Pop star Prince, who became famous for his sexually suggestive lyrics and performances, has said that he believes homosexuality and same-sex marriage are immoral.
The statements were included in an interview with the Purple Rain singer, who says he is a Jehovah’s Witness, published in the New Yorker.
Speaking about America’s culture wars, Prince was quoted as saying, “…you’ve got the Republicans, and basically they want to live according to this,” pointing to a Bible.
“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.”
When specifically asked about his views on same-sex marriage, the Grammy-winning singer tapped his Bible and said, “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.’”
The Jehovah’s Witness movement condemns homosexuality and sex before marriage as sinful and unnatural.