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Are You Surprised by Prince's Comments?

Are You Surprised by Prince's Comments?

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Prince supposedly opened up about how religion and the Bible have changed his outlook on certain political and social issues. When asked more specifically about gay marriage and abortion, he said, “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.’" Obviously those are strong words that lots of people will have passionate opinions about. So tell us — are you surprised by Prince's comments?

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StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
Artemis, i totally agree. He was simply stating what he believed in the bible to be true... how is that judgment??? I believe what God meant by not judging others is that you don't know what is in another person's heart, and therefore you cannot tell a person what will happen upon their judgment day with God. You cannot tell a person, you are going to hell.... because of their acts. Same as, just because a person seems nice, you cannot tell them they are going to heaven, because it is what is in their Heart that God will judge. Simply stating that you believe homosexuality is wrong is not a judgment. It's like stating that robbing a bank is wrong, or cheating on your wife. You aren't casting judgment..... Calm down folks....
Zarah Zarah 7 years
my mom has worked with this guy a handful of times over the last 20 or so years and says he's a complete flake, lol. so yah, these hair brained comments are not surprising to me at all.
Artemis Artemis 7 years
There is a common - and dangerous - misinterpretation in today's world that stating clearly what you believe is right or wrong equals judging others. Taken to the extreme, it would really mean the break-down of the common set of values our societies are based on - and the end of freedom of speech. I believe that at the very centre of Christianity, there is a set of rules and values which Christians belive come from a divine power (and have been interpreted and "safeguarded" by the various Chuch Councils over the generations). At the same time, there is also free will, which has been granted by God to every living person. In practice, this means that as a Christian, I believe that to practice homosexuality or to have an abortion is a sin, but I also respect that each and every one of us has free will to choose to perform such acts - just as I will sin in 100 different ways every day. Personally, I do not believe that Jehova's Witnesses is based on Christian values and the teachings of the Bible, but I still applaud Prince for stading up for what he believes in, in particular in an era where the space for what is politically correct seems to narrow sharply - and dangerously.
Artemis Artemis 7 years
There is a common - and dangerous - misinterpretation in today's world that stating clearly what you believe is right or wrong equals judging others. Taken to the extreme, it would really mean the break-down of the common set of values our societies are based on - and the end of freedom of speech. I believe that at the very centre of Christianity, there is a set of rules and values which Christians belive come from a divine power (and have been interpreted and "safeguarded" by the various Chuch Councils over the generations). At the same time, there is also free will, which has been granted by God to every living person. In practice, this means that as a Christian, I believe that to practice homosexuality or to have an abortion is a sin, but I also respect that each and every one of us has free will to choose to perform such acts - just as I will sin in 100 different ways every day. Personally, I do not believe that Jehova's Witnesses is based on Christian values and the teachings of the Bible, but I still applaud Prince for stading up for what he believes in, in particular in an era where the space for what is politically correct seems to narrow sharply - and dangerously.
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 7 years
I'm disgusted.
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 7 years
I'm disgusted.
bleached bleached 7 years
Very true indeed cnyc. After all, Jesus did say "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone"
cnyc1a cnyc1a 7 years
I honestly can't stand it when people famous or not have a religious awakening and therefore judge people because they think it's justifiable . I mean I get it but just because you read the bible and go to Church, Temple, Kingdom Hall, etc doesn't give you the RIGHT to judge others because you yourself are not PERFECT. All we really need is Love in our hearts to be better people
Suzaila Suzaila 7 years
Glad that he didn't say it. Even though we are free to say whatever they want, we should show some decorum. The way the journalist quote him made him sound a tad rude me think.
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 7 years
I believe that he is referring to Sodom and Gomorrah, and if you believe in the Bible and Jesus, then most likely you also believe that this was an actual event. God destroyed the city and it's inhabitants because of the way that they had chosen to live their lives. They had gone against his will and did the things that he had strictly prohibited. To be quite honest, I'm not sure how to feel about gay marriage. I understand that their are people who have chosen to live their life. SOME have fought their feelings thinking or knowing that it could hurt their family or friends. The constitution says that all people have equal rights, which means that unless the constitution is changed, then our government cannot say who is allowed to get married and who is not.
RaCheer RaCheer 7 years
I'm not surprised...but I always thought he was gay. Ooops.
acyl acyl 7 years
Thanks for the update briand!I was like WTF?? I knew that didn't make sense!
acyl acyl 7 years
Thanks for the update briand! I was like WTF?? I knew that didn't make sense!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Nope - no surprise here. I mean it's Prince y'all.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
He made an announcement LONG ago that he wont sing his old songs in concert any longer, he still sells out!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
He made an announcement LONG ago that he wont sing his old songs in concert any longer, he still sells out!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
billy, you are mocking his religion, judging him, calling him a freak. Youi are doing exactly what you accuse him of doing. as a christian I know many people whos past was questionable but once they accept "God" into thier lives they are the best sort to spread his message.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
billy, you are mocking his religion, judging him, calling him a freak. Youi are doing exactly what you accuse him of doing. as a christian I know many people whos past was questionable but once they accept "God" into thier lives they are the best sort to spread his message.
ECULeah ECULeah 7 years
Glad to know he didn't say actually say that. But it was shocking when I thought that he did because his whole image is based on being sexual and somewhat feminine. Have you ever listened to the lyrics in a Prince song? *Side-note* When I was a kid I found Prince tape in a box of my uncle's old stuff and thought he was a shirtless woman covering his breasts(which horrified me, it being in my uncle's stuff). When my mother explained to me that the person on the cover was actually a man it kind of disturbed me more :-p
ECULeah ECULeah 7 years
Glad to know he didn't say actually say that. But it was shocking when I thought that he did because his whole image is based on being sexual and somewhat feminine. Have you ever listened to the lyrics in a Prince song? *Side-note* When I was a kid I found Prince tape in a box of my uncle's old stuff and thought he was a shirtless woman covering his breasts(which horrified me, it being in my uncle's stuff). When my mother explained to me that the person on the cover was actually a man it kind of disturbed me more :-p
L7amiguita L7amiguita 7 years
Agree with Hainan57. I don't understand how him expressing his opinion translates into him thinking he's Jesus??? Also, his comment didn't say sex was evil. Learn to read more accurately, then make a comment.
Banzai Banzai 7 years
LOL who cares what little 5'2 Princess has to say? I wonder if he'll give up living on the lap of luxury after all most of his fans are G-A-Y! I bet he'll over look that though.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
billy you are judging him... a bit hypocritical are we??? People can learn the wrong in their ways. AND I didn't read that he said sex was an evil thing, he was simply paraphrasing the bible's story or sodom and gomorrah.
billyart101 billyart101 7 years
I hate when people find "god" and suddenly decide to subvert their whole life's message. Sex is not an evil thing. Get off your high horse and stop judging people, you purple freak! Irony, I know!he's clearly getting that Oprah, Tyra, Beyonce complex where he thinks he's jesus.
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