Katy Perry: Kissing Girls = Going To Hell?

This morning Katy Perry posted a picture and a link to a news story out of Columbus, Ohio that turned her lyrics into a message …

“It’s not something that is really a shock if you’re a scriptural person,” said the Rev. Dave Allison, pastor of the church who displayed the sign, “We meant that as a loving warning to teens. … The Scriptures tell us that you should not do what the song tells you to do. The Scriptures are not ambiguous on this issue.”

Katy Perry’s only comment so far is “This… is why there’s a disconnect.”

Kind of ambiguous, eh? I mean, don’t the lyrics already suggest that Perry agrees with this sentiment? “It’s not what Good girls do / Not how they should behave / My head gets so confused / Hard to obey.

I had a conversation with an artist on Warped Tour (Yonnas from The Pirate Signal) this summer who thinks that Katy Perry is teaching little girls to be homophobic, specifically because of above mentioned lyrics. “There’s plenty of girls who kiss girls and like it — they’re called lesbians. By singing about it like it’s a bad, forbidden thing, it’s sending impressionable minds the wrong message.”

On the other hand, the “Ain’t no big deal, it’s innocent” lyric circles back around.

What are your thoughts?

I swear if I was still in school I could write an essay on this. After all, I did one for that Pussycat Dolls song, “Don’cha.” Haaa.