Raunchy Prince was actually a conservative Christian who reportedly opposed gay marriage

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

With the death Thursday of Prince Rogers Nelson, you may see a strange mix on your Facebook feed of sex and religion.

That’s because perhaps one of the raunchiest, steamiest pop culture figures in the past quarter-century was a conservative Christian. Religious and spiritual themes ran through a huge amount of his work, including this tiny sampling of lyrics:

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called Life,” he intoned, pastor-like, in “Let’s Go Crazy.”

“If God one day struck me blind, your beauty I’ll still see” – “Adore”

“We all have our problems, some are big, some are small. Soon all of our problems, y’all, will be taken by the cross.” – “The Cross”

Prince even appeared on a lot of playlists created for the U.S. visits of Pope Benedict (2008) and Pope Francis (2015) — yes, playlists for pope trips exist! That’s because of his classic “The Pope,” which included this line: “You can be the president, I’d rather be the pope. You can be the side effect, I’d rather be the dope.” (Then a few unpublishable words.)

Raised a Seventh Day Adventist, Prince later became a Jehovah’s Witness, and the story of his conversion became public in a rather remarkable way. The Guardian wrote in 2004: “A newspaper in his hometown reported how a married couple had answered their door to find Prince proffering a copy of the Watchtower. Though they were orthodox Jews, and it was Yom Kippur, they were also Prince fans. They welcomed him into the house.”

Full story.

One Response to “Raunchy Prince was actually a conservative Christian who reportedly opposed gay marriage”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady on 24/24/16 at 8:43 am

    I know people who had Prince come to their door in Chanhessen and witnessed to them.

    He was an interesting guy. It sounds increasingly like he had a pain pill problem that got out of hand. I am sorry that happened to him. I am sorry he is gone.