How does a hip, knife-wielding vixen like Katy Perry get such backwards ideas about gay people despite living in Hollywood, one of the gayest places in the entire world? We can’t be certain, but we think it might have something to do with the fact that in 2001, Perry was a devout Christian releasing religious albums under her real name, Katy Hudson. Here’s a lyrical sampling from Hudson’s “Faith Won’t Fail”:

For His angels surround me
And You’ve poured out this blood covering
And I will walk and not fail
For time and time again my faith won’t fail

Might some of Hudson’s reverence for the Church – particularly its notorious unwillingness to accept alternative lifestyles – exist within Perry seven years later? Could be!

Either way, a little down home homophobia isn’t enough to sate Perry’s pious former fans, many of whom are pissed about the tarted-up floozy she’s become. Says a YouTube commenter called rayray1808:

My very best friend turned away from jesus , she was the worship leader at my church , amazing singer , now she is goth and in a band called holophonic porno , but she will come back to jesus and so will Katy .

HA! We’ll end this post there.

After the jump, “Faith Won’t Fail.”

Jul 10, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 12 Responses
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Comments (12)

No. 1 chezsan says:

Okay, this may be way too picky, and I don’t think that Cord will care, but “the Church” (capital C) = Catholic and/or Orthodox Churches. Protestants may go to “church”, but it’s not “the Church.” Which, I’m sure, just displays my own “unwillingness to accept alternative lifestyles”. *Sigh*

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 10:14 am
No. 2 sar says:

What, no shoutout to Jackie for the link?

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 10:41 am
No. 3 Kate says:

With all the shit out there in the ‘rap’ community, i hardly think that a stupid song about calling your ex-bf gay is that big of a deal. Stupid? yeah… newsworth? nah.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 10:58 am
No. 4 Keeblerkahn says:

Having come from a fucked up church background, it doesn’t surprise me at all she sees nothing wrong with the song.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 11:13 am
No. 5 Frowny McBeard says:

If the only gay guy she knows is Perez, then yeah, she’s got to have some pretty backwards ideas about gay people.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 11:28 am
No. 6 Lauren says:

I don’t like this chick and she needs to go away. The only place for former repressed and guilt-ridden Catholic (male, mid 20’s) school alums is in my bed.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 1:08 pm
No. 7 Hate-y Perry says:

Don’t blame the church, or the Church - the chick’s just dumb.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 1:13 pm
No. 8 Andy says:

Oh my god, relax people. Who cares. Shit people get a life. Cord, I think you are totally bord, you must be. This is so not news worthy. Really who cares, it’s a fucken song. It’s funny. I act gay as fuck and I hate boys.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 1:59 pm
No. 9 Katy Perry Fan says:

Acting gay is a sin in the Church.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm
No. 10 sar says:

really? “acting gay”?? soooo… mccormack is screwed? so sad.

Posted: Jul 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm
No. 11 jesus loves katy perry to says:

you religous chruch ppl who obv have no relationship with god at all need to leave katy perry alone who are you to judge Its ppl like you that turn ppl off to god way to go. why don’t you get passionate abt something that matters like the babys that die every 22 seconds due to selfish abortion.

Posted: Jul 25, 2008 at 12:51 am
No. 12 IHeartKaty says:

Lol you people are pathetic. And What’s this about saying gay people hate living in LA? Alright, so for one thing.. she’s not using “gay” as a literal term here, at all.. she’s calling him gay because he’s one of those depressed emo kids who wears eyeliner and cries and whines in the corner about too much sunshine.. Damn Christians, and any hardcore religious followers, always taking things out of context and ruining it (not actullay knowing what you’re talking about EVER), trying to find something wrong with everything. And as long as she’s a good person, I’m sure God will still love her *rolls eyes* pathetic human beings.

Posted: Jul 30, 2008 at 5:32 am
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