‘You Got This’: ‘I Kissed a Girl’ Perry Claims God Spoke to Her Before Super Bowl Performance

Perry IIIPop star Katy Perry, a former contemporary Christian artist now known for her hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” told reporters this week that she believes that God spoke to her before her performance at the Super Bowl, telling her, “You’ve got this and I’ve got you.”

“I over prepared myself and did a lot of prayer and meditation,” she told Ryan Seacrest during an interview at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

“It’s funny, I was praying and I got a word from God and He says, ‘You got this and I got you,'” Perry explained. “And then I was on top of the lion and a guy—a random guy—just looked on me with a headset that I’ve never communicated with before and he just looked me straight in the eyes and said, ‘You got this.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, this is God confirming I can do this.'”

As previously reported, Perry performed several songs during the Super Bowl’s halftime show, including “Roar,” “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream” and “Fireworks.” During “Roar,” the pop star rode a giant mechanical lion, and during “California Girls” and “Teenage Dream” she was accompanied by dancers dressed in shark costumes.

“Let’s go all the way tonight/No regrets, just love,” she sang during “Teenage Dream.” “[I’ll] let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans/Be your teenage dream tonight.”

Perry also sang her hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” which speaks about experimenting with lesbianism.

“I kissed a girl and I liked it, the taste of her cherry chapstick,” she sang out, rubbing her bottom up the leg of rocker Lenny Kravitz, who joined her on the song. “I kissed a girl just to try it/I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it/It felt so wrong, it felt so right/Don’t mean I’m in love tonight/I kissed a girl and I liked it.”

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Perry was brought up to avoid secular music and television programs. She began singing as a Contemporary Christian artist at age 15, and released her first national album in 2001.

“He’ll prevail in the midst of all my sin and temptations,” Perry, then known as Katy Hudson, sang out on the song “Faith Won’t Fail,” featured on her self-titled debut album.

In an interview with CCM (Contemporary Christian Music Magazine), she stated that one her musical influences was Keith Green, who was known to be bold in his lyrical witness for Christ.

However, in 2007, Perry signed with with the secular label Capitol Records, and released her first single, “I Kissed a Girl,” which rose to the number one position on the secular pop charts. The popularity of Perry’s single brought continued national attention until she became one of the most well-known pop artists in the secular music industry. She later announced that she no longer professed to be a Christian.

“I don’t believe in a Heaven or a Hell, or an old man sitting on a throne,” Perry told Marie Claire Magazine in 2013. “I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God.”

But Perry Tweeted a Bible verse the day of her Super Bowl, sharing Psalm 118, which read, “Today is the day the Lord has made! I will rejoice and be glad in it!”

Her parents have stated that they do not agree with all the choices that their daughter has made during her career.

In a book proposal by Perry’s mother, which was shopped in 2011, Mary Hudson reportedly outlined a number of concerns to set the record straight about her feelings.

“I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance. Yet she sang out, ‘I kissed a girl, and I liked it,’ while thousands joined her,” she wrote. “One part of my heart soared … [but] the other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn’t nourish their spirit, but fed their flesh.”

Hudson said that did not like the song because it “promotes homosexuality and its message is shameful and disgusting.”

Keith Hudson, who leads Keith Hudson Ministries alongside his wife, and attends Jentezen Franklin’s Free Chapel in Orange County, Calif., has been double-minded about the matter.

“I love my daughter and I will always love her. Stop being judgmental and critical,” he said in 2012, choking back tears.

But in 2013, he reportedly referred to Perry as a “devil child” and requested prayer for his daughter.

“[People] ask: How I can preach if I produce a girl who sang about kissing another girl?” he said during a speaking engagement in Santa Fe, Calif.

“I was at a concert of Katy’s where there were 20,000. I’m watching this generation and they were going at it. It almost looked like church,” Hudson continued. “I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They’re loving and worshiping the wrong thing.”

Earlier this month, Hudson attended the Super Bowl to watch his daughter, commenting to reporters that she was going to “do some good” songs, and that he is “always proud” of her.

“I’m a proud father,” he said.

On Sunday, Perry was among those in the audience who donned devil horns during AC/DC’s performance of “Highway to Hell.” She also made the devil horns symbol with both hands as cameras moved across her row.


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  • StephK

    You guys accept people claiming that God talks to them are your side. You have no reason to disbelieve your god didn’t also talk to Katy Perry

    • Gary

      When people say that God told them to do something immoral, then you can be sure they lied.

      • Paul Hiett

        So God didn’t tell Abraham to kill his son?

        • Fundisi

          God testing Abraham’s faith was not to encourage an immoral act, as God plainly had not intended it be carried out. Further, when God commands anything, it is based on His Holy Nature and cannot ever be immoral.

          • Paul Hiett

            So committing genocide is not immoral? Killing kids by sicking a bear on them for making fun of a bald man is not immoral?

            Furthermore, God did tell Abraham to murder his son. Whether he retracted it later makes no difference. He did, in fact, ask Abraham to commit an immoral act.

          • Alex Pislar

            Paul Hiett, do you believe in God of Abraham, David and the father of Jesus?

          • Paul Hiett

            No, not at all. I find it hard to believe in any deity since the only reason anyone believes in such things is based on where they were born. If you born in Israel, you’d like to be a Jew, or in Iraq you’d be a Muslim. Geography and heritage have more to do with believing in anything supernatural vs anything factual.

          • Alex Pislar

            So spreading splendor on the things you don’t believe in with the things you are confused about does not make you wise in any way. The only way you can find out what is true is by truly seeking the meaning of it. And I can assure you Jesus is the only way. Zealously righteous religious people of many religions saw Jesus as the way, may it be Muslim, Jew or even Buddhist.

          • Fundisi

            Murder is to kill an innocent person, God would never command that anyone innocent be killed and His decisions are always just. You may go here for a complete answer: http://www.gotquestions.org/God-killing.html

            God commanded Abraham to slay Isaac, but it was not a command to murder.

          • Paul Hiett

            Killing an innocent sure seems like murder to me.

          • Fundisi

            That is because you do not know God and do not know that we human beings brought sin and death into this world and that no one is innocent – Isaac was not innocent. Further, you cannot understand that in this event in Abraham’s life God was prophesying about Christ and how this world would slay the innocent lamb of God.

        • amanda

          Might not make a difference to you but listen to this song all the way through and it may help you to understand the purpose of God and Abraham, idk just a suggestion. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=164209173762036&set=vb.100005188621486&type=3&theater

      • StephK

        The people who lead the fanatical right are serial liars. It’s pretty obvious when they say “god told me to” they’re lying through their teeth.

    • Fundisi

      Gary responded correctly, God would not tell anyone to promote anything immoral, especially sexual immorality as such people are by God condemned. I think she heard from god, which god is the question? This was not the God of the Bible telling her to do this and promote Lesbianism, it had to be a demonic impersonator.

      This fact you do not know this to be the the truth, speaks volumes about your own soul and the choices you have made.

      • Paul Hiett

        So now you are speaking for your God?

        • Fundisi

          If I say that his words reflected what God tells us in His Word, that is not speaking for God, it is an opinion based on what God tells us by His Word. If you do not like it, that is your problem, not mine.

          • Paul Hiett

            You don’t know what God would or would not say to someone, do you? That’s nothing more than your own assumption based upon your own interpretation of the Bible. What makes you the authority on whether or not God actually did speak to someone?

