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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:58 AM

Katy Perry Slams Former Religion, Says She Was Taught To Fear Gay People

http://www.ibtimes.com/katy-perry-slams-former-religion-says-she-was-taught-fear-gay-people-2511214

...Just recently, the “I Kissed A Girl” singer accepted an award for LGBT rights advocacy at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Gala. While there, Perry gave an impactful speech where she revealed that there is some truth to the song she wrote about kissing a girl and liking it. “Truth be told, I did more than that. But how was I going to reconcile that with the gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps?” she said.

Perry went on to say that it was only when she started writing pop music a few years ago that she realized being gay doesn’t mean you will burn in hell. In 2008, she released “I Kissed A Girl,” and it caused an uproar among her fellow Christians. On the other hand, a lot of people fell in love with the song and made it their anthem.

“My first words were mama and dada, God and Satan. When I was growing up, homosexuality was synonymous with the word abomination and Hell, a place of gnashing of teeth, continuous burning of skin and probably Mike Pence’s ultimate guest list for a barbeque. So most of my unconscious adolescence, I prayed the gay away at my Jesus camps,” she continued.

On her Twitter account, Perry thanked her millions of fans from across the globe for their understanding and support. The singer also said that she will always serve as the voice for the LGBT and will continue to do so with the help of her longtime friends in the industry, as well as her manager, according to USA Today.


Good for her. Glad to see someone with the celebrity status she does, out there fighting for what's right.

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Reply Katy Perry Slams Former Religion, Says She Was Taught To Fear Gay People (Original post)
trotsky Mar 20 OP
guillaumeb Mar 20 #1
Act_of_Reparation Tuesday #2
guillaumeb Tuesday #3
AtheistCrusader Tuesday #4
guillaumeb Tuesday #5
AtheistCrusader Tuesday #8
guillaumeb Tuesday #10
AtheistCrusader Tuesday #11
Goblinmonger Tuesday #6
guillaumeb Tuesday #7
AtheistCrusader Tuesday #9
guillaumeb Tuesday #13
AtheistCrusader Tuesday #15
Goblinmonger Tuesday #12
guillaumeb Tuesday #14
Goblinmonger Tuesday #16
Act_of_Reparation Tuesday #17
Lordquinton Tuesday #18

Response to trotsky (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:47 PM

1. Her first 4 words? Interesting.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:12 AM

2. Not as interesting as you'd think.

It's called "hyperbole".

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:00 AM

3. It is called something.

Some might call it a need for attention, some might call it hyperbole.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:18 AM

4. Dismiss it however you like, doesn't change the reality of how much of america operates.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:19 AM

5. How do you propose to change that reality? eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:33 AM

8. Let it continue on the road to obsolescence.

Teach people critical thinking and philosophy. Let them figure it out.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:36 AM

10. It does not seem to be working with many.

In spite of the many claims that the GOP is rapidly becoming a dying party, claims that we all read at DU, the GOP is gaining more power.

There is no inevitability abut progressivism.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:44 AM

11. Gerrymandering is no small part of that.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:21 AM

6. What if she hadn't included the 4th word and it was a positive statement about religion?

 

Would you be calling it a need for attention then?

Probably not, if you're honest. Certainly the rest of the Christian world would oooh and aaah about it.

And it's a rhetorical technique. Not something to be taken literally.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:23 AM

7. She is a celebrity by choice.

With a need for attention.

Hate and intolerance need to be fought by all. Unfortunately, intolerance is a human characteristic that affects people of all political and belief persuasions.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:35 AM

9. Need for attention?

Why can't she just be a very smart businesswoman with a clue how to market her own brand, and sell music?

Why must you cast shade on her?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:54 AM

13. Would you say the same of Trump?

All celebrities have a need for attention or they would not pursue the spotlight.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:56 AM

15. He's certainly selling something.

Here's the difference in case it isn't obvious; Katy Perry isn't the one selling hate.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:52 AM

12. She is an artist who wants to sell her art.

 

That you feel you should call that a "need for attention" is puzzling. Do you say that about all artists?

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:55 AM

14. So she is talking merely to get attention?

And to sell her product?

It certainly sounds to me as if she needs attention.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:58 AM

16. I look forward to you saying the same thing

 

when famous people thank god for their talents and talk about how awesome their religion is.

There is plenty of that daily if you want to deal with all of their "need for attention."

That you go after someone saying something bad about religion is telling about your needs.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:09 PM

17. You clearly know a lot about Katy Perry.

You two in the same bowling league, or something?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:40 PM

18. Yes, she is calling attention to the dangers religion poses

Shining a light on how many people are hurt by hateful teachings.

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