Katy Perry insists that her parents don’t speak for her, after the pop singer’s fundamental Christian parents delivered a shocking sermon putting down Jews and praising their daughter’s recent divorce for bringing more followers to their church.
Perry and her estranged husband Russell Brand announced there decision to split on December 30th, 2011.
In a sermon a few days later, Perry’s parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, who are ministers at Church On The Rise in Westlake, Ohio, said the split was a blessing from God, resulting in more people going to church.
According to reports Keith told the congregation, “You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey. You go to LA and they own all the Rolex and diamond places. Walk down a part of LA where we live and it is so rich it smells. You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah. Amen.”
Katy’s mother, Mary then credited her daughters divorce with bringing more people to the church, “I’m sure that Katy’s trending on the Internet was to get you here to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012.”
Keith then finished up with, “What has taken place in my daughter’s life has opened many opportunities to go in and be with guarded and gated people.”
After the news broke about her parents sermon Katy returned to the twitterverse for the first time since her divorce announcement to say,
Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, "close sources" or my family.—
Katy Perry (@katyperry) January 08, 2012
Katy has always had a tumultuous relationship with her parents, and this looks like another chapter in the story of their relationship.