Pop singer Katy Perry knew she was among friends as she took yet another shot at Christianity in her remarks to the notoriously anti-Christian Human Rights Campaign at their annual gala dinner in Los Angeles.
In what came across as a bizarre attempt to prove her street cred with people who embrace same-sex behavior, Perry bragged that her hit single, “I Kissed a Girl” didn’t tell the full story. “Truth be told, I did more than that,” she crowed.
While that is most likely a fabrication intended to generate laughter and raucous applause from a crowd enamored with the obliteration of sexual taboos, it served as a perfect set-up for Katy to do what she had come to do: trash Christianity.
The singer claimed that she spent her adolescence trying to “pray the gay away in my Jesus camps,” since she couldn’t reconcile her sexual curiosity with being, “a gospel singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps.”
Oh for heaven’s sake. I suppose when speaking to a group that thrives on victimhood mentality, it is self-servingly beneficial to climb up on your own cross. But Katy’s flippant remarks are rudely dismissive to the large number of faithful Christians who battle same-sex attraction, but refuse to be defined by it. They didn’t choose their desires, but they do choose to surrender their urges to the will of Christ rather than their own gratification.
Katy may find that worthy of mockery, but I don’t. Sane people don’t. Loving people don’t. Tolerant people don’t. We find it courageous and inspiring.
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