          • Fundisi

            In this case as God clearly condemns all homosexual conduct and Lesbianism, He would never tell anyone it was okay to encourage others to engage in what He calls sin, God tempts no one to sin.

          • Paul Hiett

            Where, exactly, does it say that God condemns homosexuals?

          • Alex Pislar

            Just a quick reference, read Romans Ch. 1

          • Fundisi
          • Paul Hiett

            Two questions…

            1. Do you believe, as that site says, that our sexual orientation is a choice?

            2. Do you accept the Old Testament laws regarding homosexuality?

          • Fundisi

            Our sexual conduct is always a choice and that is what makes one a homosexual, when they act on their lusts.

            I believe God was right in the Old Testament and that every unrepentant homosexual will suffer everlasting separation from God; but, that in the New Testament He extends mercy until they very end.

          • D Ray West

            “Where, exactly, does it say that God condemns homosexuals?”

            Romans 1:27

            “and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.” ASV

            “in the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” NIV

          • Fundisi

            I have His Word, I have His Spirit within and thus I know God would not act contrary to His Word or His Spirit.

        • pax2u

          Gary wants the Government to execute homosexuals

    • Douglas

      There is a big reason to disbelieve that “our god” didn’t speak to Katy Perry. In the article above there is this quote from Katy:

      “I don’t believe in a Heaven or a Hell, or an old man sitting on a throne,” Perry told Marie Claire Magazine in 2013. “I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God.”

      She said right there that she is not Christian and does not believe in heaven or hell. Therefore we must conclude that she does not pray to God of the Bible.

      • tyler

        one can still believe in a god and not be a part of any religion.

        • Douglas

          True, which is why the comment StephK made is false. Katy Perry seems to believe in a god, but not God himself; She admitted as much.

  • http://www.hiswordfirst555.ning.com Margie Rap

    This statement by Katy Perry is so bazaar. Satan is validating what she is doing not God. It is Satan that has possessed her.

    2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

    4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which
    believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
    image of God, should shine unto them.

    The dress Katy Perry wore to the Grammys is a dead giveaway.
    She’s really naked. It’s a see through dress all the way down. People
    could even see her scanty under garments. Anyway, it’s a familiar spirit
    she is hearing, it’s not the God of the bible we serve. She serves the devil 100% She’s lost. She sold her soul to the devil.

    Jesus said we would know them by their fruit. What she says about
    Satan does not match her words about “God told me”. She’s enjoying
    serving Satan. She may even be demon possessed. “God told me” that she
    said, was another spirit, not the Holy Spirit.

    This is a quote from the article above from Fox. “Perry, who grew up in a Christian home, has spoken out before about her faith.

    “Today is the day that the Lord has made! I will rejoice and be glad in
    it,” the singer tweeted the day of her Super Bowl performance quoting
    Psalm 118:24.”

    MY NOTE: The devil has always used the Word of God. He comes as an
    “angel of light”. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, the devil
    quoted the Word of God. He did not get it right, and Jesus had to
    correct him by saying, “It is written”.

    2 Corinthians 11:14-15

    14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed
    as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their
    works.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EyrtheFyre Regina Forbes

    All I can say is “which god”? because it isn’t the Real One talking to her!

    • Paul Hiett

      Out of curiosity, how do you know to whom God does and does not talk to?

      • Mary Waterton

        God can choose to speak to anyone, but He isn’t going to tell that person to go glorify sodomy. But Satan would.

        • StephK

          How do you know God isn’t fine with sodomy? Maybe your Satan wrote your Bible.

      • Rev.

        If it doesn’t match what He said in the bible,as in glorifying things He is against,It aint God speaking! can’t hold hands with the devil and walk with the Lord!

      • Paul B

        Because the God we know is not going to encourage her anti-Christian and anti-biblical performances and music which promotes something which is contrary to his will and word.
        God can and would speak to anyone who genuinely seeks him though he DEFINITELY , will not be saying ‘Katy Perry…you got this.’ Or ‘your a good Musician I’ll let the gay thing go’. The God she’s reffering to is definitely not the God in the bible perhaps a demonic spirit posing as God.. the God of the bible is clear.

      • Bodine Bodine

        Your question assumes that you do know who God talks to. Why don’t you enlighten us with what you know?

      • thoughtsfromflorida

        Oh, silly. Because Regina’s god is only “real” one, and her god would never say that! She knows that to be true because she has decided to believe it is. Do you really need more proof than that?

  • PowerVoter86

    The fact that Katy was raised Christian, and it sounded like she had a happy upbringing, means I think she’ll return to it. But there are a lot of things wrong with the modern day church too, that’s no picnic. Some people just refuse to believe that because they’re Christian, there ever could be anything wrong with their church.

    • Paul Hiett

      There are over 42,000 denominations of your religion…you folks can’t even agree on what you believe. Is it really so surprising that more and more people are becoming atheist?

      • Gail Petersen

        Christianity is not a religion or a denomination…..it’s a way of life. I used to be “Southern Baptist.”….no different than the Pharisees, all their rules and regulations. I left and found God….now I am a Christian and I live my life for and as CHRIST. God loves you, I love you all, and may God bless you.

      • D Ray West

        “…you folks can’t even agree on what you believe.” Wrong.
        ALL Christians believe:
        1. Jesus Christ is God’s one and only son.
        2. All people have sinned.
        3. Jesus Christ was sent as a savior for mankind’s sin.
        4. Jesus Christ died on the cross and 3 days later was resurrected.

        If you don’t believe even one part of that, you’re not a Christian.

        • tyler

          that 4 things that have nothing at all to do with how people live their lives.

      • tyler

        my thoughts exactly. Look at the misguided comments on here from so-called believers? I’m already an atheist, but by reading these comments I think it might convince more people to call themselves an atheist.

        • Fundisi

          It is the devil leading you to atheism.

          There are not 42,000 denominations within Christianity, there is only one true Church, it is the Spirit Body of Christ of which every truly converted soul is a member and that as touching everything essential to the faith, we are one in Spirit.

          • pax2u

            According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, there are approximately 41,000 Christian denominations and organizations in the world. This statistic takes into consideration cultural distinctions of denominations in different countries, so there is overlapping of many denominations.
            Center for the Study of Global Christianity (2011)

          • tyler

            the devil does not exist.

          • Fundisi

            You should not talk that away about your father.

  • Bingo

    She’d deluded. God doesn’t bring honour to those who bring Him dishonour.

    • Paul Hiett

      Quite frankly, I’m not sure where I read that you get to determine who God does and does not speak to. What makes you the authority on this subject? Why are you the one that determines if God actually did speak to another person?

      • Bingo

        We are to be judges of fruit. Bad fruit means a bad tree. As believers we can know who are our sisters and brothers. We need to know, and we can know by being fully saved and walking with Jesus Christ ourselves.

        • Paul Hiett

          That has no bearing on the question. How do you know if God did or did not speak to her?

          • Bingo

            She lives a life that says loudly that she doesn’t hear Him.

          • Paul Hiett

            And? Again, I ask, how do YOU know that your God did not reach out to her?

          • Bingo

            God is always reaching out to her, but she proves she is not listening by her own testimony: “I’m not a Christian”, so she is actually heeding the voice of the one she is actually following.

          • Heidi Hup

            Did she say that when she spoke about god speaking to her recently? I think the quote that you speak of was a past quote, unrelated to the comment in question.

