November 25th, 2008 10:43 EST
Prince Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage
"God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, `Enough.` "
Who uttered this crazy quotation in response to a question about gay marriage and Proposition 8?
There`s a long list of usual suspects, it could have been a televangelist like James Dobson, a talking head like Sean Hannity or a conservative politician like Sarah Palin. But believe it or not it was none other than Prince, the diminutive rock star who used to perform in bikini briefs and whose music oozes with unbridled sexuality.
How sad that a performer with a long catalog of songs celebrating sexual freedom has turned into a homophobe. Prince converted to the Jehovah`s Witness faith a few years ago, and that denomination believes that homosexuality is a sin.
This is America and Prince has a right to state his religious views, and anyone who disagrees with his homophobic views has a right to stop buying his records.
Prince tried to back peddle from his controversial remarks, claiming that he was misquoted. But the intent of Prince`s comments are as clear as day, he considers homosexuality a sin.
"You`ve got the Republicans, and basically they want to live according to [the Bible]. But there`s the problem of interpretation, and you`ve got some churches, some people, basically doing things and saying it comes from here, but it doesn`t. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum you`ve got blue, you`ve got the Democrats, and they`re, like, `You can do whatever you want.` Gay marriage, whatever. But neither of them is right."
Prince as quoted by the New Yorker
Sorry Prince, but all the cool people are going to stop attending your concerts and they will stop buying your records. Let`s see how many records you sell to the likes of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.