Katy Perry recently slammed Christianity for allegedly teaching her to fear gay people.
Just recently, the “I Kissed A Girl” singer accepted an award for LGBT rights advocacy at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Gala. While there, Perry gave an impactful speech where she revealed that there is some truth to the song she wrote about kissing a girl and liking it. “Truth be told, I did more than that. But how was I going to reconcile that with the gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps?” she said.
Perry went on to say that it was only when she started writing pop music a few years ago that she realized being gay doesn’t mean you will burn in hell. In 2008, she released “I Kissed A Girl,” and it caused an uproar among her fellow Christians. On the other hand, a lot of people fell in love with the song and made it their anthem.
“My first words were mama and dada, God and Satan. When I was growing up, homosexuality was synonymous with the word abomination and Hell, a place of gnashing of teeth, continuous burning of skin and probably Mike Pence’s ultimate guest list for a barbeque. So most of my unconscious adolescence, I prayed the gay away at my Jesus camps,” she continued.
On her Twitter account, Perry thanked her millions of fans from across the globe for their understanding and support. The singer also said that she will always serve as the voice for the LGBT and will continue to do so with the help of her longtime friends in the industry, as well as her manager, according to USA Today.