATYPERRYFAN” as an example of the foolish things people write/say and the great lack of intelligence behind the words.
First off, let us be clear about one thing. Christianity is not as subjective as many believe. Christianity is a religion based on the New (overriding the old) and Old testaments of the Bible. I do not consider myself a Christian exactly, I do not believe nor disbelieve it’s teachings. I am however familiar with it’s teachings. They are quite clear and not as debatable as many believe.
KATYPERRYFAN! Your rants are so very hypocritical. You state that katy perrys’ life is no ones business, yet you obviously feel that these peoples opinions are “Your business” and that the life of Katy Perry is, as well, very much your business. I suppose you are somehow special, and have rights to voice your opinions about others and they do not?? And as far as people not having “a right” to hope or have positive wishes for others….why do we not have the right? I suspect you cannot answer that question, that you just thought it sounded good. And if you were familiar with Christianity, it would be very factually obvious to you that she very much so has strayed from the teachings of the Bible…I speak of her music…she promotes ideas and ideologies that very very much are in opposition of the beliefs of Christianity. And right is right, regardless of whom it’s applying to. Also, being religious or not, has very much so influenced peoples lives…quite dramatically in some instances…in regards to destruction and happiness. Religion is an inherent trait built into the psyche of mankind. To deny it is to deny science. OK! That’s in response to your first paragraph.
You state that you don’t want to seem as if you are pushing your beliefs onto others, yet it is exactly what you are attempting to do, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. If her parents support her “Sins”…they are not being true Christians…that is a fact. The bible very clearly states what is morally right and wrong, and states that to be Christian is in direct conflict of supporting that which is sinful or morally wrong. There is a difference between loving your family and supporting them, and supporting their actions and ideas. Homosexual acts are clearly stated as being wrong and sinful in the bible…not the temptation, but the acts….it’s not debatable. And also, the whole idea of religion is to dictate how we live our lives and treat others…if not, then it wouldn’t be a religion. I mean, really…did you give any thought to the words that you wrote and ideas that you expressed. Again, I’m not a Christian, i’m just laying down the facts for you. “foundations and morals” are the way we live our lives…WOW!!! I’m amazed my the lack of intelligence you’ve shown in your post. To judge is not to Hate…as you stated. Back to this homosexuality thing….I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, it’s a difficult debate…however, according to the Christian religion…it is very much wrong to engage in homosexual acts. You could also say that adultery is OK, right? As long as you’re mate doesn’t know, then no one is hurt, right? AND THIS IS IMPORTANT, according to Christianity, GOD DOES LOVE ALL, BUT HE DOES NOT HAVE TO LOVE ALL OF OUR ACTIONS. HE DOES NOT CONDEMN ANYONE FOR THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, HE CONDEMNS THOSE WHO ACT OUT ON THOSE TEMPTATIONS, JUST AS HE DOES NOT CONDEMN SOMEONE WHO HAS A MURDEROUS THOUGHT, HE CONDEMNS THOSE WHO MURDER!!!! TEMPTATION AND DESIRE IS NOT THE SAME AS ACTING ON THOSE TEMPTATIONS AND DESIRES!!!!!! That should cover your whole genetic bull as well, because mankind genetically desires to kill, cheat, lie and steal….it doesn’t mean that we have to act on those desires!!!! Please try to use you’re brain for something other than making your mouth run or fingers type. Just because one has genetic desire to kill, lie and steal (SCIENCE FACT) doesn’t mean that we all run around doing those things. “Gender, race and impairment all relate to what a person is, whereas homosexuality relates to what a person does.”
“We all have a perfectly good brain”…it’s not true, you’ve proven it with your post.
In closing, I am not a homophobe, nor do I believe it is wrong to be or act as a homosexual. But the Christian religion does. And although they were words transcribed by men, they were very intelligent and wise men. Their teachings should not be taken lightly, whether you believe in their god or not.
Here’s some “Science” for you. It is a fact that homosexuals live shorter lives (8-21 years shorter) and are more prone to disease and the spreading of disease. Is there anything “wrong” with that? You tell me. And perhaps, acceptance and display of homosexuality has serious psychological an sociological affects on peoples and society, It doesn’t seem obvious, but it is a possibility… something to think on. Sex in any form, hetro or homo, causes complications in human psyche and interaction…it isn’t something that should be thought of as innocent, pure, or just a good time. It has serious psychological and sociological affects. And should be practiced in a responsible manner. It greatly influences our lives and our happiness.
A FEW MORE FACTS: (decide for yourself if they are relevant, perhaps it’s societies nonacceptance of homosexuality that influences some of these statistics.)
-as a whole homosexual couples have higher rates of promiscuity than heterosexual couples.
-studies report that homosexual couples have significantly higher incidences of violent behavior. recent study by the Canadian government regarding homosexual couples states that “violence was twice as common among homosexual couples compared with heterosexual couples”
-the American College of Pediatricians states the following: “Homosexual partnerships are significantly more prone to dissolution than heterosexual marriages with the average homosexual relationship lasting only two to three years
-”If homosexuality were significantly influenced by genes, it would appear in every culture, but in twenty-nine of seventy-nine cultures surveyed by Ford and Beach in 1952, homosexuality was rare or absent.”
-A new study by a group of University of Chicago researchers reveals a high level of promiscuity and unhealthy behavior among that city’s homosexual male population. According to the researchers, 42.9 percent of homosexual men in Chicago’s Shoreland area have had more than 60 sexual partners, while an additional 18.4 percent have had between 31 and 60 partners…As a result, 55.1 percent of homosexual males in Shoreland — known as Chicago’s “gay center” — have at least one sexually transmitted disease, researchers said.
-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated the following regarding syphilis in the United States: “While surveillance data are not available by risk behavior, a separate CDC analysis suggests that approximately 64 percent of all adult P&S syphilis cases in 2004 were among men who have sex with men, up from an estimated 5 percent in 1999….
-In 2006, The Medical Journal of Australia stated the following: “High rates of intestinal parasitism are found in MSM [men who have sex with men] throughout the world.
-Lymphogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted disease that mainly infects the lymphatics.[18] According to the recent medical literature, there have been recent outbreaks of lymphogranuloma venereum in Europe and North America and the outbreaks have been limited to the homosexual community.
-In 2007 the Los Angeles Times reported the frequency of methamphetamine use is twenty times greater among homosexuals than in the general population
-The recent medical literature states the homosexual men and lesbians in the United States have significantly higher rates of cigarette smoking than heterosexuals
-In research with 942 nonclinical adult participants, gay men and lesbian women reported a significantly higher rate of childhood molestation than did heterosexual men and women. Forty-six percent of the homosexual men in contrast to 7% of the heterosexual men reported homosexual molestation. Twenty-two percent of lesbian women in contrast to 1% of heterosexual women reported homosexual molestation. This research is apparently the first survey that has reported substantial homosexual molestation of girls.[2]
Question your beliefs with logic and reason, all of your beliefs…and perhaps, just perhaps you will gain a little wisdom.
-Gr0undZer0



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Richard

posted August 17, 2010 at 1:26 am


This girl is an embarrassment to Christianity and decency. Her music and lifestyle is nothing more than seduction. You can best believe you won’t find my daughter being influenced by a certified whore (Is that description too strong? How else can you describe someone who acts like she does for payment) like Katy Perry.
How is it that you can even guess as to whether a song by a woman singing about kissing a girl promotes homosexuality? There’s no question that’s part of her mission as part of the quest by the entertainment industry to destroy America by cutting away at our core values. My advice to for Christians to stop justifying and excusing someone like this and cut her loose to the other side.



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Lori

posted August 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm


I think Katy Perry has a nice voice. I wish she was using it for the Lord instead of this world. Sometimes when people grow up in such a strict home they go astray when they get the first chance. I believe this is what has happened to her. She is experiencing all the fame and and fortune this world has to offer. But mark my word one day gloom will come and I believe she will return to her faith faster than she left. To put it simply only JESUS can satisfy your soul!



