Anti-Gay Pastor Rips Kacey Musgraves for Pro-Gay Lyrics: AUDIO

Kacey Musgraves Follow Your Arrow

Award-winning country music singer Kacey Musgraves gives a pro-gay nod in her song "Follow Your Arrow" with the lyrics,

So make lots of noise/Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls/If that's what you're into

And such incendiary words would have driven men to commit murder, according to wingnut pastor Kevin Swanson. Said Swanson:

Let me say this, if she had sang [sic] that thing in a country bar in the 1920s or 1880s in Denver, Colorado, somebody would’ve called for a rope, ‘Get a rope!’ You know what would have happened, she would not have made it out of town in the 1880s, 1920s, 1940s or 1960s.

If Swanson is right, then it's a testament to how far we – and evidently Denver, Colorado in particular – have come as a society that a female entertainer can receive praise and accolades for voicing her opinions through her songs without expecting to be brutally murdered for it by barbarians. Only the vilest of cretins would long for such bygone days to return.

You can listen to Swanson bemoan the "dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland" below.

Comments

  1. MikeBoston says

    True that she might have gotten into some trouble back then. Though I think should could have gotten away with it in the ’60s.

    But it is 2014. We have evolved. Most of us anyway. The majority no longer cares about these things.

    Sad thing about dinosaurs – they didn’t all die off a long long time ago.

  2. Chaseburger says

    Mr. Jim: Why do we care what you think about this blog? And why do you think we care and that you need to tell us about it?

    But seriously… It’s Andy’s blog. So things Andy thinks are important or interesting will go here. Not interested in what he posts on his blog? Don’t visit Andy’s blog. But maybe click some ads before you leave.

  3. T.J says

    I LOVE Kasey Musgraves. I met her at a fair she was performing with my boyfriend and she commented on what a cute couple we were. You all have NO idea how huge her support of our community is in her industry.

  4. Klien says

    I have loved this song ever since she beautifully performed it at The Grammy’s where she won best country album and song for it. Absolutely beautiful song!

  5. Fiat says

    She’s taken so much heat for her not so subtle support of LGBT and even wrote tweets in support of LGBT youth and went purple for spirit day on all her social media accounts, much to the dismay of her southern conservative field. She’s a pioneer. Very proud of her courage. More courageous than some in the LGBT community who call themselves activists (side eye to Andrew Sullivan)

  6. petey says

    Nowhere in Kacey’s lyrics does it mention male homosexuality. The song sounds like an attempt to get gay men to fawn over her when what she’s actually singing about is “I Kissed A Girl”-type scenarios that appeal to straight men. I’ll pass – a kidney stone.

  7. Jordan says

    Her song has actually become an anthem with MANY gay young people in the South. It really has made an incredible impact. I respect her immensely for being so bold. Not to mention, the song tops every country single charts and has done incredible in sales and recognition.

  8. Michelle says

    “Follow your arrow” is my jam It puts a huge smile on my face, and beyond it, she’s a really great talent! Love Kacey! everyone listen to the song…it’s really quite good.

  9. petey says

    When a male country act sings about kissing men, then – and only then – will I think it’s progress. When women sing songs about kissing women, it’s not ground-breaking.

  10. JMC says

    Petey, you sound absurd. The song is written in a way that Kacey is singing to a woman or women. I’m not sure if you were aware, but male homosexuality does not involve women. Heaven forbid some support not be centered around white gay men for three minutes.

    Any positive musical mention of gay people by a country artist is 100% groundbreaking. Lending support in an interview is enough to get artists banned on a lot of country stations. Kacey has gone above and beyond with her support of us, especially considering she is a new artist. Love her.

  11. petey says

    I like Kacey personally but she does not represent the interests of male homosexuality. She is like Katy Perry singing about kissing girls in front of straight guys. When Garth Brooks or Blake Shelton start singing about kissing guys, I’ll call it progress.

  12. petey says

    I like Kacey personally but she does not represent the interests of male homosexuality. She is like Katy Perry singing about kissing girls in front of straight guys. When Garth Brooks or Blake Shelton start singing about kissing guys, I’ll call it progress.

  13. Timothy Kincaid says

    “I’m a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
    But if, baby, I’m the bottom you’re the top!”

    1934 Cole Porter

    I’m sure there are also a lot of wink wink nod nod lyrics in the 20’s that hinted at homosexuality. That was the vaudeville era and the time of flappers and fops. People were busy shocking themselves with throwing out the victorian rules and experimenting with sex, drugs, fast cars and jazz. It was the Roaring Twenties.

  14. Timothy Kincaid says

    Petey,

    It WAS progress when Garth Brooks sang

    “When we’re free to love anyone we choose,
    When this world’s big enough for all different views,
    When we all can worship from our own kind of pew,
    Then we shall be free.”

    Several radio stations wouldn’t play the song once they learned that he wrote it for his lesbian sister.

  15. jason says

    Petey,

    You must be nuts if you think the music biz will commercially embrace songs about male-male love. No genre – whether pop, dance, country, R&B, rap, hip-hop etc – has ever done it and no genre ever will.

    Songs about female-female love are commercially acceptable because women are considered “cute” and “sexy” by the people who control the music biz. Who are these people? They are liberals, including women and some gay men.

    Liberals find displays of male homosexual love quite repellent. They find displays of female homosexual love “hot”. If you wish to blame anybody for this, blame the liberals and their double standards. Blame the women who exploit these double standards to obtain preferential treatment over us gay guys.

    This is how scary and selectively homophobic the music biz has become: the most talented openly gay guy singing about homosexual love will never be accepted whereas the most talentless female hack singing about kissing girls will always be accepted.

  16. Rod Roddy lookalike says

    Mr. Walters:

    Seriously, you truly NEED to find out what a cretin is/what cretinism is caused by, before you go calling someone by that name. The name calling is – in this case, at least – TOTALLY uncalled for. Do you know any cretins? And,if you DO know any cretins, if they are gay friendly, anti-gay, or maybe even gay themselves?

    Again, seriously, be careful with what you say, and write. After all this country has gone through after Donald Sterling’s airing his anti-African-American views, have we learned nothing about airing our views in public?

    Honestly, Mr. Walters, I thought that the gay community was more “enlightened” than your comments portray.

  17. jjose712 says

    jason: Sometimes you must wait a little and ask yourself if what you are going to write is really stupid.

    Musgraves is country singer. Being a female new act is not exactly easy on country radio (first because except for a little few, like Carrie and Miranda, radio is totally dominated by men, and second, because new artist have a hard time making themselves known).
    So Kacey wouldn’t benefit at all of the fake bi profiles ala Nicky Minaj or Jessie J, that are so common in pop music.

    Second, the song is not about her, she is not talking about kissing girls like Katy Perry did, she is talking about doing what you feel (like you probably get if you take the time to listen the song).

    The fact is that this song was practically blacklisted on country radio even when it was very popular. Its sales were way bigger than its airplay.

    Anyway, it’s not like her other songs scream christian conservative either, because Merry go round exposes hypocrisy, including christian hypocrisy

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