Prince Discovers God, Says Some Homophobic Crap

Super-queeny pop star Prince become a Jehovah’s Witness seven years ago, an experience he describes as “a realization. It’s like Morpheus and Neo in ‘The Matrix’”. The upshot of this for everyone is that if you live in Los Angeles, there’s an honest-to-goodness chance that you’ll have Prince show up on your doorstep one day, clutching a copy of The Watchtower. The downside? He’s saying things like:

“But there’s the problem of interpretation, and you’ve got some churches, some people, basically doing things and saying it comes from here, but it doesn’t. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum you’ve got blue, you’ve got the Democrats, and they’re, like, ‘You can do whatever you want.’ Gay marriage, whatever. But neither of them is right… God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’”

If only God could come back to Earth and clear the world of all its terrible homosexuals again! Though, if I were Prince, I’d watch out I wasn’t swept away in the divine retribution as well. When The New Yorker describes your house as:

“Mediterranean style…personal flourishes here and there—a Lucite grand piano with a gold-colored “Artist Formerly Known as Prince” symbol suspended over it, purple paisley pillows on a couch. Candles scented the air, and New Age music played in the living room, where a TV screen showed images of bearded men playing flutes”

…And describes you as “a small fifty-year-old man in yoga pants and a big sweater, wearing platform flip-flops over white socks, like a geisha”, you better hope that He doesn’t mistake you for Liberace. Seriously Prince, you’re a 50 year old bachelor with a closet full of ruffled shirts. Do you really want to be going there?

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #homophobia #jehovah'switnesses #prince stories and more


  • Jamie

    There goes half of his fan base. The idiot.

  • Cam

    Ok, so I get it, Prince went around slept with whomever he wanted, and now that he is irrelevent,groupies aren’t throwing themselves at his feet, AND he is older and going through male menopause he suddenly says “Um, gee, people shouldn’t be sleeping around” Yeah, ok Prince, then could you please explain the lyrics to “Darling Nikkie” for me?

    It’s just like Oral Roberts, or jim Baker, when they would preach against Adultery while they were having sex with prostitutes. The biggest whores are ALWAYS the ones who say that everybody should be virgins. Hey Prince, here is an idea……write a good song then maybe somebody would give a shit about anything you have to say.

  • Inertia_90

    I stopped caring about him after he sued that mother for making a video using 30 seconds of his song. What a douche.

  • Jackie

    open mouth, insert foot?

  • Ben

    yeah im not sure i really like prince all that much anymore…..

  • An Other Greek


    I never really got anything about his private life, and certainly never cared, but I loved his music and persona…

    So sad for me to read this…

    how thin the line between genius and idiot…


  • DannyHaszard

    Old Prince Please.

    I love Prince,I hope he comes to his senses and doesn’t squander his career for a cult.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower sect) are the worst of the worst among the hardcore fundys.
    They don’t believe in hellfire just make it hell on earth for members who try to leave their cult.
    Lots of twisted teachings,no blood transfusions, only 144,000 go to heaven,child abuse and abuse of women and elderly.

    Danny Haszard

  • Joe Moag

    I didn’t even realize that this fag was still making music.

  • Chuck

    The thing is, he was always too much of a screamer for some of us to ever really care about. I mean, if gay meant being as gay as him, we started questioning our instincts. Thankfully we had many other models, for me Michael Stipe and Montgomery Clift. But now this embarrassingly out homo turns out to be a homophobe? Kind of makes you question why he exists at all. Must have been a former Jew for Hitler.

  • jGrrl

    I like his old music and I won’t delete it because of this but I’ll be damned if I’ll ever pay another cent for anything connected to his name.

  • fredo777


    I, too, am an old fan (though, I’m not really all that old) of his work.

    As an 80’s kid, his was some of my favorite stuff.

    – heartbreak –

  • Mark

    Sorry, Prince. Your ‘god’ never came to earth. The stories are mythological and do not describe any real person or god.

    You are pathetic.

  • Anthony in Nashville

    This comment only confirms my belief that Prince was always conservative and his “freaky” image (Dirty Mind, Controversy, underwear on stage, makeup, etc) was a calculated trick to distinguish himself from other black acts of the era. [And I’m black so please don’t accuse me of race baiting.]

    Since he became a Jehovah’s Witness his true colors have been showing.

  • GranDiva

    @Joe Moag:
    Mostly because he isn’t. And I’m a hardcore Prince fan. He stopped making music sometime in the early nineties and just started recycling.

    As far as the Jehovah’s Witness thing, I blame Michael Jackson. Although Price was a better musician, he could never bite Michael’s media profile, even when Jackson was clearly in decline, so Prince has been trying to co-opt the bananas lifestyle for the last seven or eight years. He still doesn’t realize that it isn’t working.

  • J.D.

    Whatever, Prince. You sound like any other “born-again” Christian. You’re not even relevant these days.

  • mark

    the artist previously known as….I forget.

    didn’t he USE to be somebody?

    The first time I heard anything about Prince was just prior to Purple Rain, the poster of him putting on make up, with his bare a$$ in the air, hung in a Minneapolis bath house.

  • jGrrl

    @Anthony in Nashville: you make a good point and its ben done before – it wouldn’t surprise me at all if it was just his “schtick” Kinda ‘Katy Perry-ish’ in its way.

  • fredo777

    Ah, nvm. HuffPo just links to the same article.