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AmbassadorofChrist

posted August 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm


I’d like to start this comment by stating that I am in fact a Christian if the name hasn’t given it away.
I would like to start off by saying that i do not think it is fair to label Katy Perry as a “whore” or any other slang used to say she has problems with sexual immorality. We are not the judges of each other and we do not label people. That is “un-christian” like to judge others. I am not supporting her music or the fact the song expresses homosexual acts. The fact of the matter is Katy Perry realizes that in America, Sex sells. Her songs, I believe, are merely selling sex. I do not support these acts, but it is not my place to place judgement on others actions. That is between her and God.
Another thing is nobody can tell her “how good of a christian” she is. No one can see her heart but God. So do not think you are above her because you are “holier” then her. Jesus sat with the murderers, the prostitues, and the theifs when he was on earth. What you should take from that is the way Christ won people over was with love. He told people what the Scriptures say what to do and what not to do. He did not call people “whores” nor did He look down on them but showed them love.
Jesus expressed the unrighteousness of the higher “religious leaders” of the day because they thought there were simply better than everyone else.
if you were a true Christian you would try to win people over to Christ with Love and not judgemental words, because that is not your place. I do not support homosexual acts but i am not homophopic, and by that I mean I will not shun nor judge them but love them as Christ loves us. I will pray for them. I will pray that Christ opens their eyes to the path they need to be on, and NOT tell them myself what path they need to be on because again that is not my place.
If you feel someone around you is a sinner or a “bad person” then open your eyes. WE ALL FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD. We are no better then the other sinners in the world, because in reality we are all sinners. NO SIN IS WORSE THEN THE OTHER BECAUSE IN GODS EYES, SIN IS SIN.
If you truely say you are a Christian then prove it by showing love to everyone around you instead of telling them how they should live.
One other thing I’d like to express is that i do not see “Christianity” as a religion. I see it as a relationship, a relationship with me and my Savior.
I do not support Katy Perry in her music, but that doesn’t mean I won’t express Christ’s love to her. “Christian” means “little Christ” so thats exactly who I thrive to be. I will never be exactly like Christ because I will mess up in this world more times then I do good. But Christ looks at our hearts and only through Him can we be saved.



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lynn

posted August 25, 2010 at 1:04 am


Katy Perry’s music and lifestyle does not represent anything about Christ or Christianity. Is the writer of this article supposed to be a Christian? Trying to make Katy Perry appear as any other Christian young person on a journey to find out who they are and what they believe is ludicrous. Christians are people who have a strong desire to follow and please Jesus Christ. Christians are people who have been “crucified with Christ”. The Bible says it is no longer I that lives but Christ lives in me. Is how kp living actually Christ living in her, I don’t think so. Christians are not living for themselves. It is really a mockery to the sacrifice that Christ made for us, to even pretend that she is living a Christian life. And for the ones who say “don’t judge”, read your Bible. The Bible talks plenty about judging the “fruit” of someone’s life. The Bible also says if you love the world the love of the Father is not in you. She clearly is in love with herself and the world. Let’s not confuse young people who are authentically and honestly seeking to glorify Christ in their lives, with pretending that katy perry’s behavior is that of a normal Christian young person. Just read the lyrics to the songs on her latest album. Nothing Christian about them.



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Lynn

posted August 25, 2010 at 2:13 am


Smh. In a interview on camera Katy Perry admitts she sold her soul to the Devil (look up on youtube). God i pray that doesnt ever happen to someone i know including me. Nothing is worth selling your soul for. I prefer eternal life in Heaven.



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giraffe23

posted August 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm


she wasnt serious about “selling her soul to the devil” anyone that doesn’t take everything so seriously would know that. She’s just trying to make a living and nobody should judge her. Just because she’s changed doesn’t make her a bad person. Only God knows whats in her heart and its not any of you guys’ place to judge her. Every sin is the same right? I’m sure everyone posting on here has lied several times within the past month. Well, that is considered the SAME as murder, adultery, and rape in God’s eyes. You all aren’t any better than Katy Perry. Just sayin’. let the girl sing what she wants to sing about and stop judging so harshly!



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Sam

posted August 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm


*Quote* Every sin is the same right? I’m sure everyone posting on here has lied several times within the past month. Well, that is considered the SAME as murder, adultery, and rape in God’s eyes. *Unquote*
Actually, Rahab lied to protect the people of God and was rewarded for her great faith (Heb 11). The Holy Spirit is not a strict by-the-letter law enabler. There are some sins that lead to spiritual death and others that don’t lead to death. Obviously, killing someone is worse than telling a lie, although we are all sinners, regardless.



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Jason

posted August 29, 2010 at 4:11 am


The Bible DOES make it clear that there is one faith; that faith, however, does NOT preclude romantic, physical love between members of the same sex. Check out this great little site which studies each of the biblical passages that some people use to condemn homosexuality: Genesis, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 1 Timothy, and Jude.
http://www.gaychurch.org/gay_and_christian_yes/calling_the_rainbow_nation_home/7_gac_the_clobber_passages.htm
There are links to each of the relevant passages at the bottom of the page. Dive deeper into God’s word and don’t be afraid to let go of some of your own prejudices, fears, and preconceived notions!



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Inthespotlight

posted September 1, 2010 at 1:13 am


I really appreciate the author of this article, it was frank, to the point, true and nonjudgmental. You don’t find that very often in Christianity. I appreciate the author giving us both sides of the story. Who is anybody to judge anyone’s own personal walk with God? It’s between them and God, so stop judging and get your own life straight. Perhaps then we won’t lose the generation that is watching us.



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Saved ByGrace

posted September 1, 2010 at 11:44 am


Jason, that is some of the poorest exegesis of those verses I have ever viewed.
Everyone does sin, but to say we don’t keep each other accountable and misquote the “judge not” passages is not wise. I thank God every time someone has had the guts to call out my sin, so i can truly repent.
The Church is fragmented and knows no community and is afraid to “speak the truth in love” to one another. Honest confrontation of a brother or sister in rebellion to God is not judging it is love.
Those who have not surrendered to Christ is another story. They are just acting the way that all lost people act. You pray , pursue, and love them, but there is no need to point out specific sin to them until they come to the realization of the total depravity of mankind in general.



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Your Name Mark

posted September 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm


How can anyone call this girl a “Christian teen”? She clearly wants nothing to do with following the path of Christ! She says being celibate is a “joke” and clearly supports and promotes the homosexual lifestyle. These things are in direct opposition to the teachings of Christ regarding purity.
I can’t understand why this columnist insists on including Katy Perry in the category of “Christian Teen”, as if it’s better to include people who are famous even though they clearly have no intentions of living of life that exemplifies Christ. Not good. Those who dont stand for something will fall for anything.



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Jessica

posted September 15, 2010 at 8:34 am


Is Katy Perry a Christian? Meaning does she Follow Christ? Look at her *Fruit* Jesus said you will know them by their fruit.
Just because someone claims to be a Christian, Has a Jesus tattoo on their arm etc. does not mean they are a Christian.
Instead of Selling out to Jesus Christ, Katy Perry has sold out to the World. She is a lover of self and of money.
She’s no more “Christian” then Jessica Simpson ( Who also was a Preacher’s Kid).



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Kayla

posted September 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm


I really wish people would take the time to read through this entire debate, it makes for some good reading and made me think. Some people have very good points, others not so much. A few things I would like to say: I agree with the Christianity as a relationship more than a “religion”, which is what sets it apart and is why if Katy was truly a Christian, she would want to do what the Bible says is right, as it is God’s word. If you really love someone then you want to please them.
You can’t say that her parents were strict or pushed their beliefs on her, as I know a lot of parents who did not and their children strayed as well. I think it’s about balance, and it’s up to the child in the end. I also believe that Christian parents should make their children go to church, it’s part of being a Christian parent. And this is coming from a 17 year old.
Homosexuality, along with many other things, is considered a sin. I know a homosexual man who has recently become a Christian and he is feeling less for men now. Sin is genetic, but homosexuality itself is not and he knows that.
Last point I have for now is that the Bible says that we are to judge sin. Of course we love the people, and of course her parents love her. We cannot support the sin in her life though. If you have a problem with that, then read your Bible and research all the great points people have made for yourself. Anything that you are unsure about being sin, ask yourself what Jesus thinks of it. And look it up.
We may not know Katy personally, but we know some things for sure and what we do know is that she is not living a Godly life, so yes, we should definitely be praying for her, but loving her for who she is just as Jesus would, along with anybody else we know of, celebrity or not. In the end, celebrity status doesn’t matter to God. By the way, I think the article was great, not judgemental of her or biased and how a good article should be written.



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Rachel

posted September 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm


As a the daughter of a Praise & Worship Leader and the Granddaughter of a Pastor, I was raised in the church, I sung in the choir and I was taught the Bible. I was always taught about having a relationship with Christ, because that’s what it truely is, its not relegion. I’ve been exactly were Kate Perry is. When I moved out of my parents house I was grown and I did whatever I want to do cuz I could. I tried new things, hung around the wrong people. But I could never fully enjoy the lifestyle I was living, because I knew something was missing. And It was the strong relationship I had once had with Christ. And that eventually is what lead me back to Christ, because of that emptyness that i felt.
What I’m saying is the seed is already planted in Miss Katy Perry. She was raised to be a mighty woman of God and a mighty woman of God is what she will be. Yes she’s gone on her own path, but God still loves her. If God still loves her, then why can’t we as Christians still love her. I may not care for her music, but i do care for her. So instead of being over religious and judgmental, pray for Katy to comeback to Christ. Pray that to God that he would give her much mercy,grace and protection. If any thing she needs your prayers more than your judgement. Remember all have sin and came short of the glory of God.



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Josh Smith

posted September 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm


I’m gay and a Christian. I have no idea what or where these drones get their info about gay people and their lifestyle. My lifestyle is work, make dinner with my spouse, gym, sleep. Wow, what a lifestlye.
Katy Perry obviously has broadened her world and is wiser for it. Unlike most of these blindly following so called Christians.
Just because you can quote the bible and twist it to fit your prejudice doesn’t make you one of Christ’s favourite.



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Anady June

posted September 25, 2010 at 8:12 am


Dear Mr Josh Smith,
My beloved each comment to this article is referring back to our Father’s love for His children written in His word. I really appreciated the love coming from Kayla. If in your walk you are having trouble interpreting what He is saying, then refer to the Hebrew and Greek for referencing. He clearly states the obvious. If that burns your ears or rips your flesh to disturbance to where you are furious and don’t want to read because it doesn’t line up with the way you want to believe, then ask for His love to wash you clean so you can openly and willing accept His truths. If you don’t want to do that then do more research on all the different bible translation and how they are watered down to make it easier for people to hear and who are behind all of the translation. (in “behind”, I mean their background and why’s) God is soveriegn….He sets up and brings down, gives life and takes away. He says seek and Ye shall find, ask and Ye shall receive. Joshua, you have a strong name if you truly are seeking for the truth our Jehovah hears you and He will answer. If your unable to hear, be quite and sit still longer. He first sought you, now He’s waiting for you to seek Him. His yoke is light and His life is fulfilling.
Written with the utmost LOVE and TRUTH,
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Huggs

posted September 26, 2010 at 2:00 am


I find it so amazing that sexuality is such a divider among God’s children. To all of you who quote the Bible as calling homosexuality an “abomination”, I would question your own sinful nature. Do you wear cotton blend clothing? That is an “abomination.” Do you eat pork, encrustation? These are “abominations.” Have any of you ever taken the time to research the original languages that the Bible was written in? Do you not know that the translation we all depend upon was translated by a king who tortured Christians? Hello people! The word “homosexuality” is used to replace “male prostitution.” In one of the places it doesn’t translate into any word we can recognize. It was taken upon the translators to decide that the action being rebuked must be same gender sexual relations. PLEASE, the Bible says to judge the sin?? The Bible says that ONLY GOD will judge! Live the life you believe to be YOUR best life. Live your life being and doing what you believe God created you for; but DO NOT take away from anyone else’s humanity and Christianity because you decided to believe something simply because that’s what you’ve been told to believe, rather than doing the research and discovering how wrong the teachings about homosexuality are. The Bible is the true inspired Word of God, and here is the key part. The last part of the sentence I quote from just about every translations forward. . .”in it’s original tongue.”
Besides all of this, Jesus put an end to “the law” we are referring to anyway! We are commanded to simply do this: 1. Love God with our whole mind, body and soul. 2. Love each other as we love ourselves and 3. Preach the good news of God’s kingdom, baptizing (immersing) people in the name of YHWY, Yesha, and The Spirit! Blessings to all of you!



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Tess Mallory

posted September 28, 2010 at 8:11 pm


I was very surprised and pleased to see that your blog–a Christian blog–takes a very open and non-judgmental attitude in the interview with Katy Perry. It was very interesting and well-written and I admire her honesty. I’ll be back!



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Tess Mallory

posted September 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm


And say a prayer for her too! ;)



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Stephanie

posted October 17, 2010 at 1:24 am


Your doctrine is muddy at best. None is righteous enough for the kingdom of God- myself included– but to passively support Perry’s influence on our kids is outright crap.
This is a gossip column clothed in Christian clothing.



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raliwim

posted October 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm


y r u all watering down the gospel of jesus christ ?
I believe that Christianity is a school of Love carried out in apprenticeship to Christ being that ultimately, as a christian … we are to follow christ and not the ways of this world.
Where did the words ” a fallen christian ” come from ?? If he is in us then we are NEVER far from him, we can never fall from grace. But to indulge in the things of this world? WHY ? How can we walk on two paths ? There is no in-between.
For Katie Perry to claim that she is a follower of Christ and goes on to make a song about homosexuality, where in Leviticus, the bible says that man is for man and woman is for woman … how is she supporting the things of Christ ?
Perhaps she is being to heavily influenced by fame and the things of this world.
As christians, our fame , treasures and fortunes are in heaven … ones that are much more valuable that those of this world.
HE gives us everything we need and we can never fall from his hands ,, with all of this , why settle for anything else ?



