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Tuesday, August 19, 2008                                                                                       View Comments

She 'Kissed a Girl,' and Mom Didn't Like It

Katy Perry's Evangelical Parents Call Hit Song 'Shameful'

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the Perry house this holiday season.

The evangelical parents of chart-topping singer Katy Perry have condemned their daughter's hit song "I Kissed a Girl" and are blaming the big city lights of Los Angeles for steering their little girl away from gospel music in favor of sex innuendo-laden pop.

"I hate the song," Perry's mother, Mary Hudson, is quoted by Daily Record. "It clearly promotes homosexuality and its message is shameful and disgusting. Katy knows how I feel. We are a very outspoken family."

Hudson, a pastor, said she was in "total shock" after hearing the song for the first time. "When it comes on the radio I bow my head and pray."

"I Kissed a Girl" is the second single from Perry's album "One of the Boys." Perry has said that the song is "about the magical beauty of a woman."

Her career kicked off in 2001 back when she was a Christian pop singer going by her real name, Katy Hudson. Her mom believes Katy "started to change" after traveling from their home in Santa Barbara to LA to meet with a producer.

"I was worried she'd start doing drugs and drinking alcohol. I still am. I spoke to her only recently. She said, 'I'm not going to turn into Amy Winehouse.'"

Perry's father is also a pastor, and he is said to have had "words" with his daughter about her skimpy outfits.

The parents obviously "cannot cut her out" of their lives, but Perry "knows we disagree strongly with what she is doing and the message she is promoting regarding homosexuality which the Bible clearly states is a sin."

"But the Bible also promotes understanding and forgiveness, which I keep reminding myself."