I Kissed a Girl and I liked It – Then I Went to Hell

The song topping the charts by international pop star Katy Perry is creating some controversy in the small town of Blacklick, Ohio.

Originally reported by the The Columbus Dispatch, The Havens Corner Church had on their sign a message that was meant to be a warning to young people about the dangers of homsexuality and promiscuity. “I kissed a girl and I liked it…” it quotes from the popular song, but adds, “…then I went to Hell.” (See inset).

The Dispatch quotes the pastor of the 100-member church, “It’s not something that is really a shock if you’re a scriptural person,” said the Rev. Dave Allison.

“We meant that as a loving warning to teens. … The Scriptures tell us that you should not do what the song tells you to do. The Scriptures are not ambiguous on this issue.”

Allison adds, “If anyone’s seen the video and understands how lewd and suggestive the video is for this song, that is not something young people should go toward.”

On the other side of the fence, Lynne Bowman of Equality Ohio was quoted as saying, “Equality Ohio has identified at least 300 churches in Ohio that welcome gay people looking for a church home. “That sign just tells them where they cannot go to find the love and faith in Christ.”

The sign was displayed for about 24 hours until it was changed to read, “Through faith in Christ God loves us and Forgives our Sins”. The Pastor said it was not due to outrage. He said he received volumes of support from throughout the state.

Instead, he said, “It was confusing to many people who called in or e-mailed because they didn’t know to what he was referring. They were unaware of the song.”

These kind of post always bring out the nut jobs. I look forward to comments from any reasonable preson who would debate this issue.

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7 Responses

  1. I originally spotted this story on Breitbart. Some idiot left a comment I just had to reply to so I’ll post it here.

    1. (not applicable)

    2. The church has a right to tell it’s message.

    3. The song has a good beat and you can dance to it.

    4. I don’t want my 14 yr old daughter (or my sons) thinking homosexuality is acceptable behavior. You may think it is. You may even think that its “normal”. It’s not. It’s a choice and a deviant behavior which (in most cases) is learned not inherited. Genetics may make one predesposed to act on these impulses, just as alcoholism can increase ones chances of becoming addicted to drinking. Learning not to act on ones impulses is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom.

    5. I don’t don’t care if I’m called a homophobe. I’m far from it.

    6. I am an agnostic. It’s science, not religion that forms my view.

  2. I cannot believe everyone is so up in arms about this.
    Ok it is a mediocre song. But who really cares if anyone wants to kiss any body. All the God botherers and Homophobes can kiss my straight gay friendly arse. Let people be poeple and mind your own business I say. If all you churchie right wing fucks just loosened up a little bit the world might just be a nicer place. Oh dear i said some rude words. Please feel free to get over it or curse me to a non-existant Hell.

  3. Maybe they’d like the song if it were called “I was raped by a priest and I didn’t like it”. On the sign outside the church, they could add “and then I went to therapy for the rest of my life.”

    Christians, please keep your self-hatred to yourself. You’re ashamed of your thoughts, of your “secret desires” only because you were taught that you should be. Sex is a gift, kissing is a gift, connections with other consenting human beings is a wonderful thing. You gotta pull yourself out of the stone ages and stop hating people that aren’t like you. THEY AREN’T GOING AWAY. Close-minded people are the biggest threat to our existence. They cause war. Kissing people doesn’t.

    Wensel

  4. I am not responding to you post but a comment you made on the blog Mudflats.

    You had said that you are a pro-choice Republican. You also said that Roe vs Wade has no chance of being overturned.

    In the past, I thought the same as you…because, in the past, it was CORRECT. There was no threat of it being overturned.

    Now however, it not only is probable, it is ABSOLUTE if McCain is elected and he follows the extreme right portion of the Republicans and brings in anti-choice Supreme Court judges.

    As you know, they are appointed for life. They cannot be fired. What they say becomes or changes laws. Period.

    It is my understanding that only one more judge is needed to overturn Roe v Wade.

    It will happen. It is not a scare tactic. It is math.

  5. The entire world is much like it was in Sodom and Gom. before the Lord destroyed it. You can say there is no God, there is no Heaven, there is no Hell. But you will only know at the moment of your death. And if there is a hell, and you keep doing what you are doing without repenting, I can only say that forever in pain and loneliness is more than horrible…it’s unbearable but unbearable forever is a long time. It’s our choice.

  6. Hi Susan in Alt, thanks for taking the time to stop by.

    McCain has also stated quite clearly that he will appoint judges that don’t legislate from the bench. They may be pro-life, but that doesn’t mean it will be overturned. There are too many americans that will see to it that it is not overturned. There are also many conservatives like myself, that will voice our opinions if it is (with our votes, etc). It only takes four years right?

    I think the bigger problem is not if abortion should be legal, but under what circumstances is it legal. It is too much of a “black and white” debate, but the issue itself is quite gray.

    Most doctors and scientists agree that self awareness begins somewhere about the 12th week of pregnancy. Our laws need to take this into account. While most people will agree that late term abortion is not acceptable, the same person may think it should be permissable in the first trimester.

    Take religion out of the equation (not all conservatives are bible thumping evangelicals), and you find the question of conception becomes a scientific issue and the morality of abortion becomes a bit easier to understand (at least for those more logically minded).

    Americans don’t need a ban on abortion. We need more common sense laws coupled with good education and parenting. It’s not just a Yes or No issue as too many seem to think it is.

  7. “There are also many conservatives like myself, that will voice our opinions if it is (with our votes, etc). It only takes four years right?”

    Vote on what? You don’t a get a vote. Once another conservative supreme court judge is appointed, it will be done.

    You have no say.

    They are appointed for life and cannot be fired. Placing supreme court judges is the most power a President has because of that.

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