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Craig

posted October 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm


I’m a Christian and I was raised by  non-fanatical Christians but attended for many years a private school made up of many fanatical Christian families. One of my best friends was raised by parents who saw my “secular” cassettes in her hands and destroyed them. She was sheltered even more than I was as I lived out in the country without much of a social life. 
In high school, although I saw the world in rose-colored Bible glasses, my friend was now seeing things through shattered glasses. It wasn’t enough anymore to have to listen to perfectly acceptable music at friend’s homes only, nor movies or whatever! My friend cherished Christ but didn’t know what was real or just twisted perceptions from her parents related to real life and the world as a whole. She rebelled out of confusion, anger, frustration, bitterness and spite. This led her to rebellion that eventually became something that was much more deliberate. Ultimately, she hit rock bottom and never came back up. 
I know many examples of strict, fanatical parents who caused their children to question what was real in their faith, and after having parents who either allowed them nothing but televangelists to watch, to hide their heads from Halloween because it was “Satan’s birthday”, to many other things, their faith was tested. Some times they lost it completely and some found their way. 
In all these cases, having condemnation sent their way would have been detrimental in their journey at this crucial time, and if Ms. Perry is on this journey herself, the many cries of judgement against her could easily send her running in the wrong direction. 
Whether well intended or not, to proclaim with certainty that she is not Christian or to say that she should be raped by the devil (as has been said on other “Christian” sites is despicable. When zeal blinds a person it is not faith but folly. 
I have also learnt (from being the “righteous Christian” like that myself in the past) that it is ridiculous anyway to say to someone “I’m praying for your soul” or “the Bible says”. If the person no longer believes, is unsure, or has never believed in the Christian Bible or God, it is insulting to them and makes you a joke. Why, after all, if they don’t believe would they listen and respect that. Especially when you have so-called Christians throughout history killing innocents in the name of God, either in body or spirit. There is so much hypocrisy among Christians that it is sadly true that we contribute the most to atheism. We preach peace and love all the while so many of us are ready to kill in one way or another if it isn’t what is in their understanding. 
In the late 1900′s, I was told that a man should not have earrings because “Jesus was pierced but he didn’t have earrings”!!!!! These kind of comments are pure joy to an athiest’s ears because how ignorant and foolish they are. The hatred and condemnation that is so easily spilled from “Christians’” mouths, and comments derived from ignorance and prejudice is anything but Christ-like. Jesus Himself challenged those who said they knew God’s way, and sadly if He was Human Manifest Today, He’d still have to do it. 
I do not like how Katy Perry sells her music through her body more than through her talent, and also seems to come off as one who puts the Women’s Rights Movement back years, but it is obvious that she is searching herself and we should support her not break her down. We can pray for her, even tell her that, but to say “I’m praying for your soul” as if she’s been lost completely is wrong and dangerous. We do NOT know her heart’s love for Christ. We can make judgement on her actions based on how we may think she should act but in no way can we set ourselves up as God and make judgement on her soul. 
We should make Perry proud of us for sticking by her and letting her know we love her as we are instructed to so that she can’t be ashamed to say “yes, I’m a Christian.”
Perry has been quoted that she is against blasphemy in music and has reprimanded her fiancé for blaspheming “against the Lord Jesus Christ”. If she had simply come to believe in God not Christ, she wouldn’t have felt the need to speak out. However, she said something to the effect that it is hard to let go of this as she was brought up that way, so it seems to suggest she is struggling to reconcile her beliefs as her own not just as her parents’ beliefs. Hearing that she is condemned and chided by Christians will not help her see the Light of Christ (which we are to shine forth).
Furthermore, I was raised by liberal parents but I was brought up to believe that being gay was a sin. Then time passed and I realized I was gay. I made no “lifestyle choice” any more than any straight person made his or hers. At first, I thought it was something like alcoholism, and something to be fought. Then after years of soul searching, prayers, and research into the Bible, I realized that everything I was brought up on was a lie. The Bible has been twisted and manipulated so many times, from inaccurate translations, political agendas, personal interpretations (not just about being gay but on so much more) that too often it isn’t the Word of God but the Word of Man, which is in itself a sin. 
I have found myself having to take a close look at many things I’ve believed from the Bible or about it, even in the past few weeks, and like any such challenge, I was at first shocked and not ready to let go of what I had felt was in my heart as true. In all these things, not once did I let go of my faith in Christ, and when I let go of the various falsehoods and accepted what then The Holy Spirit showed me as true, my faith was only enhanced. It is like looking at a rainbow and always believing it simply to be a miracle or promise of God’s and then learning how scientifically one is created. It may seem as if it challenges or goes against what you believed, and it may be scary, but then ultimately you look at rainbows with even more wonder and appreciation for this creation of Our Creator’s. 
Without going any further into this, and whether one wants to remain ignorant or not, I want to point out that many people who are gay did not like “I Kissed a Girl.”. It spoke not of love but of a game. The song suggests that the girl is either doing this because she wants her boyfriend to think it is hot, or simply experimenting behind her bf’s back. Some have suggested the character is asking herself if what she’s doing is wrong and is conflicted but to many it is just using something somewhat controversial to sell a song. Either way, the character doesn’t care about the girl’s name nor the girl’s feelings but solely her own. 
Furthermore, it perpetuates that two attractive females kissing is hot and is more readily acceptable than two males. 
In any case, same gender sex is not necessarily indicative of being gay, for if there is no love then it’s just sex. Drunk or by dare, if two people are having sex without love, same gendered or not, that is the sin. 
Her song “Ur so gay” is about bashing an ex-boyfriend because he was posing as some metro kind of guy, and she felt he should just admit to being gay.  Her song and video uses imagery perpetuating gay stereotypes and suggests men who are gay can’t be masculine or “male enough.” 
She stated later she didn’t mean to say all men who are gay are like that but in this day and age when hate is so acceptable, it doesn’t help. Teenagers are killing themselves because they are bullied because they are gay. and these lyrics do not help that situation … Even if they are two years old. 
Thus, reading this article, I was surprised she spoke up for equal rights  for all people whoever they fall in love with. 
Listening to her Christian music and seeing images of this young girl on YouTube is very sad because one sees her rich talent and feel her love of Christ and then you realize that at some point her sheltered existence came to an end. There was disappointment in the failure of her Christian CD and something else, perhaps just living that challenged her existence as it was. Whether out of rebellion or soul searching she may not be presently demonstrating some behavior as godly or classy even but ultimately she hasn’t completely given up her faith. Having her brothers and sisters in Christ lash out at her or even suggest to her she’s not a Christian is not helpful but hurtful and UN-Christlike. Instead of telling her you’re “praying for her soul,” tell her, if you must, that though you may not agree with everything she does, ultimately you are proud of her success and that you are praying for her continued growth and accomplishments. Let her know that you are proud of her for not being ashamed of believing in and loving God, and even that you hope she’ll record more songs related to faith in the future. Let her know that the songs she sang long ago touch your heart and spirit. Tell her you hope to not just dance to some of her secular songs but also to ones for God as well. 
There are people out there who think less of her now that they know she sang Christian music. They deride her and chastise her for who she was. Let’s not give her cause to think these people are right. 
Thank you for this article. I had little respect for Perry before this but it has helped open my eyes to stop condemning her myself and to support her, and to thus hope and pray there never comes a day when she should declare herself faithless. She is still our sister-in-Christ and we need to hold on to her, not by putting her in a cage, and certainly not by causing her to want to be thrown to the wolves. 
By the way, is there anyway to purchase her Christian CD without paying hundreds of dollars to Amazon?
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Zami

posted October 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm


I think the world view of being a christian has changed so much over the years that a lot more is accepted, yes Katy is a public figure and yes her parents pastors there are two extreams, you have a famous person who has the world at her feet who is exploring this amazing life that maybe she has dreamed about… and then you have her parents who are trying to serve God… as a christian my self i think the decisions that you make will reflect what you will become. Katy has chosen to live a life of fame, which will open up alot of doors and a life that perhaps she never saw, going to church and so one. Is is a christian or not? lets focus more on ourselves in been a better person, less judgemental and praying for her, God is so great that he gave us our own mind and heart, and if he has ever entered you mind or heart then their will always be something calling you back even if you have walked away.



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Majorloonatic13

posted November 18, 2010 at 1:02 am


I listened to a lot of her songs last night and saw something deeper then a lot of people will ever understand.
First of all, her song peacock was awful and should have never been made. That goes to show how today’s society makes people do what they don’t want to. Forgive her for that because for the most part and I am meaning 90 to 95 percent of her music is actually
Christian pop rock. Yes she is Christian and will always be.
I just lost my respect for Kelly Clarkson. She sung the two songs Hook Up and Long Shot. To be honest those two songs have absoluetly nothing to do with her and they are stealing Katy’s christian side of life. Katy’s heart brought some powerful feelings out and that was not a fake.
She doesn’t want to give up her Christian side of life she’s only going the rout she is because it’s not the way people think it takes to be famous. They are wrong I believe that you can be a famous MTV Christian star and there is nothing to be ashamed of. I would even recommend she wear a cross necklace.
The I Kissed A Girl song is fine it is not directed at what everyone thinks and if you listen closely she is asking for god’s forgivness by saying this is never the way I planned and I lost my discreation. That record label put her through hell and I honestly think that God intended this to happen to show that she is an inspiration that will never come around again. Poor girl she was ready to give up on life.
Those of you that know the 1st Version of the Thinking of You video think that she stabbed the one guy in the back so that she could be with the other man. You are totally wrong this is what it is actually showing; the man with the blood is that record label that quit on her. She was Christian all along and unfortunately Katy just like me can be really hard on themself. She got where she did because she was Christian. This christian side of her was not just a way to get fame it was the true her and she needs to be that person that creates a style that will never happen again. The first and last ever MTV Christian pop rock sensation that makes you cry and just want you to here more and more.
She said that her favourite song on Teenage Dream was Firework. You know why that is because she is Christian and she is afraid to admit it. She wants to be famous but she wants it to be in a way that has never ever been done before. She is Christian pop rock.
The majority of one of the boys album is to get back at that record label that quit on her. The reason she changed is because the reocrd label did not know how to promote her Christian music to today’s messed up society. She is not fake and has heart. God knows that she is having religious trouble, but her heart is christian and it’s admitting to it and she doesn’t even know it.
Please feel free to reply to my comment here. I am mostly a country music fan and I know when I see good music. If this was fake I wouldn’t even be listening to it. Katy I wish you would here this comment because you were always something that only I see. Others hopefully will become a lot more inspired by you after they read this comment.
Trust me I know and hopefully somebody that knows her personally can pass this on to her and change her to become something eben more inspiring.
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StephanieA

posted November 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm


Craig, I really appreciated your post. You seem to have had really spent time with the HS listening and that is *so* rare! If you’re on FB, please look me up. I’m Stephanie Auguste with the pic of a warfare-angel kneeling. :) Be blessed!