          • Bingo

            Maybe you can ask her.

          • Heidi Hup

            perhaps you should too before passing judgment against her.

          • Bingo

            I don’t have to. Her words and life speak volumes.

          • Alex Pislar

            Before you go blowing bells and whistles, first read the Bible and see who God talks to. Yes, He talked to people (mostly kings) that did not believe in Him. But in all His speeches to them, He condemns them or makes them know that only God is to be glorified.

    • tyler

      so you’re saying that you’ve never sinned?
      get off your high horse..
      who are you to judge who God can and cannot talk to?

      I’m an agnostic atheist, but comments like this really bug me when people like you think you’re better than someone else. I hope your God takes note.

      • Bingo

        How do you come to such a wild conclusion? EVERYBODY has sinned and has fallen short of God’s glory.

        Everyone can surely talk to God, but are they listening to Him? I should think that many are deaf to Him.

        It is obvious your atheistic leanings have shortened your ability to understand, and so you come here with your own version of self-righteousness. It doesn’t work.

        I am not better than anyone, but I am a member of the family of God, and have a relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ.

        • tyler

          I guarantee you I’m not the only one that thinks you have a major problem with judging people and what they can and can’t say or think about God.

          I am not convinced that there is a God. I try to be a nice person and show love to my family and friends. I don’t have a shortened ability to understand.

          • Fundisi

            If you are not born again, your trying to be nice, your selfish love avails you nothing except perhaps, if true, a little less suffering in hell.

            The only people accusing Bingo or any Christian of judging is non-Christians who are already condemned in their own hearts. Further, God tells us to make righteous judgments, knowing good and evil, so we can make right choices and hold on to all that is good, while rejecting all that is sin.

          • tyler

            I’m not born again. I was born just fine the first time.
            You’re trying to justify judging other people. Isn’t that God’s job?
            I do make righteous judgements. I do know what good and evil is.

          • Bingo

            No it is not God’s job…we are called and able to judge all things.

            1 Corinthians 2:14-15
            But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. 15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.

          • tyler

            Just more uppity “i’m better than you” talk. So you’re free to judge people who don’t have the same exact beliefs as you, but nobody can judge you.
            Good for you that you believe something so silly.

          • Bingo

            No it isn’t. As Christians, we have the ability to judge what is sin, and what or who is serving the cause of the enemy and who or what is serving the cause of Christ. It’s our responsibility under God.

            If you don’t know God, don’t worry about it…you aren’t called to it.

          • Alex Pislar

            Bingo really? God stands and knocks at everybody’s heart at least once in their life. Please tell people they ARE called to know God.

          • Bingo

            Yes, really. When people so overtly reject God, they are not called to do the things His children are already called to and doing in obedience—it’s beyond them and their comprehension.

            However, every single human being is invited to receive the salvation God has so mercifully and generously offered.

          • Alex Pislar

            Judging a religious Christian and judging a non-Christian is two different things. Bible says we should not judge those outside the Church. So direct your mind on God, and re-evaluate your Spiritual fruits because brother, your love is not resonating in your words.

          • Bingo

            We are able in Christ to judge ALL things. We are able to see spiritually what it is that serves the cause of Christ and what it is that serves the cause of Satan. That is clearly what our “tool” of judgement is for, so that we do not become spiritually disoriented and lose our way.

            People outside of Christ don;t know any better, and that is why I am telling this atheist that he doesn’t have to worry about judging, because he is not required by God to make any judgments—and that his atheism is why he cannot see spiritually to make them.

            Truth is truth, Alex. Atheists hate God and hate His people.

          • Alex Pislar

            I agree with you that with such talk you may win debates about God. But what is more important is winning souls.

          • Bingo

            I speak what God places on my heart to speak. You do what He tells you. OK? OK.

          • Alex Pislar

            Double check what it is your heart is filled with because there is no God in attitude. There is no God in hate. Christians MUST attract this world with their spiritual qualities. Arguments create more atheists. Way to go!

          • Bingo

            Judging again, eh? My heart is right with God. I am sticking to the topic, rather than sending out ad hominems, but you go right ahead and display the love of Christ—so much better than everyone else.

          • Heidi Hup

            the only one saying anyone else is better, is you.

          • Alex Pislar

            No more words needed. A person so quick to defend his own self but too blind to see what he is doing at the same time while saying God backs him up. Sad…

          • Bingo

            Nice deflection from the topic—and judging again! Blah, blah, blah.

          • Heidi Hup

            How old are you now?

          • Bingo

            Much older than you. Back on topic, girlie.

          • Heidi Hup

            It’s kind of hard to stay on topic when you do childish things like that. What did you expect?

          • Bingo

            Heidi, you are the child here, I do believe.

          • Heidi Hup

            pointing fingers, that’s also childish. It would be nice to have a conversation without all the negative back and forth.

          • Bingo

            You are pointing fingers—and at the wrong people. This article is simply revealing the hypocrisy in Katy Perry’s own words, claiming she has done a lot of prayer and meditation before going on stage and singing praise to immorality.

          • Heidi Hup

            So I’m judging, but you’re not. I’m addressing the topic, and the comments made about it, which are still on topic. Calm down, it’s not like anyone is yelling at you. I simply suggested you consider a different viewpoint. By considering the fact that your own personal views could be clouding over what god says to your heart. It happens.

          • Bingo

            Yes, you are avoiding the discussion of the topic and focusing on a poster and judging. I only consider Jesus’ viewpoint.

            Move over.

          • Heidi Hup

            because reacting to others is totally something that can’t be done? No sir, you are the one avoiding things. I know god, and god never told me to look down on other people, and be so snippy and vile. God taught me to be kind, and cheerful to others. Even if I don’t agree with them, or the things they do.

          • Bingo

            God is spelled with a capital “G”. God doesn’t tell ANYONE to look down on anyone, but He does tell us to judge with righteous judgment that which is sin and that which is NOT.

          • Heidi Hup

            I don’t think gripping about typos is really going to help this situation. God wants us to judge the sin, not the sinners. God wants us to convert and love the sinners. They can’t learn anything if no one ever gives them the time of day.

          • Bingo

            You mean “griping”?

            Yes, sin—and what Katy’s life represents is sin…she has abandoned the life she has been trained in. It’s her choice, but to mix God in with it needs to be spoken to.

            I pray that the Lord would send strong, uncompromising believers across her path to show her the way she has left behind.

          • Heidi Hup

            I’m trying to type, which is a lot more than what you can say for a lot of people. I’m sorry if it doesn’t always meet up to par, but I promise I do make a considerable effort to make sure everything is in order before I hit the post button. I suppose it wouldn’t help to playfully suggest that my ability to type is also not the topic at hand? I think her hearing God might be the first step to her restarting her life in the right direction. I don’t see this as a bad thing, because she’s accepting that he’s real, and that’s the first step to recovery.

          • Fundisi

            This is a no win Bingo – they do not care about the truth. They are liberal Christians, you know people that don’t think we should oppose or expose sin, that we should just be silent, saccharine sweet, stop trying to be a light or salt in the world, but to shut up, stay inside our homes and churches and win souls by smiling and winking at sin. God bless you brother, I have been on the receiving end of these attacks so long, I can really feel sincere compassion for your valiant stand.

