So instead of leading by example and spreading joy and peace this Christmas season, some Christian groups are focused on controversy — specifically stirring the pot when it comes to a Johnny Depp tune they denounce as blasphemous.
As soon as some little birdies told Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family to listen to Jesus Stag Night Club by Babybird, they went ballistic!
The song is a story about some men hiring a Jesus look-a-like for a bachelor party. At the end of the night, the Jesus twinkie ends up passed out drunk. But ohp! Come to find out, this is the real Jesus. Dun dun duunnnn….
Now, what does any of this have to do with Johnny Depp?? Well he lent his voice to the tune. So now leaders from the groups are saying:
I'm sure he thinks he's being very funny, but he's simply a disgrace. One day, Johnny Depp and his cronies will face the judgment of our Lord and they will burn in hell for this filth. We are sickened by Mr. Depp's behavior. Why did he need to record this song? It's a slap in the face to Christians all over the world.
But Babybird frontman Steven Jones rebutted:
Christians go to heaven. Sinners go to hell. This is their message of peace. Oh yes and gays can f–k off too. It's a beautiful world, Jesus.
Every song I've ever written is full to the brim with meaning, and this song takes the idea that if Jesus was around today, he would probably be laying low, like I was, in a Days Inn single room, staying incognito to prevent fueling any religious hatred.
If they were true Jesus lovers, they wouldn't own CD players and iPods, they would be wandering the world preaching love and understanding.
Well said, Stevey!!
If they really wanted to show Johnny the gospel, acting as the judge themselves probably isn't going to do anything for their case!
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