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.