          • Bingo

            Yes, liberal first, and Christians, maybe, down the line. They prove they do not know God or His true character. Thank you for your encouraging words. This is not a fun position, but I am here because of Jesus and my love for Him and my grief at the desperate folk who find themselves here with such angst and anger, both.

            I am your sister in Jesus!

          • Heidi Hup

            no one is attacking anyone, and I’m sorry if you felt that way. I don’t believe any of those things, and I’m sure those other people didn’t either. honestly I don’t know and can’t speak for them anymore than you can. It’s not nice to assume that anyone thinks anything until you talk to them and find out what they think. If there is one thing I’ve learn, it’s that two negatives don’t make a positive. God teaches us to be humble, and lead by example. That doesn’t mean you condone bad behavior, but that doesn’t mean berating people over it either. Leading by example is a powerful thing, and I’ve witnessed just here today quite a few people who we could have made a difference in nonbeliever’s lives, and left them with knowledge to think on, and instead they left disappointed in the bitterness they saw, more harden to faith, and less likely to be saved. This is what I’ve seen.

          • Fundisi

            Have you ever read the Bible? Have you ever read the Words of John the Baptist, calling people snakes and twice the children or hell and adulterers? What of Jesus calling people serpents, even calling Peter a child of the Devil in one case, of kicking over tables and driving people out of the temple with a whip? Yes, we need to speak in love, but what is love? Is it saccharine sweet all the time, or is God’s Love tough love, opposing sin and those that attack the Truth? What you call berating people to the speaker may be boldly speaking the truth in the Love of God. People have to get over this meek and mild, timid, door mat image of Christians. Yes, there is a time and place for such reticence and being a dampened light, and there are times to confront evil. We can only walk with the light as we see the light and leave the rest to God.

          • Heidi Hup

            yes sir/ma ‘am, I’ve read it. Even people of the bible can get frustrated and angry, and I can’t blame them anymore than people from the here and now. There were just as many people still, whom were sinners, and did horrible things, and they were shown kindness and mercy. I’m not saying we need to lie down and take it, on the contrary. It’s just been my experience though, I’ve seen many more christians with good intentions show their angry side far too often, and turn more people away than they save, far more often than I’ve seen them being quite and timid.

          • Barista Queen

            Amen!

          • Heidi Hup

            right because actually being a witness to the gospel, and possibly teaching him otherwise, THAT would be unthinkable.

          • tyler

            Atheists do not hate God. they are simply not convinced of his existence. my stance is that i am not convinced. I think that would make me an agnostic atheist. I’m totally ok with that.
            Guess what? Nobody knows what happens after you die. Nobody knows, and nobody will ever know.

          • Bingo

            Jesus says that those who are not for Him are AGAINST Him. There is no middle ground.

            Matthew 12:30
            “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.

            He tells us what to expect after we die.

            John 3:16
            For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

            Romans 6:23
            For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

          • tyler

            Just a suggestion, but this threatening tone, where you’re for or against God/Jesus, and if you do not believe, you’ll rot in hell, but if you do believe, you’ll live in heaven forever after you die – that is where you lose people. You already know I am a non believer, so your scare tactic doesn’t affect me or concern me one bit.
            But thanks for pointing out a silly belief that you’re better than me, because you believe in Jesus, and that you’re better than the majority of people in the world who are not christian, which is about 75% of the population of the world.
            Congratulaitons for being more important than most people.

            I’ll spend my life being nice and helping people and loving my friends and family.

          • Bingo

            Funny that you can detect tone in text! The threat is eternal condemnation, and it is made by God…not by your fellow human beings.

            If you’re not concerned, then why do you mention it?

            I am not better than you. I merely have a different paradigm, and destiny than you.

          • tyler

            My problem is that you felt the need to point out that you believe that you have a different destiny than me. You are convinced that I will burn forever in h e l l, while you will be floating in the clouds with Jesus, forever.
            So you think every person of a different religion, and non believers, are all destined for h e l l? Even if they do many good things and are kind throughout their life?
            I am surprised that someone like you wouldn’t be curious if your narrow outlook on life is perhaps wrong.

          • Bingo

            I believe what God says. His outlook is FAR from narrow. His plans for each one of us are only GOOD, and rich with much blessing and success. His view for us is VAST.

          • tyler

            God doesn’t talk. There are literally millions of people who have claimed to talk on behalf of God. How do you know that one interpretation of a set of people from one book speaks for your one true God?
            The whole problem with this entire thread of comments is that you want to point out that some people are ‘bad’, not saved, not speaking for your god that you believe in. God also said to love everyone and love your neighbor, and look at the good things people do. I don’t see you doing that

          • Bingo

            I am sorry that you don’t know that God speaks. God speaks to me every day.

            You’ve got it ALL wrong, tyler. Everyone is born naturally “bad”, wicked and without hope, but Jesus Christ has come as our Hope. In Him we are made new—righteous, holy and pure. That is His message to you, tyler.

            It is because I love others that I bother to bring God’s message of hope and a new life to you.

          • tyler

            I guess all I wish is for you to accept that not everybody believes that. I don’t. It’s perfectly ok that you do.

            My neighbors are pastors, and the nicest people in the world. They accept me for who I am, and we are good friends.
            Not every person is the same, Bingo. I hope you can accept that someday.

          • Bingo

            It would be a dumb thing for me not to accept that the world in general rejects God. However, I am here at Christian News to uphold the message of God to the world.

          • Barista Queen

            Alex, I believe we were here for Tyler and Tyler alone. I am thankful to have read all these comments to remind me of the kind of ‘Christian’ I do not ever want to become. Let’s agree together: Father, thank you for bringing us to this conversation. Lord we ask that you separate the truth from the lies. We ask that by the power of Your Spirit, YOU will touch the hearts of the reader. Thank you in advance for Tyler’s salvation. Place someone in his life to encourage him in love. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!

          • Barista Queen

            It’s funny, I normally don’t get involved in silly internet discussions! However, I do believe it was for you and you alone! Honey, stay away from these sites where there is nothing but arguing about God. Immediately get out when ‘Christians’ starts beating you down! Let God deal with them. When (not if) the moment comes that you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and be born again (which simply means “born from above.”) here is a simple prayer. Remember, saying this prayer or any other prayer will not save you. It is trusting in Christ that we can be saved from our sin.
            “God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for grace and forgiveness—the gift of eternal life! Amen!”

            Remember – Don’t listen to all this arguing and ‘uppity talk’! I’m hoping they meant well but forgot about ‘grace’ and ‘mercy’. It is easy to think that, by our faith, we contribute in some small way to our salvation. God shows both mercy and grace, but they are not the same. Mercy withholds a punishment we deserve; grace gives a blessing we don’t deserve.

          • Heidi Hup

            let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

          • Bingo

            No one is stoning anyone, here. SMH

          • Heidi Hup

            It’s what Jesus said himself, and it has a very deep meaning you apparently missed.

          • Bingo

            I think you’ve missed it. Read the article and get back on topic.

          • Heidi Hup

            this is on topic, you have no right, nor does anyone else to judge the woman who this article is about.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Heidi, with all due love and respect, you have fallen for the “you shouldn’t judge” false “gospel.” You are judging Bingo in your reply, but you say he doesn’t have a right to judge. Do you see the hypocrisy here?

            I say this out of love for a sister, please stay away from post-modernism – it is actually anti-Christian. Here is a good primer on the false and self-refuting nature of “you shouldn’t judge:” http://www.str.org/articles/the-judgment-on-judging#.VNqtkP7F9hg

            God bless you, Heidi!

          • Heidi Hup

            believe me I appreciate the reply. I’d like to know though, where do you think we draw the line between informing our brother’s and sisters that they are being bitter instead of spreading love when we see it? I don’t remember if I have but I try to stay away from telling people they are bad, or they are anything, really. It really irks me to see people who are supposed to be representing the faith putting someone on blast when that’s not what we’re supposed to be about. It detures possible follows from wanting to find out what christianity is about because all they wind up seeing is hate. I’m not looking at this fellow with any malleolus, I just want to let him know that hateful words lead to more hate and makes god look bad, and that’s the opposite of what we should be striving to do.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Heidi, I think you just did a really good job of capturing it right there. We are called to judge and to discern truth from lies, and to call out sin and false teachers. That is what Jesus did and Paul too and all of the early church. But, we are to do so with gentleness and respect. It’s not loving to ignore sins and lies and just get along. But, the delivery is important too. I think you do a good job of emphasizing delivery, and should be commended for that. I, and others, have a bit more of the truth warrior in me (it’s a guy thing, too), and are not always the best at delivering with gentleness and respect (which gals are MUCH better at). But, yes, thank you for capturing that, well-done, Sister! God bless!

          • Bingo

            Sorry, but you’re wrong, again…and judging falsely, which is what we are to refrain from doing.

          • James Grimes

            Please don’t abuse Scripture. If you are going to use it as a weapon, please use it the way God wants you too. See Ephesians 6.

          • Heidi Hup

            the only authority over me on how to and not to use scripture is god.

          • James Grimes

            You need to reread my comment and stop being antagonistic. BTW, God is always capitalized. You have been dismissed.

          • Heidi Hup

            why do so many people think this overly defensive attitude is being anything but negative? I meant what I said, you don’t get to lord over me just because you think you’re more right. You want to go over the bible verses you are accusing me of using wrongly, that’s all fine and good. First you need to let me know which ones and in what instance of my using them do you disagree with me on. So that we may discuss them. Like civil godfearing people who’s love and kindness outweighs the need to be the “right” one.

          • Larry Mccoy

            you and i make judgements everyday we dont have the right to judge who go’s to heaven or hell. you can judge someone’s fruit

          • Larry Mccoy

            dont know if God talk to her or not but he’s not going to condone what she’s doing either. but i do pray for her we have all sinned and fall short to the glory of God.But when we do judge some one’s fruit we should do it lovingly meaning we should’nt worry about the speck in our brothers eye when we have a plank in our own. go and take care of the plank then come back and take care of the speck in your brothers eye.

          • Fundisi

            That is right, you are not born again of His Spirit and thus cannot ever discern Spiritual Truth. Outside of God you cannot know good from evil, you have no understanding.

          • Barista Queen

            Lighten up! I have been a child of God probably longer than you have been alive. Yes! Jesus is my Savior. If I hadn’t acted like you in my early ‘saved’ years, I could get upset. This is no way to show the love of Christ. I know the basics, so don’t go there. But you need to lighten up! Think back to the days BEFORE you accepted Jesus. And your comment….you really need to line that up with the Word.

          • Fundisi

            If you want to make an accusation against, then make one using my actual words and point out my error or you are wasting everyone’s time.

            Oh, by the way I have been a Christ for over six decades.

          • Heidi Hup

            I think she is referring to the fact that you are being very bitter right now.
            for example, someone else the the comments said that “there is no devil” in which you replied “you shouldn’t talk about your father like that.” That’s not just bitter, that wrathful.

          • Fundisi

            I am not bitter at all and you cannot prove otherwise. It was sarcasm/humor, responding to His rejection of the reality of both Christ and the Devil. Oh, I am sorry, I forget you liberals have no sense of humor, only hate.

          • Heidi Hup

            and you 1. assume that I’m a liberal, and make a jab at them. 2&3.accuse me of spreading hate all in the same paragraph you admit to being nastily sarcastic on purpose, because that’s in no way mean and/or hateful. mean judgmental jokes don’t stop being mean and judgement just because they’re jokes. It just makes you look like a jerk for trying to pass off your negative attitude as “funny” Yet somehow, all the things you yourself chose to type is not proof enough for you? Are you serious? You convicted youself.

          • Fundisi

            You people just cannot tell the truth. I never admitted to being “nastily” sarcastic, that is your twist and bias against me.

            Your words betray your liberal nature, sorry for noting the obvious. Mean and judgmental? This guy admits he is no Christian and that leaves the Devil as his father and the father of anyone outside of Christ. One is either a child of God or a child of the Devil, that is it. Or, is it that you reject God’s Word?

            As I said, you people on the left are absent a sense of humor, which is why you are so miserable.

          • Heidi Hup

            You know it’s not a lie to observe a behavior and call it for what it is. You behaved badly, you don’t have to say it, I see you doing it. If you get to call me something I’m not simply by what you seem me say, then I’m allowed to do the same. I see you solidating this man’s beliefs against God rather than trying to nurture them. You have dwelt on the negative, and turned the man away. Nor am I miserable. I’m not even sure what brought you to that conclusion. I’m just not going to tell you everything you do is good just as much as I expect you to do the same for me.

          • Barista Queen

            WOW!

          • Barista Queen

            Let no corrupting talk (sarcasm?) come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for BUILDING UP, as fits the occasion, that it may give GRACE to those who hear. Eph. 4:29

          • Barista Queen

            “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits” Matthew 7:15-16

          • James Grimes

            He is replying to a militant Atheist on a Christian site. It takes strong words to do so. He is defending the faith as he reliably does on this site.

          • Heidi Hup

            I don’t think god ever said be kind to everyone, except atheist. We don’t like them. We shouldn’t be on the defensive, it’s our duty as christians to give these people witness to the gospel. Even if they don’t have anything nice to say.

          • Barista Queen

            Ultimately, we all answer to our Father for how we treat each others – Matthew12:36. Every child of God should remember that our Father places far more importance on our showing love than He does on our being “right” on every issue.

          • Fundisi

            How do you define “love?” All saccharine sweet, never offending anyone, never opposing sin, essentially keeping your mouth shut unless you are saying “I love ya man?” I guess John the Baptist and Jesus missed the memo when they called people snakes, children of the Devil, adulterers, kicked over tables, drove people out with whips and called people to repent. I guess they never offended anyone and were killed for always and only saying, “I love ya man?”

          • Barista Queen

            SMH

          • Fundisi

            I have no idea what that means, so you wasted yours and my time with nonsense.

            I understand how it is emotionally satisfying to you to want Christians to always be sweet, kind, retiring and never offend anyone by openly opposing sin and the Devil, it is part of your feminine make-up, it appeals to you to rather condone evil and evil men than for any Christian to ever seem, by your measure, to be unkind. I daily pray I will speak the Truth in the Love of God and quite often here appeal for prayer even for the enemies of Christ, appeal to some here that despite our deep concerns for the rise of evil that we must, in our hearts love everyone and make it clear that the idea of anyone being cast into outer darkness and suffering for ever brings us no joy, only sorrow.

            That being said, first we are dealing here with people that want to force sinful conduct like homosexuality and gay marriage on the Church, among other sins, they are seeking to get Christians to compromise their faith, they wants us to lower God’s Holy Standard, to ignore the idea He is a God of Justice and by their misuse of God’s Word to cower His children into silence and on this last point, you seem in agreement with them.

