Ok who missed the point about religion here???
It has come to my attention that there was a report that Prince...yes he who is also known as 'His Royal Badness' and 'The Artist Formerly Known as________' has converted to being a Jehovah's Witness and is not only attempting to renounce his ways, but is also going after gays [and by the same token what is called alternative communities]. Maybe I am a but lost and took those lessons in Sunday School the wrong way all those years ago but:
- was not Jesus Christ the same person who said to love thy neighbor?
- with the above said, does anyone remember that JC's followers were of the ilk that these days would be called the scum of the earth or fallen persons?
- that if we were to take the Old Testament LITERALLY not one single blessed thing would be done on this planet? There would be no science, no medicine, no education, no real commerce as we know it? That slavery and treating females and others as chattle would be commonplace?
Prince is not the only one. But what really makes this reprehensible is that it appears that the new homophobic religious strain makes the case for one wanting ti distance themselves, if they share the same ethnic background. It is a shame and disgusting....yes Prince and others are entitled to their opinion. After all that is what humans do and seperates us from ....dare I say this....the animals.[But even my cats are not this stupid] HOWEVER, sometimes they need to udnerstand that in their zeal to be 'holier than thou' that if one word in their anti-gay rants is changed, then they would be on the end of the hate and vitriol. Amazin ain't it????
Plus to add further fire to the issue...what makes this even sadder is that this is just another person [remember, Donna Summer did something similar a few years ago...amazing that 'getting religion can trun some into short minded protoplasm] who made their bones and their money by catering initially to not just blacks, but gays and other groups with his music. And now he comes off as though the gay portion of his audience is lower than dirt, unholy and other words. Prince, you sir...and I say this with all due respect for you and your religious position are a homophobic bigot and if it were not for the fact that someone else uses this term....today you are THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD.