So much for liberal tolerance. In an interview published at Marie Claire on Monday, singer Katy Perry said she banned her parents from seeing her perform at Barack Obama’s inauguration in January because they happen to be Republicans.
“My parents are Republicans, and I’m not,” Perry said of her parents, Mary and Keith Hudson. “They didn’t vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, ‘We can come.’ And I was like, ‘No, you can’t. I love you so much, but that—on principle.’ They understood, but I was like, ‘How dare you?’ in a way.”
“If they were willing to put aside their political beliefs to see their daughter perform for the president, couldn’t she?” Noel Sheppard asked at Newsbusters.
Ironically, the article says she has a “great relationship” with her evangelical parents — apparently except for this Republican thing.
“As Perry tells it, her parents met when Mary, ‘a pot-smoking debutante’ and freelance journalist, was covering a tent revival in Las Vegas, which Keith, an acid-dropping hippie turned preacher, was attending,” Marie Claire said.
“People don’t understand that I have a great relationship with my parents—like, how that can exist,” Perry told Claire Hoffman. “There isn’t any judgment. They don’t necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don’t necessarily agree with everything they do. They’re at peace with—they pray for me is what they do. They’re fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her.”
According to the article, Perry has also shed her “born-again past” and finds spirituality through therapy, Transcendental Meditation and “the writing of Eckhart Tolle,” although she says she still prays.
“I don’t believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don’t want to hear,” Perry said.
An article at The Blaze called Perry’s reasoning “petty,” while Sheppard called it “sickening.”
For us, it’s just one more piece of evidence that proves liberalism is an ideology of rage and hate.
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