            If a child plays near a stove and reaches for a hot pot, the mother says kindly, get away from there or you will get burned, the child persists risking his life and the mother wanting to be loving and not upset her child repeats her warning several times, the child finally grabs the pot, gets third degree burns and dies. If a child plays near a stove and reaches for a hot pot, the father in a loud, stern voice commands the child to get away from the stove immediately, the child persists, the father grabs the child, picks him up, swats him on the rear and in an angry voice says don’t ever go near that stove again, the child obeys and lives. Who really loved that child, the mother who allowed him to die in a farcical display of love or the father, that took stern measures to prevent the tragedy?

            From cover to cover the Bible is filled with our Father sternly, loudly and with much discipline speaks out against evil and evil men, but understood or not, it is always in perfect Love and that is something I doubt you are able to understand. To oppose evil and evil men that carnal Christian souls might not be led astray and that a few evil people might repent, find Christ and healing is the Love of God, to be meek and mild in the face of evil is hate.

          • Heidi Hup

            it’s an abbreviation used quite frequently on the internet for the phrase “shaking my head” It’s a sign of disappointment, allow with using being a sigh that someone has officially given up on an argument because they consider it pointless to continue.

            What I think she was trying to relay to you is that there is a big difference between tough love, and being a negative nancy. Jesus running the merchants out of the church was tough love.

            Repeatedly growling at nonbelievers on the internet because they don’t immediately cohere to your way of thinking just comes across as overly negative, whether you mean it that way or not.

          • Fundisi

            That is your opinion, not fact. Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter, Paul and many others faced death not because they did not offend evil men, but because they did and Jesus said the world will view us in the same way and guess what, you seem to share the world’s view?

          • Heidi Hup

            well if what I say is simply opinion, then so is what you say. You can’t have it both ways. Yes Jesus faced death to stand up for what he believed in. You face, having your feelings hurt Because someone else doesn’t agree with how you convey your message, and how accusatory you are being with your assumptions, and the things you say. Yet you point fingers when others point this out like you’re not guilty of doing it. You face these things based on your interaction with others, not your beliefs.
            It’s just not the same thing.

            Jesus offended evil because of what he stood for. He never went out his way to, make sarcastic “jokes” Nor did he make a point of treating others poorly simply because he didn’t agree with them. Jesus was persecuted unjustly for what he believed in, and hung on the cross, and killed for it. And for some reason, you feel the need to compare that to some people telling you that perhaps you’re being a bit harsh? really?

          • Fundisi

            The difference is, I strive only to express my opinions based on God’s Word, you simply express your emotional opinions.

          • Heidi Hup

            That would be your opinion.

          • Josey

            amen…Our God is an Awesome Father who chastises those He loves. He does not take lightly a lost soul, Jesus shed His blood on that old rugged cross for each of us but each of us has to receive that gift and take up our cross and follow Him and when we follow Him we do not get to choose which way He takes us, we follow and obey. I love your message Fudisi, lines up with the word of God.

          • Fundisi

            Thanks!

          • Barista Queen

            For a non-believer sweetie, you nailed it.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Tyler, with all due respect: you are an agnostic a-theist. You are not allowed to make objective moral claims. You are nothing more than molecules in motion, under your worldview, and molecules have no morality. Don’t take my word for it – consider the “pope” and “cardinals” of a-theism: http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/an-atheist-explains-the-real-consequences-of-adopting-an-atheistic-worldview/

            When you make objective moral claims, you are actually acknowledging God by stealing from Him. You can steal from Him if you want, but just don’t forget to thank Him, OK? God bless you Tyler!

          • Bingo

            Your guarantees and lack of conviction are meaningless, then.

          • valerie gould

            My sheep know my voice and a stranger they will not follow. She renounced Christ God says my spirit will not always strive with man.

          • Bingo

            Exactly.

          • Barista Queen

            Tyler, I will tell you what I would tell my sons, You and only you have the ability to challenge the Lord on your own whether He is real or a fabrication in our minds. Ask Him (really ask Him) to reveal Himself to you in a tangible way. If you really look for Him, and want to know for sure, He will show you. I say that with a Mom’s heart.

        • James Grimes

          Good explanation. Thanks for sharing. Go and serve our God.

    • tyler

      if you were in the public spotlight for over a decade, i wonder if we would feel the same about you?

      • Bingo

        If God put me there it would be because He would find me trustworthy, and true to Him, there.

        • tyler

          I don’t think your God would like the selfish attitude you have where you declare that someone is ‘bad’. It sounds like you’re saying they are not worthy of God, and that you are – that you are somehow an objectively better person than Katy Perry.
          Aren’t all people sinners? Shouldn’t you be happy at least she did talk about God in a positive light?

          I’m not even a fan of Katy Perry at all. I’m not a fan of christianity or any religion – I just do not like your superiority complex attitude. And I don’t think your God would like it either. Just a suggestion.
          Have a great night.

          • Bingo

            I am not making any declarations that cannot be supported by what God says. You mistake the confidence that Christians have in their standing before God for self-righteousness. believe me, apart from Jesus and what He has done for me, I am most unworthy, but as a forgiven child of God, I can stand up and reject the world’s view of what makes a person good and declare that only Jesus is good….and walk in His forgiveness and His enablement.

          • tyler

            there you go – you said that you yourself are ‘most unworthy’, but you’re so eager to try to point out that someone else is worse than you, and that she is somehow unworthy of talking about or talking to your God. I can’t understand how a person could be any more self righteous.
            what have you done for humanity? why don’t you write songs honoring God or Jesus or something and share them with everybody if you think you’re so smart. isn’t that what you wish Katy Perry would do?

          • Bingo

            I said, “Apart from Jesus and what he has done for me, I am most unworthy”…which means that He makes me worthy. My righteousness is His righteousness…I have none of my own.

          • tyler

            You sure fooled me.

          • Bingo

            You must be easily fooled.

          • Heidi Hup

            Your affiliation with god does not make you more worthy than anyone else. Did you forget that god sees no difference between the the faithful follower and the murder? If they are to believe in him, and give him their heart, and ask for forgiveness, they shall receive it.

          • Bingo

            Actually ALL people who have experienced being born again in Jesus Christ are worthy to receive sonship with God. We are now co-heirs with Christ…very worthy people, because of Jesus.

            God definitely sees a difference in those who are His and those who are not. He sees His children as perfect and those who inherit His promises. He sees those who reject Him as sinners, and not worthy of heaven. It’s all about Jesus and what each person does with Him.

          • Heidi Hup

            so you apparently forgot that whole bit in the bible where the human being is basically no more highly and deserving of grace than the dirt? God gives us his mercy, we have been given the free will to accept it. It does not make us more worthy. It just makes us all equally unimportant, but by the grace and forgiveness we might be spared our fate. Every is born into sin, he sees us all as sinners. We will never be worthy of heaven, but by god’s love and grace we are allow to go there. To think yourself perfect, is very vain, and god rather you be humble.

          • Bingo

            Jesus makes me worthy to receive from God, to receive His gift of eternal life, His gifts, to be a part of His Kingdom, and to rule with Him. If you have received Jesus, then you, too.

