Pop star, Katheryn Hudson, better known by her stage name, Katy Perry, recently mocked Christianity, the Bible, and her religious upbringing as she received an award from the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent homosexual advocacy organization.
Perry, whose father, Keith Hudson, is an evangelical preacher, referred to her 2008 hit song, “I Kissed a Girl,” and bragged, “I did more than that,” as the crowed roared with cheers and applause.
“When I was growing up, homosexuality was synonymous with the word abomination and Hell, a place of gnashing of teeth, continuing burning of skin, and probably Mike Pence’s ultimate guest list for a barbecue,” Hudson jeered. “No way. I wanted the pearly gates and the unlimited froyo toppings, so most of my unconscious adolescence, I prayed the gay away at my Jesus camps.”
As she explained her evolution from a “gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups” to her current secular beliefs she opined that she knew that “sexuality was not as black and white as this dress.”
Perry credited the music industry and the people she met along the way for getting her “outside my bubble.” “They stimulated my mind,” she said, “and they filled my heart with joy, and they [expletive] danced with joy while doing it.”
“What a revelation—and not the last chapter of the Bible,” Perry declared, generating laughter. “I hope I stand here as evidence for all that no matter where you came from, it’s about where you are going.” Further the pop singer counseled those gathered that the “little voice inside of you pushing you to discover who you are is a trusted friend.”
Like so many on the far left, Katy Perry, mocks Christianity and the Biblical teaching on morality and sexual purity. She attempts to portray Christians as bigoted, narrow-minded, and “anti-gay” to a segment of the population that struggles with their sexuality.
Actually, the opposite is true. God’s Word offers help and hope to those fighting temptation and wrestling with carnal desires. There is power in the gospel to change lives. And to deliver one from the servitude of sin (Rom 6:1-17). Christians in Corinth were a testimony to this fact. Note where these people were in their lives and the change wrought by the Gospel.
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor 6:9-11).
Fornicators, adulterers and homosexuals left their sexually immoral lifestyle for a relationship with the Lord. They were cleansed from their sin. Spiritually sanctified. And found forgiveness as they were justified by faith.
Not all people living immoral lives want to remain in bondage to their lusts. Isn’t it an insult to those who struggle with their sexual desires and seek change to mock them?
Doesn’t it require a greater strength of character to resist sexual temptation, rather than conform to the self-gratifying ways of the world? God promises a “way of escape” to those who trying to overcome temptation (1Cor. 10:13).
While Perry and others of her ilk ridicule Christians as being “anti-gay”, we preach Christ crucified and the saving power of the gospel to ALL who would obey him. I would agree with Katy Perry on this. “It’s not about where you came from. It’s where you are going.” Sadly, some choose to go the wrong direction. We encourage you to “go with God.”
Some things are black and white. Right and wrong. Truth and error. But the answers will not be found in “the little voice inside of you,” but in God’s voice as it speaks from His infallible Word.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman