Katy Perry, a pop singer who has made over $350 million in the last 8 years, was raised in the home of Pentecostal evangelists. When Katy (whose real last name is “Hudson”) was a teenager, she had already produced a Christian album, “Keep The Faith”, and worked with “Acquire The Fire” youth ministry.
Of course, the world had no interest in her at all. The world doesn’t want anything to do with those who promote Jesus. Sadly, once Katy renounced her faith and starting singing, “I Kissed A Girl”, they can’t get enough of her. This is characteristic of the world. Jesus even said it would this way…
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, THE WORLD WOULD LOVE HIS OWN: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
LESSON LEARNED: If you want the world to like you, don’t love Jesus. (Jesus is okay as long as He stays in the background and makes you look religious, but if you plan on promoting Jesus as Lord; get ready for rejection.)
Katy is just another story like Paul’s fellow traveling minister, Demas. Demas traveled for a while on the road with the apostle Paul, hearing and seeing this great man of God in action. What an honor! However, somewhere along the line, Demas got mesmerized by the world and lost out with God. He made a shipwreck of his faith. Paul mournfully mentions him in 2 Timothy 4:10, when he wrote the young pastor, Timothy and reported…
“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world…”
Like Demas, somewhere along the line, Katy saw the world as much better than Jesus and decided to give up all up for the glitter and glamor and “pleasures of sin for a season”. (Hebrews 11:24-26) In a recent interview she remarked that she is no longer a Christian, but believe she is still connected with God even though, “I don’t believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne…”
Katy is the middle child of 3 kids. I’ve watched several interviews where she openly talks about her parents being conservative Christians and how “bad” she had it. Each time I would watch or read her remarks, it struck a chord in my heart, because Carolyn and I raised 4 kids on the road as evangelists as well. And we were every bit as conservative…
“Music wasn’t allowed in the house because it’s the devil’s work… And if I brought home friends, my mom wanted to know if they were Christians… That’s my parents. THEY’RE CRAZY! THEY’RE NUTS!” – Blender magazine
THAT HURT. I’m sure any Christian parent has heard the “sob story” of their “poor, little, mistreated” child who had “overbearing, demanding” parents who would not let them “do anything”. Minister’s kids are especially vulnerable to this attitude because Satan hates preachers and knows that messing with their children is such an easy target and can make a major impact. (We all know of stories to confirm this.)
But one example I found of Katy and her younger brother only proves just as immature and childish the accusations can get from a disgruntled son/daughter who hated being raised in a Christian home. Both her and her brother got on national television and made a big fuss about just how “crazy” and “nuts” their parents were. Of course, after that interview, nearly every time a magazine would interview her, they’d go back to that story and get as many miles out of it as they could…
“I wasn’t able to say I was “lucky” because my mother would rather us say that we were “blessed”, and she also didn’t like that lucky sounded like Lucifer… I wasn’t allowed to eat Lucky Charms…” — Rolling Stone magazine
I’m sure millions of people shook their heads in unbelief that “poor little precious” Katy was so abused as a child that her parents would not allow her to eat Lucky Charms! How very sad! Those parents were “NUTS”!
No wonder Katy left Christianity! I’D LEAVE CHRIST TOO IF I WERE NOT ALLOWED TO EAT LUCKY CHARMS! Why, that’s the best tasting cereal in the whole wide world! AND HEALTHY TOO!
Hey, they are “Frosted Lucky Charms, they’re magically delicious!”
(According to General Mills, the manufacturer, Lucky Charms is 37% sugar by weight. This places it at the high-sugar end of what Choice magazine calls “high sugar breakfast cereals”.)
BUT WHO REALLY CARES IF THE LITTLE HUDSON KIDS ARE EATING RIGHT? What offends me is the fact that “these horrible Christian parents” were trying to DEPRIVE THEIR KIDS FROM those wonderful corn syrup, confectionery coated Four-Leaf Clovers and those sugar laced, modified corn starch Horseshoes, and those lovely dextrose-filled, high fructose corn syrup Crescent Moons! How “CRAZY” are these parents??? How “NUTS” can Christians be??
(I hope you are detecting my sarcasm here.)
I’m sure if Katy’s parents were wealthy movie stars and would never allow their children to eat “unhealthy sugary cereals”, then no one would call them “crazy”! I’m sure if Katy’s mom and dad were into some new age holistic health kick that forbid anything to do with corn syrup, dextrose, fructose and sugars, they would be looked at with admiration and seen as “wonderful parents”, who truly “loved their children”. But throw Jesus in the mix, and you get groans from appalled fans.
Oh well, just another proof that Jesus was right when He said, “…wisdom is justified of all her children.” (Luke 7:35) In other words, “People can rationalize anything”, even dishonoring your Christian parents…
THINK ABOUT IT! – John Muncy
“For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; A MAN’S ENEMIES ARE THE MEN OF HIS OWN HOUSE.”
“Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and CHILDREN SHALL RISE UP AGAINST THEIR PARENTS, AND SHALL CAUSE THEM TO BE PUT TO DEATH.”