            God doesn’t see the righteous as sinners any more. He sees us as righteous saints, already perfected in Christ. It is Jesus who has made us worthy of heaven.

            Study the word, grow in Christ.

          • Heidi Hup

            you are being completely self righteous. God would never tell you to discourage another in following him. Nor would he approve of you harshly judging his children. All men and women are god’s children. Read your bible.

          • Bingo

            Hey, you are siting pretty high in your saddle, there. Try addressing the topic rather than the poster, madame. I’ve never discouraged anyone from following Jesus.

            Your false ideas about who makes up the children of God reveals a whole lot. Not everyone is a child of God. We can ONLY become His children through faith in Jesus Christ, receiving His free gift of righteousness.

            What bible are you reading?

            1 John 3:1
            See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.

            John 1:12
            But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

          • Heidi Hup

            1 John 3:1
            See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him

            your own quotation from the bible states that we are all children of god, that some of us just have yet to realize it.

          • Bingo

            I gather you do not realize that letter was to BELIEVERS–and says that unbelievers are ignorant of us as children of God, because they belong to this world.

          • Heidi Hup

            That’s why we have the heavy burden of teaching them, and guiding them. We have to watch what we do and what we say, because they look at that, and that’s how they see us. They see us saying the bad things, and they see us saying things about them, and being negative. How can we expect to fulfill our duty of converting anyone to faith this way?

          • Bingo

            You are teachable? I hope Katy sees how believers see her and ges a rude awakening from the Holy Spirit speaking through us.

            the last thing she needs is a pat on the back from lukewarm believers who act like the world.

          • Heidi Hup

            I simply suggest that pointing out her faults will not help anyone. Perhaps I didn’t go about saying that the right way, and for that, I am sorry. This angry way people face nonbelievers is part of the problem, not the solution.

          • Bingo

            No one seems to be listing Katy’s faults. Christians see the hypocrisy in her, and there is nothing wrong with pointing it out. It is for her good that she hears it—if she does. It is more for the compromising one who actually bothers to read these comments, who will come to realize that we need to walk the walk and the talk.

            You are forgiven!

          • Heidi Hup

            How will pointing out her faults fix anything? If anything it will just turn anyone who’s on the fence the other way. It’s not like anyone looking at her performance is confused about whether it is christian-like behavior. I’m assuming we’re all adults here. No one should be confused about what is morally wrong and what is morally right at this point. I don’t even see what the point of this article is besides it just being here for everyone to just look at and shake their heads at. I don’t really see that getting us anywhere. I’ve been around christians and non christians alike, and I’ve seen first hand how this looks to them, and why they rebel against us and God. They don’t see the reasoning behind telling people it’s wrong. They just see a bunch of people being overly negative for no reason,and they don’t want to be a part of that. I’m telling you because I’ve seen it, by being this way, we’re killing their faith.

          • Bingo

            No one is pointing out faults. There is an assessment to be made of a young woman who has been raise din a Christian home and has acted as a leader in worship in a church and has with her mouth declared herself an unbeliever, and with her life’s work embraces immorality.

            The point is that she makes a mockery of God by claiming He basically approves of her behaviour before the world. He doesn’t approve, although He loves the girl—He is grieved by her.

            You can’t kill a faith that isn’t there. God calls us out of sin into a glorious new life in Jesus.

          • Heidi Hup

            “No one seems to be listing Katy’s faults. Christians see the hypocrisy in her, and there is nothing wrong with pointing it out. ” Does that not qualify somehow? What way are we going with this? Because it seems pretty counter intuitive to point out why she’s bad, then turn around and say that’s not what we’re doing.

            She didn’t say he approved of her bad behavior. She said he had her, and she had that performance. Both cases seem to be true here. God keeps all of us even when he does not approve of our behavior , and she did what she thought she should for her show, and it was successful in her own eyes. I certainly don’t think he approves of what she did on stage. Perhaps it’s because I see god as a parent figure, but as a parent myself, I’d have told my son the same thing. As in, I’ve got you, and I believe in you, even if I don’t approve of what you do.

            What I mean by, we’re killing faith, is that by keeping this overly negative attitude and outlook, that we’re suppose to abandon as children of God. We are reinforcing that stereotype that christians are just a pile of over zealous bigots. Who push their values on others but aren’t willing to follow them themselves. At least in the eyes of onlookers anyway. That’s exactly what it looks like, believe me I’ve asked. I can’t say I blame them for being that way and feeling that way if this is how everyone reacts to the slightest of criticisms. The way people are defensively lashing out whether they mean to or not is causing a large majority of outsiders looking in who might have been people we could reason with, to completely reject the notion of christianity being a good thing.

            I’m not saying this to be mean, I’m saying this because I’ve seen it happen so many times that it hurts. People who come to these sites and read these comments are curious, and what they find are these arguments over who’s more right. It’s all the evidence they need to rebel, and we lose people who could have been believers.

          • Bingo

            Bad? The Lord tells us that NO ONE IS GOOD. So, where are YOU going with this? You are misconstruing God’s agape love and giving your approval of a person who serves mammon over God. God loves her, and He chases after her—that is not in any doubt.

            But your argument is flimsy. the truth is that this young woman’s life does not stand for anything but hedonistic pleasure. We need to be praying for her.

            People who come to these sites are most often bent on hating Christians, but that is not going to deter us from speaking the truth, even when it is harsh. Jesus sure didn’t mince His words, and neither shall I. My strong words are not to Katy, but to those who have a skewed view of what constitutes a life marked by faith. Katy’s life is not such a life, and we desire her to come to faith—because she knows the truth, and her life speaks volumes that she rejects it. It also speaks to the lukewarm among us that it’s OK to do whatever one wants, because after all, God is love. She is sending a putrid lie by her words in this very article that will serve to lead people astray and miss salvation.

          • Heidi Hup

            well sir, that would include yourself.

            I don’t condone her behavior any more than I agree that assuming everyone who is not a christian coming to these places are here to hate. Even if they are coming here to hate, it’s our duty to show them how to be a good christain by the examples we lead.

          • Bingo

            Yes, I include myself, in that outside of God’s goodness, I am not good.

            I am doing what Jesus’ wants me to do, and you need to concern yourself with obeying God yourself.

          • Bingo

            There is nothing selfish about calling a spade a spade. My heart is grieved over this young woman and the fact she has turned her nose up at the life God is calling her to lad and has chosen to embrace what the world has offered her, instead.

  • William Mazeo

    Talk about mocking God…

  • Peter

    Just another deception! It is a god, and not The God who talked to her

  • Andrew Diamond

    I kissed a girl and I liked it too

  • Harry Oh!

    I have no doubt that something whispered in her ear, but it most likely was not God.

  • Jeri Burns

    satan is the god of this world.

  • headshaker

    Isn’t it funny how some people confuse their inner monologue with some mystical voice, that compels them to do certain things or behave certain ways. Pretty sure that’s just called “crazy” or “psychotic”, verging on “schizophrenic”.

  • Rebecca Warren

    As Christians all we can do is pray for Katie. We are living in the last days, Satan is working over tome. As Christians our lives must edify/glorify Christ. When God speaks to our conscious, it is of righteous counsel. God does not give unrightous counsel that wil lead you and others astray. Katie has fallen into worldly persutes, all we can do is pray for her…

    • Paul Hiett

      It’s been 2000 years…don’t hold your breath.

