Taylor Swift's new video slams anti-LGBT Christian 'hate' protesters; ex-gay Christians respond

Jeannie LawJun 24, 2019 09:43 AM EDT
Screenshot from Taylor Swift's "You Need To Calm Down" music video, 2019. | YouTube/Screenshot

Men who've left homosexuality behind for a life following Christ say they have two responses to Taylor Swift's new music video for her single "You Need to Calm Down" that promotes the LGBT movement. One message is for Swift and her fans, the other is for the Christian community. 

Swift's music video is an ode to the LGBT community and features a star-studded cast including professing Christian R&B singer Ciara, and preachers' kid pop star Katy Perry. Others featured in the video include daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres, actor Ryan Reynolds, transgender actor Laverne Cox, and the cast of Netflix's "Queer Eye."

The pop star's message, as described in her lyrics, is that people need to stop spewing hate. The song's lyrics include lines such as: "And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate, 'cause shade never made anybody less gay." She also sang that those who oppose the lifestyle "would rather be in the Dark Ages."

The video features an angry mob holding signs that read: "Adam & Eve not Adam & Steve" and "Homasekuality is sin!" The misspelling of homosexuality intentionally presumes that Christians who oppose same-sex relationships are not only homophobic and transphobic, but also are uneducated. 

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