  • fredo777

    Also, I find it funny that he’s a literal Bible-thumper.

    “Prince tapped his Bible and said…”

  • psy

    Once they “find god” their music starts to suck. Amirite?

  • The Gay Numbers

    It’s just funny because he’s a total slut. ANd I am trying to figure out what part of the bible makes what he does for aliving acceptable? this is like when I learned Britney Spears is a conservative. It’s like is she looking at herself through a fun house mirror when she goes on stage because she dresses like she’s a lady of the night.

  • Charles J. Mueller

    Prince. The black, male version of white, female Anita Bryant.

    She sold Florida oranges advertising her big tits in tight sweaters, and he sold his music in a tight leather bikini advertising is ass.

    How ironic that they both should have become homophobic buy-bull thumpers.

  • james.p.p.

    as a former Jehovah’s Witness, i feel i should offer this defense:




    Thank you.

  • chadnnocal

    Dearly beloved…

    We are Gathered here today…

    to watch this questioning man finally resolve his issues. NOT!

  • michael

    I am a child of the 80’s and I loved his music, but I never really found him attractive, actually I always thought he was kinda nasty to look at. But he is, or at least was, talented. He always was extreme and he just shows how extremes bounce back and forth.
    Somewhere in the middle probably lies Prince, the homo, but he has used sex to deflect from that and is now using religion. But the saddest part is that he is probably trying to deflect it from himself and has finally lost is mind.

  • bobito

    Back in the early 80’s I thought it was kind of sad that the only out gay artists were nell-belles from hell like Prince and Michael Jackson. Jacko publicly denounced homosexuality back then, all Liberace-style, and I was relieved and offended at the same time. Now Prince is a big ole homophobe. Well, whaddaya know? Never found either of them attractive, nor do I care what they have to say about anything (although I do believe that Jacko should be somewhere where he can’t molest children anymore), but their music was fun to dance to.

  • Trig Palin

    She’s a has-been anyway.

  • Charles J. Mueller

    @Prince Fan:

    This has something to do with something, I assume?

  • Charles J. Mueller

    @Fredo777; Thanks for the Huffington Post link.
    Only Perez Hilton could come up with a title like “His Holy Purpleness” lol

    @Jamesp.p.: Still ROTF and LMAO over your post. Great defense.;-)

  • saywaht

    holy crap. I think he is an idiot for what he saying too but what the hell is this comment about.
    Your internalized homophobia and anti semitic last comment yuk!. Price is a flamboyant closet case. he has never been out! As far as screaming queens are concerned they are the reason you have gay rights you fool. It was screaming queens who started the fight for gay rights with he stonewall riots.

    Monty clift killed himself with alcohol and drug addiction because he was a self loathing clostet case.

    Yoe and prince have more in common then you think. Uggh get educated!!!

    I wrote this for all the fabulous jewish sceamers .

  • Brock

    It is interesting in that Prince seems to have read his bible. Romans the first chapter (close to the end), makes it clear from a new testament teaching standpoint, the bibles views of “men who sleep with men”. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then 1 Corinthians 6 makes it clear that before becoming christians, there were some homosexuals, but they changed when they became christians.

    Read it and understand, or don’t your choice. Just understand the bible does hold up a standard. Don’t claim to be christian, if you are practicing non-christian sexual behavior.

    As they say, you can’t have your cake and eat it. If Christianity is too hard, check out Islam. They cut things off you can’t control.

  • fredo777


    We don’t give a shit.

    This is a gay-oriented blog, not a christianity-oriented one.

    Furthermore, if you don’t follow the bible to the very letter, don’t preach to us.

  • Lily

    Prince only ever had one good song to me (when doves cry). So how the hell can you people say he is better than Michael Jackson. Michael is a thousand times better and he’s not homophobic. When asked if he was gay he said no but said he and his family support their gay fans. Also Michael Jackson never molested children and whoever beleives that are just as bad as the christians who belive everything they read.

  • Cristina


    Michael Jackson denounced homosexuality?. When are where please?.
    To my knowledge, he never did such a thing.

    Oh, and he was declared not guilty, just in case someone forgot…

  • Paul


    Prince WAS better than Jacko, he was an artist who could play multiple instruments while Jacko was just a producer’s puppet. I never once saw Michael Jackson play an instrument. Although i do agree that the molestation accusations against the late man were false.

    I am a huge Prince fan because i love his music and his sheer talent as a performer and songwriter, i honestly dont care about his beliefs, it is irrelevent to what he does.

  • PrinceFanbutUnbiased

    I came across this article when I was reading something else that mentioned Prince making homophobic comments. Now, before anyone gets upset I’m a straight female but fully support gay marriage (and basically people doing what makes them happy). I’m also a big Prince fan but that doesn’t make me believe in everything he says/does/believes. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and though I’m not a JW fan lol it’s what he believes. I don’t think Prince was ever closeted, repressed, or even fabricated as some have said. I think he’s a man, an artists and most likely (based on his lyrics and image(s) has been with both men and women. I have several close friends who are gay that secretly feel ashamed (usually for some religious reason). I’m definitely not saying it’s right, but it is what it is. It’s not necessarily wrong either. I highly doubt that he hates or is fearful of homosexuals. He’s just stating his personal beliefs. We’re all different, that’s the beauty (and sometimes the ugly) of diversity. And he most certainly still is relevant!…but that’s a whole other topic.

Comments are closed.