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Alianna Peters

posted November 26, 2010 at 11:27 am


It’s amazing how much her religious views changed. By the way she discribes how she was brought up I’m sure if Katy still practiced the way she did when she was younger she would be a celebite and still a vergin. And I’m happy she still believes in the power of prayer. Because if her parents say they’re praying for her and she says she appriciates it it must mean something to her. Like her parents I will continue to support her and pray for her and I hope she comes back to evangical Christian.



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Casee Perry

posted November 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm


We shouldn’t want her to be anything. She should be what she wants to be and what she feels is right. You can be famous, pose nude and still be a good hearted person. God wants her to be happy not please her parents or anybody else for that matter.



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SM

posted November 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm


Little girls watch this woman dance around in wet tshirts and short skimpy shirts singing lyrics that really ARE NOT Christian, no matter what anyone says. But it’s true- we have all fallen short under the glory of God. I’m not going to judge her, I’m going to pray for her.



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bryson isom

posted December 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm


Romans 1:18-25
The methodology of Godly treason!
1.trading truth for the lie of the world
2.intentionally worshiping everything but God
3.blantant disobedience
4. Misguided and misplaced glory- exchanging glory for temporal creations rather than the eternal creator
18 For the wrath of God lis revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be mknown about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, nhave been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they obecame futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to tthe dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a (the) lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, vwho is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another,men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
God’s Righteous Judgment
2 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3 Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you presume on hthe riches of his kindness and iforbearance and patience, knot knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are lstoring up mwrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
6 He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking1 and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9 There will be tribulation and distress qfor every human being who does evil, the Jew rfirst and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and speace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For God shows no partiality.
The evidence of depravity
Rom. 3:10
Eph 2:1-4
The answer (Jesus)to this problem( trading truth for the lie) Repent and Return
Ultimately we have worshiped our way into separation from God (idolatry) Now we mus repent and worship our way back out. behavior modification isnt repenting seeing your sin and owning it and confession to turn is repentance acknowledging you are hopeless and unsatisfied by the lie and need truth of God’s grace and mercy and the cross of Jesus Christ
Isa. 30:15
Lk 5:32
Acts 2
Acts 26:18-20
Rom. 5:8
Rom. 10:9-10
Rev. 3:20
Eph. 2:5-10
1 peter 3:18
titus 3:5
The benefits of the savior
You get Jesus and free from the wrath of a Holy God
Eternal life with Him
Joy real joy not manufactured or fabricated joy
His righteousness
Liberation and freedom
Adopted
a wall lean on that wont fold
a rock to build on that will withstand the storms of life
1 jn 5:11-12
Jn 8:31-32
gal. 4
Isa. 61:1-3
The first steps of a turn around is to pray open eyes to see that jesus is pursuing you
katy perry God has a call on your life your running like Jonah and your attitude is that of the reach young ruler in Luke 18. May God Captivate your heart and bring home the Prodigal Daughter the beauty of this story is that He is waiting with arms wide open for you and all those he has predestined to be adopted. amidst your (our) rebellion and sins Jesus Died for us. May God bring us all to repentance



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niles lloyd

posted December 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm


here is a young lady who has sold her soul to the Devil. She even admits it. Her lyrics & videos are as close to pornographic as you can get. Her music glorifies the world, flesh and the Devil.
It amazes me as to how professing Christians can even think that this young lady is a Christian when everything about her life points to the fact that she is serving the Devil.
My heart goes out to this young lady as well as the Brittney Spears, Beyonce’s, Gaga’s of this world… how unfortunate, but Satan has them blinded and is using them like a pawn to draw men into perdition and destruction. Let’s pray for this young ladies salvation.
2Pe 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Remember what the Scripture says in 1Co 6:9 ¶ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Katy… turn to the Lord Jesus Christ in Repentance and ask for his forgiveness. Sing for Jesus Christ… after all, He’s the one who loved you enough to die on the Cross in your place.
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Miranda

posted December 13, 2010 at 1:18 am


It’s unfortunate that people believe that God
Would accept her sinful life….
Yes although we have all fallen short God says to repent!!!!
Repent means to turn back from sin
You cannot serve 2 Gods the bible clearly states that
God loves her and wishes all of us were saved from
Eternal damnation……
But untill she goes back to her first Love she will be lost
Poor Katy let us pray for her and for our selves so we wont fall
In Satans deception.
You choose Heaven or Hell
What’s it gonna be?



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Samuel

posted December 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm


Look I get it , Katy has not been the most sinless child of God that made it to Celebrity status and her choice in a spouse alone gave me reason not to think her relationship with God was in check
BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Then again it’s HER relationship with God , in other words all the “Christians” who are throwing scriptures around need to realize it’s not their place to cast any judgement on her at all . while i am on the subject i will just point out that any one of us who have sinned once this week by telling a little white lie or even a big whopper are just as “lost” as she . every sin is = anyway you cut it … now where some of you do have a foot to stand on is she is obviously an anointed performer who is held to a higher standard because she is called to a higher purpose and she could /does influence a lot of people ,but that blood is on her hands and i am sure since she herself has stated that her family is very into the pentecostal movement that the holy ghost himself or through someone else will set her straight.
I personally will be praying that her eyes be opened to the true calling that is on her life , and also that if she has truly turned her back on the gift of Salvation that something will happen so that she will come back to the Shepherd.
Matthew 7 (1-5)
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Ivanho

posted December 29, 2010 at 11:07 pm


Hey Bryson, read your own words again -
2 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
Guess what? God hates your judging as much as he hates Katy Perry if you believe that verse. You might want to rethink that arrogant pontificating.



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Ivanho

posted December 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm


Hey Bryson, read your own words again -
2 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
Guess what? God hates your judging as much as he hates Katy Perry if you believe that verse. You might want to rethink that arrogant pontificating.



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Brian

posted January 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm


What is most sad to me is that she is now talking from the point of view that far too many people do. God, and more to the point Jesus are just a belief system. She now sees the “real world.” That is Satan’s biggest tool. I’ve been there. The truth she, and most of the world needs to realize, is that Jesus lives. Plain and simple. Most people view that as very “crazy.” That’s the faith, in a nutshell. The Word of God isn’t a book, it’s a person. And the manifestation in our world is the Holy Spirit. And all of this is going to be the Lord of Lord’s, not anyone elses. As offensive as it is for most people,we exist simple for God’s pleasure, He doesn’t exist for ours. Her opinion isn’t really important. Good stewardship of the “talents” God has placed in her is important. My pray is that the scriptures she learned as a youth return to her mind. Here’s one: What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? I’ll pray for her….. God Bless



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Gaby

posted January 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm


When K.P. sings a song about “kissing a girl and liking it” she is most definitely promoting the idea that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle. We as christians should not judge her in the sense of saying she is a sinner because only God knows what is in her heart. What we can clearly discern is that her behavior and the songs she chooses to express her art with are most clearly not consistent with what the Bible teaches. If we truly believe that it is the word of God then we can clearly come to the conclusion that He condemns homosexuality. God created men and women and gave them the gift of sexuality to propagate the human race and not only for sensual pleasure. God continues to love the sinner but they cannot have a relationship with Him until they turn away from their sin ask for forgiveness.



