Comments he feels were misconstrued.
Katy Perry's father is in the news this week, not because he's taken a stance on his daughters impending divorce, but because he made some comments recently at an Ohio church that were deemed anti-semitic. According to reports, Keith Hudson, an evangelical minister, took his preaching too far when he made a off-kileter remark to his congreationg about the Jewish community. He was quoted as saying:
“You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey. You go to L.A. and they own all the Rolex and diamond places. Walk down a part of L.A. where we live and it is so rich it smells. You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah! Amen.”
Yeah, we could see where people would have a problem with that.
After several religious organizations came forward to the press to make their stance known on his sermin, Keith issued an apology for his “hurtful and ugly language,” and added in a statement:
“I used images about Jews rooted in the worst anti-Semitism in the past, images that at times led to the persecution and murder of Jews. I can’t tell you where I picked up phrases and descriptions that became part of my vocabulary. I used them without ever considering what they meant.”
Glad he has seen the light, so to speak. You can check out the video (above) to hear Keith speak in his own words about his comments and get some feedback from some of the religious groups that took offense to his words.
Sometimes, people really do forgot the power just a few choice words can have.
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