There’s so much to say about what you’re about to see that we don’t even know where to begin. So, we’ll start at the beginning: the video came from two readers.
One reader described it as “appalling” and promised that we would be “insulted”. Another reader – in fact, our old friend Joe from The Cup of Joe, presented it thus: “For those of you who haven’t seen the joy that is this video”.
Now, those are obviously opposing statements, but let’s just say both reviews hold water.
Here are some things to keep in mind while viewing:
1. The video associates itself with a record company called Love God’s Way. We headed over for a gander and were surprised to find a quote from Oscar Wilde:
Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return. With us time itself does not progress. It revolves. It seems to circle round one centre of pain.
Wilde’s then quoted as a “reformed homosexual”. As if that’s not bad enough, they’ve got a list of “gay bands” to “watch out for”. It includes blatantly queer musicians such as Rufus Wainwright and Scissor Sisters, but also includes The Doors, The Strokes and Phish…
2. A man named Donnie Davies sings the song. Davies is apparently a big deal, because the site has a special video message from him. We don’t be to judge (oh, yes we do), but he sounds like a total faggot. View for yourself.
3. The track features such as absurd lyrics as: “Lord help them hear me and make clear my voice, cause being is gay is nothing but a choice! God hates a fag…” Oh, don’t worry, it gets better: “Read the Bible, you’ll be sure to enter heaven, there’s no back door/righteous man, get on your knees, there lies no virtue in sodomy.” There’s only one word for that: genius. No wonder Joe wondered whether it’s all a joke. Sort of makes those Westboro Baptist jams seem a bit childish, no?
Anyway, here’s the video. Prepare to have your life changed forever…