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Sarah

posted February 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm


OH, KATY KATY KATY! i am soooOOOooooo sorry for what happen to you! just look you left god! but i hope you remember, he is and always looking down with LOVE! no matter how hard you fell he stills love you just as much as he did before this all happened!
Do you really want a life of money and fame? or do you want a life with god in it. he can make you feel as specel as you do now and more!!! look back at you mom and dad! no matter how ashamed they are i bet they still love you! thats what god is like!:) he loves you no matter how you look at the world!
here this is what i would tell anyone whis like you,
have your fun up here, and have forever pain down there. the bible said it, you don’t fallow god he isn’t going to let you come to his home, our home in heven! but he will always want you to come home!
again katy have your fun up here, have forever pain down there!
Katy I’m just a 12 year old girl. if i see you can get back up again. and make another christan album, i promies, i would buy it, you’ll be my hero! if you could really laeve all that, and come to the arms of Christ again, i KNOW God would be soOOOooooOOOO proud of you, he gave you a gift, why don’t you ues it for him like he wants you to
P.S i have see some of your videos on youtube. i can SOOOOO tell what god gave you wasn’t something he would give to just anyone.
- love _________ I’m praying for you katy, and i hope you come home! well i REALLY HOPE to see you there katy



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Ben

posted February 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm


How can she live with her self



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Jared

posted February 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm


The whole idea of “not believing in god” is phrased wrongly. Like so many millions of people in the world, Katy has simply come to realize that the whole christian religion is a made up system that isn’t even remotely similar to the christianity of a 500 years ago (you know that one where they burned each other and the stake because their beliefs were just a little bit off?) or even the one of 50 years ago (you know, the one where black people weren’t considered to be included in the mainstream church?). This isn’t a situation where she stopped believing in something that is obviously true. That’s the problem with christians today. They don’t even know their own belief system. Wake up folks! The book upon which you base your religion is not even the same book that was passed around 300 years ago… and every educated minister in the world knows that it’s been changed and edited over and over, to fit the culture, and that it could not be a reliable source of historic fact for any purpose. This is what every seminary teaches but preachers agree (silently) not to mention to their congregations. Christianity is a belief system, intended to control its followers. Plain and simple truth!



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Thomas Hubbard

posted March 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm


Christians shouldn’t castigate her, we should simply pray for her, and hope our children don’t turn out like her, it can happen to anyones kid, any Christians child. The world is like a candy store, that’s how fame, sin, money, all of it is, and she was inticed and conceeded to it, and many have, not just her, like the writer said, she’s just the media’s “flavor du jour” …
She will get old, her music is very bubble gum, her fame wont last beyond 10 years, and when her boyfriend leaves her, (he will, I assure you) her star wanes, and her money starts to run out, guess what, the Holy Spirit will speak and she will probably break like crystal before the Lord, and we will hear about it in the news… “Katy Perry returns to the faith of her youth”… sad thing is by then, people will say “Katy WHO”?



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Mickey

posted April 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm


Always an argument. I wish Christians would just state you agree Katy is not living a Christian life & explain it scripturally. It’s bad enough that secular pagans have to argue to substantiate their sins.
However, “AmbassadorofChrist”, is off base. We ARE to judge, but using scripture as the bases of the decisions. “Jason”, is way off base with his pro-gay statements. Also “April” from her comments above needs help understanding. People like her who fight to listen to, & hold onto their idols, are no better than than all the sinners in the world.
See:
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
So…
We fail our friends and family by not showing them the problems that arise out of worldly living. Don’t just take away your kids bad tapes or Cd’s, show them why they are wrong. Don’t leave your friends house with out explaining why his drinking is bothering you.
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CarrissaRealChristian

posted April 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm


See that is what’s wrong with the world today!…It’s so many people proclaiming to be Christian yet they dont live by example. Being a Christian is more then just going to church on Sundays, being a Christian is a lifestyle…if you are a real christian you will know who Jesus really is and have a real relationship with him…you will understand that being a Christian is alot of hard work and you cannot do any and everything and be ok with it….we all sin but we are not all sinners…meaning that some sin without any care and others sin and are sorry for it and try thier best to not do it again(REPENT)…THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH AND IT STANDS ALONE!!….Yet the problems is that peolple don’t want to take TRUTH for what it is…KATTY HUDSON IS A BACKSLIDER as I once was…who was tempted by the devil and fell into temptation and now she must be renewed…YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THIER WORKS!!..CHRISTIANS ARE CHRISTIANS not a little bit..Matthew 7:16-20



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Jennifer

posted April 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm


WOW! One thing for sure, the ones who are really saved and living that way are getting tons of flack from the ones who say they are Chrisitans, but apparently aren’t living it themselves. I’m not trying to be judgemental, but the bible does say that Christians are to be ‘fruit inspectors’. And to all of you Christians, the ones living like it, I applaud you for your words of Godly wisdom. The world is gonna hate us, that too, is in the bible. Now, as far as Katy Perry goes, the fact is that if she has ever asked Jesus to come into her heart, she is NOT living like it at all. I don’t know if she has ever done this or not. I just know that she doesn’t live like a Christian in any way, shape, or form. And yes, she needs to be prayed for, we all do, Christians included! We all need Jesus, some people see that more clearly than others or get it sooner than others, while some may never see it or have a true relationship with Christ. But mark my words, Jesus is coming back very soon to get His bride. Are you in that number? Will you be called away or left behind?



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le epic

posted April 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm


your summation really sucks, I don’t normally comment on such articles, but if your page really considers itself of faith, it should retire, especially if it be a sincere approach,for Nothing of Wisdom, of spiritual substance was said as to the reply of the Interviewed!!!!



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Jean

posted April 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm


ok….does it really matter? this whole thing is between katy and God. i usually dont comment on things like this but i feel like you people need to know. katy is katy and will be katy for as long as katy wants. so lets let God take care of her. if she is a Christian then fantastic if not, then she will suffer. plain and simple. all we can do is pray for her. she seems like a nice person though dont get me wrong…i think she is just…showing her beliefs in a different way. which is up to her. like i said its between her and God.



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Saturday Stevens

posted May 7, 2011 at 9:26 am


The song didn’t advocate homosexuality, it was simply a cry for attention. She just jumped on a bandwagon pf greed to cast any beliefs and honesty aside to make money. I strongly doubt that she ever actually kissed a girl. She just wants people to think she did so that they’ll look at her.



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Denise

posted May 16, 2011 at 10:52 am


I am simply amazed that as a Christian website you justify her actions.Now I can’t judge her relationship with God, but I can put her actions against the truth of the Bible and honestly say that she is not living like someone who has been born again. She has left the God who granted her salvation for all these other beliefs. That is not ok when she is looking for all these beliefs outside from the Bible. There is no truth apart from the Bible. If Katy Perry represents what modern day Christianity is and its the same Christianity that your website testifies to then you ought to examine yourselves and the Bible, because thats not the Christianity of the Bible but the worlds poor excuse.



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Trav

posted May 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm


Okay my preacher has tattoo’s my preach did the opposite of this. He was in gangs did the bad life and found Jesus. His life is a success story to be shared with the world. He has done to much and he as definitely changed the world. I understand people see us Christians as these people that have boring lives, that don’t do nothing and follow this list of rules but no Christianity is not a list of rules, not a religion but a relationship with our creator. I think this life can be hard but God will bring us through it because he brought us to it. I don’t agree with Katy “Perry’s” ways but something that will take God to work through and change I hope and hope that she will come back to Jesus and love and be more like Jesus. Jesus said you who are weak come to me and find rest and I hope that is what happens, and she will find Jesus. Thank you and I love you.