  • Bodine Bodine

    To believe that God spoke such endearing words to a person who has denounced being a Christian, and who continually and publicly promotes immoral behavior, is akin to being deluded! The voice she heard, if she really heard anything at all, was not God’s voice!

    “Life’s dim windows of the soul,
    distort the heavens from pole to pole.
    And goad you to believe a lie,
    When you see with, and not through, the eye!” – William Blake

    There is nothing about Katy Perry that points to Christ!

  • Amanda Danielle Sharpton

    This article is horrible, there is no direction to it whatsoever. What exactly is supposed to be the main point here? Why do you choose to exploit Katy Perry’s feelings toward their daughter? Of course they love their daughter! And of course they are going to be concerned when they feel she is not following in the direction they raised her.
    I believe it is possible that God spoke to her. Not a single one of you guys know what God has planned for her life. No one knows that she won’t one day return to her Christian faith. And on another note, not all of her songs contain music about homosexuality, one song contains the lyrics “build your house on solid rock not in the sand.” She clearly has not lost touch with God, even though she may pretend to, and God might just use it one day to draw her back to him. Obviously I do not know any of this for sure, but I do know that God never gave any of us the authority to judge.

  • thoughtsfromflorida

    He probably also said: “Ignore all those loony people who think that because you sang ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it’ that you are “promoting experimenting with lesbianism”.

  • Bud Shaw

    LOL…Y’all are HILARIOUS!! Katy knows God in her own way…she knows Jesus in her own way…she believes in prayer in her own way…she hears His voice as SHE hears Him…NOT, how YOU hear Him…it’s called a PERSONAL Realtionship for a reason…and it’s HER OWN WAY of knowing and speaking with the Lord!! you hypocrites think she has to believe, pray and talk to God the way YOU do??? LOLOLOL Thank GOD He did not create me the same as you who condemen, isolate, and divide..EWW! ..He create me & Perry and every other person on earth DIFFERENTLY!! Shame on ALL of you for using Scripture to be used AGAINST children of God…FYI…that is called Blaspheme! You Hypocrites!

    • tyler

      I happen to be a non believer, but this comment makes me happy.
      I see the vast majority of other people on here commenting that: “she was not talking to the right god”, “that wasn’t god talking to her”, “she is evil, god would never talk to her” ,etc etc..
      Isn’t everyone a sinner? and who are we to judge others?

  • Michael Castner

    Thank you yahweh for helping to give a wonderful halftime show.

  • Peter Leh

    Both Parents are ministers. she grew up in church. god can speak to who ever he wishes.

  • cheryl

    How sad! She sold her soul to the devil. She is NOT following God’s voice but Satan’s. So many are deceived into thinking they are saved and going to heaven when they are headed for hell and judgment. And yes, we are to have righteous judgment so many get it wrong saying we aren’t to judge between right and wrong. The basis for judgment is always God’s word, the Bible. It’s best to get to know it real well because it says we will be judged by the words in the book. ‘Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee’.

  • cheryl

    If it doesn’t line up with what the Bible says and teaches we can know for certain that it’s not from God.

  • Shame on you

    People people please please….. after reading some of these comments…. oy my head hurts! All I can say is nothing makes the devil happier then to see Christians go at it with each other! Who are you trying to please the devil or God? Why don’t we stick to the subject at hand shall we? The subject was Katy Perry no? Was she speaking with the Lord? I’m going to venture a guess here and say nooooooooooooooo. She has rejected God by her own admition, forgive my bad spelling, she either was never a real Christian (being she was born into the family but she never actually made that commitment herself to Christ) or she fell away is back sliden either way she like every human being is lost, only through Christ can we be found, so pray for her and all that are lost. As for the people on here to my dear fellow brothers and sisters…. as this is a public forum and everyone else here has a right to give there opinion can I give mine? Thank you. 🙂 From what I have read, didn’t read 40 or more comments as I have eye strain and a head ache from the bunch I did read. Not to mention its rather depressing and frankly I’m disgusted enough as it is o I don’t need help on that subject thanks. As I’m sure we ALL have our own problems, life sucks for everyone Christian and atheist alike so lets not add to it. Now my opinion….. as some smart man said an opinion is like a blank every bodys got one so heres mine….. I agree with a little bit of everyone, almost everyone, here. There is a God there is a devil if your not with God then you are against God, hey you can be with or without whom ever you want to be with its not between you and me its between you and God. You like me will have Him and only Him to answer to at the end of your life. And yes God is a God of the greatest love any human being can even ever dream of and then a whole heck of a lot more that we cant even dream of but!!! God is a pure God, a concept we cant evennnnnnnnnnnnn come close to understanding. God hates sin cant even be any where near sin so much so that He had to send Jesus to take upon Himself (God Himself had to come down out of Heaven to be one of His created the Creator of ALL things had to actually come out of Heaven to suffer and DIE for the very creatures that He Himself created at those same creatures He’s actually coming to die for hands!) all our evil sinfull ways so that Jesus could cover us so the Father in Heaven could even see us again. But make no mistake as much as the Lord loves us and will forgive us if we come to Him if we repent if we follow Him…. the Lord plays no games with us He doesn’t have to He’s God He doesn’t have any need to be sadistic or play games with us that’s a human way not a God way. The Lord can take us out with barely a breath an we’re gone. And the Lord never needs to mince words when Christ said you are of your father the devil he wasn’t saying it to be flip He meant it. There are those who aren’t ….. lets say human. Rather hybrids don’t believe it? Read your Bible better. Better yet go listen to LA Marzulli you’ll understand better what I’m saying. Is it better to be kind to everyone sure can we always be kind? No we’re human, most, and as much as we would all love to be kissy face at this point in time, since we are at the end, that’s going to be less and less likely to happen. Always try to remember that at points when you’d rather rip someone a new one take a breath and a step back if possible and think of our Lord and more over ask Him how you should handle it. Some times bitting your toung goes a long way in not causing yourself an ulcer take up the big fights leave the little ones to the Lord, actually leave everything in His hands He knows what He’s doing. And to Fundisi and Bingo…. I understand where your coming from I’ve had many duels with atheists believe me. We get mad pissed off at how dare you insult my God ect…. but look they don’t ever learn that way not sure there is a way if the Lord cant reach them then just pray for them we can see what awaits them and as mad as we might get at them we don’t really wish them ill will they cant see what we can see they need us if in no other way then pray hard for them. This is a nasty life for us all my fondest desire wish is for all this insanity to be over once and for all not just for me but for everyone I think we have all suffered enough I want us ALL home with the Lord. The Lord bled for us all He deserves us ALL. May the good Lord Bless and keep you who believe and reach those of you who don’t believe before its too late. Peace and love to all here. 🙂

  • Matt McLaughlin

    she’s riding the edge of insanity. Why cant she marry somebody who isnt a star?

  • T C

    A very confused parent who produced a very confused daughter. Her father needs to stand up for Christ and His righteousness, not coddle his daughters defiance of the one true God. Shameful.

  • MichelofChrist

    We all need to just ignore all of the “non-born again” types, as they are only coming here to cause trouble; argue in their ignorance and waste our time.
    – Repeat; wise-up and ignore them.
    (And save the tired statement that you just might convince them to come to Christ – that’s the job of the Holy Spirit. They are strife-driven Christ-haters. – Ignore them.)

  • CoF89

    I hope someday she turn their way to the Lord Jesus again. We all need Him!