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Cathy

posted June 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm


I don’t think this article is aimed to condone sinful behavior, but some of you that have responded need to actually see reality and stop pretending it’s not there. From some of your attitudes, I’m surprised more people you’ve talked to haven’t run the other way as well. What happened to loving Christians that saw each individual from where they were at, like Jesus did for all of us. Just because you think your sins are less sinful than Katy’s maybe, doesn’t mean you’re right. We all sin and it’s all the same. Have we forgotten that? We all have experimented with some sort of sin growing up. Sometimes I think the biggest sin that we all commit as Christians is not being accepting of others. We’re comfortable where we’re at in our Christian circle. Why do you think we have such a bad name? If you’re saying this type of article shouldn’t be on a Christian site, you’re just being ignorant. And I’m pretty sure the only “poster child” for Christianity is Christ.



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dwight hasbrouck

posted June 14, 2011 at 5:16 am


Wow! Christian author and minister,Steve Gallagher is so RIGHT on in his two best books! Intoxicated with Babylon and Standing firm through the great apostasy. We truly are right on track in these last days.
Let’s get out of Gods way and honestly discover what He says in His word about a person,such as Katy Perry! If Katy really had a true and personal relationship with Jesus,she would be madly in love with Him and going full steam in using her God given talents for His purpose and glory. Katy serves the prince of the air and the king of dung{Satan}.
Katy has no clue of her bondage to self,lust,perversion,immorality,and absolute friendship with the sad and very lost world! I hope and will pray that God sends the Holy Spirit out on a rescue mission of Katy and all her fans!!!!!!!!! Eternity will take place for all of us and it is a choice!
Watch 23 minutes in hell,on you tube and allow Bill Wiese to educate you about hell. He will also offer you Jesus,the ONLY One who can cancel our eternal burn notice! Look up 2live and live ready!
WAKE UP KATY AND FANS! AIN’T NO PARTY GOIN ON IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!



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reevaluate

posted June 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm


the more attached one gets to the world, the less attached that person gets to GOD. its that simple



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Heather

posted July 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm


I don’t think this article has the right view. Two judgements were made, not to judge what will become of the singer, and that her situation is similar to other teens who are raised in a strict environment. Both statements make light of the situation. I think there is more to be said. A judgement does need to be made, that her actions show she is not living for God, and she does not understand the truth of God as revealed in the Bible. Maybe she never did, but one way or another, she is in rebellion. And unfortunatly, her actions are leading others, including young men and woman, astray. She is marketed to pre-teens to adults, and if they follow her example, they will not have a good outcome. We are all sinners, in need of God’s grace and transforming power in our lives, through Jesus Christ. And as Christians, we are to be in this world, not of this world, and that means that our standards our God’s standards, not the world’s standards. The way we live impacts others, and we will be held accountable for how we responded to the gospel. Are we living to please ourselves, or God? Are we pointing other’s to God, or away from Him? There is an issue of modesty of the heart and body, for both men and woman, and it’s an issue that needs to be addressed in our evangelical churches, and it’s an issue that’s important because of the gospel. And there is an issue of what we believe about the Bible. Is the whole Bible the Word of God? If it is, we do need to hold higher standards for ourselves as Christians, and ask God to search our hearts, and set-us apart for Him. We may not get a second chance to live for Him later in our lives.



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proud pentecostal

posted July 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm


rebuke the devil in JESUS name. Lord please come soon we all need you. the bible is not a salad bar, you cannot take what you want and leave the rest, you either believe all of it or NONE



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Rachel

posted July 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm


Here’s my opinion on this. I believe God has his timing on Katy’s situation. It’s not our job to judge her for the fact that she’s not making christian music, but adult pop music now. Only God knows her heart. The fact that she made two racy music videos for her singles California Gurlz and E.T has nothing to do with whether or not she still kept her faith or not. That’s just what Hollywood is. Christian artists don’t get very high ratings or reviews due to the lacking of messages of drugs, sex, or gangs. God doesen’t care how anyone dresses or acts on the screen. It’s really a question of how that person will react away from the business stuff. I think firework is one of her strongest songs. It’s a little more of the adult version of Who Says by Disney Channel artist Selena Gomez. Selena looks up to Katy as a role model, and what would that mean? Selena will make a candy land poip music video one day? Or will she stick to her christian roots? And will Katy go back to God or not? We don’t know, and until we find the answers, we need to pray for Katy and not judge, as I mentioned before. Let’s just worry about our own christian walks. God is good, and his timing is just as good if we trust his plans.



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Marian

posted September 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm


Fair enough.



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James Myers

posted September 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm


As I flip through the Word I stumble upon Romans 1 and begin to read. I hear of this reprobate mind and how the Lord turns individuals whom choose not follow His will and His way over to the world. I then make my way to 2 Timothy 3, specifically verse 16, were it states that we should use the revelation of God to reprove individuals traveling down the wrong road. How do I discern the wrong road, I read the truth and pray to the King of Kings. This article, like so many others, misses the most important issue at hand here: Katy Perry is headed for disaster. Lets be clear, I am not stating she is unique and that others across the world aren’t in a similar boat, but when do we as Christians stand up and call things what they are? These aren’t our opinions, if we believe in the truth of God’s Word, they are His standards. She is indeed falling into the trap of the deceiver, and her parents are not doing their God appointed jobs to raise up their daughter in His way. I pray that the writer of this article throws off the tame and tolerant coat of the enemy of God and prays for zeal and strength to state with clarity, “If it is not of God, it is of the world. If it is of the world, it is of the devil.” If anyone would like to contact me on any of the things I have written my e-mail is pastor_james84@yahoo.com. I pray for Katy, the world, the reader of this post, and to God be all glory given.



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Anne

posted November 30, 2011 at 3:25 am


Last night, I knew that Katy Perry would be having concert in my country next year, so I included her concert in my prayer. But God answered my prayer in the way which is better. Now I knew that she’s against the Bible.



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josh fillip

posted December 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm


Katty is very sucessful!
But let me tell you something.. The only true success any one will have is there walk with God !
This life is nothing, a fleeting breath! Eternity and judgement is the only issue… And I certainly would not want be in some peoples shoes in that day ! And all the Johny Cochrans in the world wont be able to help come judgment day.. As black and white as it may be its true ! Katty needs to go back to her roots. And I dont care who likes it!



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Your Name

posted December 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm


Jesus said I am the the way, and the truth, and the life and no one comes unto the Father but thru me. I gave my life over to Jesus when I was 12 but went my own way for awhile when I was a teen. When you go your own way you do things that are selfish,mean and immoral. When u walk with God he helps u to change and forgives you when u fall.Jesus loves us all and forgives us and helps us to live a life pleasing to Him



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Abby G.

posted February 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm


homosexuality is PERFECTLY FINE! its not like they choose to be that way! love is love. and we shouldn’t criticize someone for what they are. please respond. i want to know what you think.



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Cheryl

posted April 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm


She is going down a dangerous road. It seems like she wants to be part of the world and the more a Christian focuses on the world the more open they become to wrong thinking and actions. This young lady needs lots of prayer.



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Anonymous

posted April 13, 2012 at 8:56 am


People, she says that she’s neutral. The Bible clearly states that you cannot be lukewarm. Jesus will spit you out if you are lukewarm. You cant serve two masters, either. You can only despise one and love the other. If you are “neutral”, then you’ve already chosen to go to hell forever. You have to know: Are you hot or cold? You CANNOT be lukewarm. Thank you, that is all I had to say.



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Maria

posted April 13, 2012 at 9:02 am


“Sarah” I agree with you! If she made a Christian album, I would buy it.



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Renee

posted May 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm


I am just tired of people making excuses for her because you like her music! It is obvious that she has no relationship with God or else she would live to please Him! And no singing about kissing a girl/guy in a lustful suggestive manner does not bring glory to God whatsoever!!! I am so tired of “fans” covering up for these lost souls! You are either for Jesus or your not. It is all or nothing. I canNOT wait until God raises up true examples so He can get the glory and honor out of it. And being a teenager is no excuse either. The Bible says train up a child in the way they should go and when they grow old they will not depart from it. I gave my life to Christ when I was 7 and of course life throws problems but I have not departed from the truth…and God forbid I ever do, I am now 27. It can be done we just need to hold people accountable and stop making excuses for them! It is a heart decision and having pastors for parents and going to church does not make anyone a Christian. God calls us to a personal relationship with Him. She read the Bible all she wants but without the Holy Spirit giving her meaning she is lost. She needs prayer regardless!! The same is true for all the other celebs claiming to be Christians. (Chris Brown, Rihanna, Beyonce…and the list goes on)



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al

posted May 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm


Hey Miki did God tell you that, or do you have some insider information, wait, Miki are you the Holy Spirit?



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Emily

posted June 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm


You know what, I don’t think we should judge Katy, because we DON’T know her heart. But the Bible does say that you can tell a tree by its fruit…Katy’s “fruit” says one thing while her lips speak a (sort of) different thing.

All I have to say is that Katy knows, in her heart, what she’s doing is wrong according to the Bible. She was raised immersed in Christianity, and she probably knows all the right answers to all the “typical Christian” questions. My upbringing, my personality, and the things I’ve struggled are startlingly similar to KP’s. My friends and my family have expressed concern over that little fact. ;)

Yet all I know is that Jesus Christ can reign in somebody like Katy who is enamored with fame, lights, sex, fans and fun. Her personality goes hard and gives everything to whatever she’s working on. That is a big plus to a Christian. Like I said, Katy knows what’s right and wrong, and she knows how to come back. She just has to open her heart to the only Fan that truly LOVES her…Christ.

Speaking from experience…

…GOD CAN WORK THROUGH OUR RUNNING. NOTHING IS TOO SEVERE FOR HIS BLOOD TO ERASE…even my Katy Perry lifestlye, He saved. So He can save Katy. He obviously put Katy in a Christian home for a reason…He has a plan for her.

All she has to do is say “yes”. :)



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TIM

posted July 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm


WOW!
Scripture tells us that in the end days that the Church will depart from the truth. And that they will not adhere to sound doctrine. I listen to so called Christians today that talk as if we should just except everything. Its just life we are all on our own spiritual path and learning about life. The its all good mentality. Satan has done a masterful job at confusing the Church and blurring the lines. Read your Bibles ask God to show you the truth. Seek Gods guidance the truth is there but you wont find it in the lies the world is telling. Wow the Church is in a sad state of affairs.



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GP

posted July 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm


I’m an agnostic and glad of it. This is Christianity? I can’t believe the ignorance and hatefulness of so many of these posts. The judgmentalism and arrogance. No wonder people are turning against religion. If there is a god, he/she clearly wouldn’t be too impressed with arrogant people like you.

You people think Katy Perry went from light to darkness. No, she clearly went from darkness to light. She left hate, arrogance and ignorance for openmindedness and acceptance of others.

Perry seems like a decent person to me. As long as she treats others with dignity and respect that’s what matters. I’m sure she’s a far better person than her arrogant critics. She needs to get rid of that guitar strap she has with a cross on it and leave Christianity behind. Why stick with a faith that is filled with hateful, ignorant, brainwashed people?



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Maame Araba

posted August 12, 2012 at 9:11 am


woooooooow. KatyPerryfan almost wrote a thesis there.I pray that you know the truth and the truth sets you free.

for all those wrangling about Katy Perry, the fact that you’re born into a christian home and given a christian upbringing does not automaticaly mean you’re going to heaven. Grace does not run in families. it is the gift of God.
The israelites were so proud of their heritage and their lineage,boasting that they were descended from Abraham but sad to say many of them rejected the promised Messiah and missed out on heaven.
Abraham was the father of Ishmael and yet Ishmael took a different part from his father.
Isaac was the father of Jacob and Esau and yet Esau was rejected.
David was the father of Absalom and we all know how absalom ended
In a nutshell, faith is an individual thing, that’s why we’re all going to be judged according to our own deeds and not that of our parents or children
Katy is her own person and making her own choices for which she’ll face their consequences. Am pretty sure her parent’s statement that they’re praying for her is really that they’re praying for her to come back to what they taught her as a child and not an endorsement of her chosen career path

Also, for those who are saying she failed as a christian artiste or rather didn’t make enough album sales and thus was led to secular music, what I have to say is this: Jesus Christ told his disciples that they world would hate them because they are his disciples and every Bible student can attest to the kind of persecution they faced and how they died as matyrs. Truth is that, because we are in this world, which currently is in the power of the devil, if you choose a path of true christianity, you’ll not likely be popular and famous. it’s rather more common that you’ll be sidelined cos the world hates Jesus. that is why christian artistes and musicians are not so well known and do not make so much album sales and money.
As a christian however, you have to know that the love of money is the root of all evil and godliness with contentment is great gain
.After all, what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world (high album sales, worldwide fame, wealth,privileges,hobnobbing with the rich and famous) and lose his own soul.
that’s what we should consider carefully. the devil will always try to make his gifts attractive and alluring but his ways always lead to death.

For those, who are always quoting, judge not and be not judged, you’re taking that admonishing out of context and using it to endorse passive reaction to wrong doing.The Bible says by their fruits you shall know them. if you don’t judge the fruits, how will you know
Katy Perry is certainly not a christian from her actions and her confessions, at least not now, she may have been in the past. But if anyone calls her christian, one who supports homosexuality and scoffs at abstinence, then what’s the difference between her and non-christians.
After all the Bible says we’re the salt and light of the world and warns us not to be conformed to the standards of this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
However, since she still lives, Katy can repent and confess her sins and turn to God and He will not turn away.
I pray she turns away from the world’s obviour but fleeting allure and embrace that which will make her eternally happy.
let’s remember that life on earth is at most only 100years and eternity is a gazillions upon gazillions of years.
which would you rather have: fame, fortune, money for a 100years or total peace, joy, happiness, no sorrow, no death, no crying, no pain, no poverty, no disease, no inustice for unthinkable, unimaginable, hard to fathom right now years



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Amy

posted September 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm


If I could know for-sure that Katy is saved…I think I would almost be as excited as her parents. For years I have prayed for her. Through Jesus I have had a VERY big burden for her. I saw an interview with her awhile back. “Katy, if you read this I am praying for you. I will pray until the day I hear you say that Jesus is my Lord and Savior, from your lips…You can always come “home”. Just don’t wait too long. We love you! You are an amazing young lady!!!!!”



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CavySong

posted September 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm


I am grateful that you took the time to listen to her. I am a christian parent with 6 children Katy’s age and younger. Like her folks, I kept certain things from my kids until they were cognitively developed enough to discern fantasy from reality, and wisdom from silliness. While I do not regret doing so, I wish I could have been more sympathetic about it.

The main thing we all need to carry with us is that Jesus, and real christianity, are not ever in danger from the truth about anything. Or the lies. I don’t think the truth needs my help or approval. Everyone has a right to be wrong before they really understand something. Katy is still growing. and I think she is beautiful. Her mistakes and faults, well Jesus died for them too. Just like he did for me.



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mystery

posted February 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm


Not sure if we should hold any persons life up to scrutiny because of what they believe or because they are famous.

Believers are suppose to set their eyes on following Jesus Christ.

I like Kate Perry but we cannot judge others or make them live any way but what they choose.



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Janna Watson

posted February 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm


Katy Perry and I have a lot in common. Both pentecostal pastor daughters. I’m GAY. I tried really hard not to be and all of you judgmental assholes should get a grip on reality. It takes a huge honest soul to stand up to what they believe in the face of fundamental bible thumpers.

peace out. i pray for your sorry asses



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Tony

posted November 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm


I knew nothing about this woman until Fox News put up a picture of her that makes men want to have sex with her. Don’t give me this stuff about not judging her, she claims to be in the Church. “Love not the world, nor the things of the world, if any man loves the world the love of the Father is not in him”. “He who does not pick up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” The American Church is getting pretty pitiful.



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