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Rock Legend Tom Petty Slams Catholic Church And Conservative ‘Christians’ For Un-Christian Behavior

Posted by on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:02 PM
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Rock Legend Tom Petty Slams Catholic Church And Conservative ‘Christians’ For Un-Christian Behavior

JULY 22, 2014 12:12 PM


Tom Petty via Facebook

Tom Petty via Facebook


Could Tom Petty be the counterbalance to Ted Nugent that many Americans have been looking for? It certainly seems that way considering the Heartbreaker blasted the Catholic Church and so-called “Christians” who aren’t acting very Christ-like in a recent interview with Billboard magazine.

The legendary rocker talked a great deal about religion during the interview, pondering why those of the Catholic faith still give money to the Church knowing that it’s being used to shield pedophile priests or cover up their crimes. “I’m fine with whatever religion you want to have,” Petty told the publication.

But it can’t tell anybody it’s OK to kill people, and it can’t abuse children systematically for God knows how many years. If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club. And I wouldn’t give them any more money.

Petty then went on to criticize alleged Christians who thirst for war and defend killing people like conservative “Christians” do today.

Religion seems to me to be at the base of all wars. I’ve nothing against defending yourself, but I don’t think, spiritually speaking, that there’s any conception of God that should be telling you to be violent. It seems to me that no one’s got Christ more wrong than the Christians.

The Catholic Church has been rocked for decades by the massive pedophile priest scandal that has resulted in thousands of molested and abused children around the globe. The image of the Church has taken a major hit over the years because of it, but they still rake in the cash from Catholics who seem not to care that their money is helping the Church prevent victims from getting justice.

Meanwhile, Conservative “Christians” here in America are bloodthirsty. They support perpetual war, guns everywhere, and senseless violence. The current border crisis involving refugee children has revealed conservative “Christians” for what they really are as they hurl racial epithets and threaten violence against them in the most un-Christ-like manner. In addition, conservative “Christians” want to punish poor people severely by taking food stamps and health care away from them, which is something else that Jesus wouldn’t do.

A practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, Tom Petty is a legend of classic rock, and unlike conservative rocker Ted Nugent, he isn’t a big fan of violence and killing. He’s especially not a fan of Christians who don’t follow the actual teachings of Jesus. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we can expect Petty to be as outspoken as Nugent is, but it’s nice to hear from a musician of his status, a status which most would consider far greater than Nugent’s. We can only hope that more icons like Petty will speak out more often.

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:03 PM
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Is he trying to make a come back or has he never left I just never really noticed?

I do agree with what he has to say about the 'clubs'.  

buttersworth
by Silver Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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I would like to know who these bloodthirsty Christians are that are always being referred to?  I mean, there are all kinds of people with all kinds of complex opinions. I don't know of any major church, any mainstream Christian denomination, that calls for war or violence. The right-to-lifers that act violently, those are unusual, atypical people for example.

If anything, the "Christians" that I know right away that would all under Petty's characterizations are mainly 'conservative' politicians who are fake and liars to begin with. It would appear many of them identify with Christians only to catch that demographic in the voting booth.

But politicians are not spiritual leaders. And laypeople of all religions have different personal views often times of their church officials.

I do agree with him about the Catholic church. I think the criminality there with the hierarchy is extremely obvious. Despite that, the majority of the layity - the average Christ-loving catholic- are just good yet deceived people.

I think Christians over all, have been painted in a very unrealistic way, a very warped and inaccurate way because of posers who pretend to be Christians. Sometimes prominent ones.

romalove
by Roma on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:24 PM
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The waiting is the hardest part.
TCgirlatheart
by TC on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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Well, per the link in the article he apparently wrote a song about the child abuse in the church.  I"d be interested to hear it.

I like when artists write songs about current events.  I'm not saying everyone should.  

~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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I love Tom Petty.  Loved him for years.  Have and will again pay money to see him.  I don't agree with everything he said, but I'll stay a member of his club.  See how that works.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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Wait, this is getting confusing. We are NOT supposed to care what Jolie said (or did not say) about Obama but what Petty said about Christians and what Vetter said about war is supposeed to matter. Can we get some consistancy in this group? Are the.opinions of celebrities considered HT and/or CE or not? Because so far the answer to that seems soley dependent upon the political alignment perceived to be behind the opinion.
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by AllieCat on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:53 PM


Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Wait, this is getting confusing. We are NOT supposed to care what Jolie said (or did not say) about Obama but what Petty said about Christians and what Vetter said about war is supposeed to matter. Can we get some consistancy in this group? Are the.opinions of celebrities considered HT and/or CE or not? Because so far the answer to that seems soley dependent upon the political alignment perceived to be behind the opinion.

Well yeah, I guess people are going to agree, or not, with what someone has to say.  I disagree with many people but don't some of their music.  And vice verse.

Just depends on how people identify with what is said and by whom.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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That is not the problem. The problem is that some posters get verbally skewered for posting celebrity opinions someone disagrees with ... but then another post comes along with an opinion that same someone agrees with and suddenly it is all hunkey dorey to post celebrity opinions.

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Wait, this is getting confusing. We are NOT supposed to care what Jolie said (or did not say) about Obama but what Petty said about Christians and what Vetter said about war is supposeed to matter. Can we get some consistancy in this group? Are the.opinions of celebrities considered HT and/or CE or not? Because so far the answer to that seems soley dependent upon the political alignment perceived to be behind the opinion.

Well yeah, I guess people are going to agree, or not, with what someone has to say.  I disagree with many people but don't some of their music.  And vice verse.

Just depends on how people identify with what is said and by whom.

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by AllieCat on Jul. 22, 2014 at 9:04 PM
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Quoting LoveMyBoyK: That is not the problem. The problem is that some posters get verbally skewered for posting celebrity opinions but the anotger post comes along with an opinion those posters agree with ans suddenly it is all hunkey dorey to post celebrity opinions.
Quoting FromAtoZ:

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Wait, this is getting confusing. We are NOT supposed to care what Jolie said (or did not say) about Obama but what Petty said about Christians and what Vetter said about war is supposeed to matter. Can we get some consistancy in this group? Are the.opinions of celebrities considered HT and/or CE or not? Because so far the answer to that seems soley dependent upon the political alignment perceived to be behind the opinion.

Well yeah, I guess people are going to agree, or not, with what someone has to say.  I disagree with many people but don't some of their music.  And vice verse.

Just depends on how people identify with what is said and by whom.

Seems about right.

Happens with many different topics.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 9:05 PM
I know. Just pointing out the lack of consistency here.

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: That is not the problem. The problem is that some posters get verbally skewered for posting celebrity opinions but the anotger post comes along with an opinion those posters agree with ans suddenly it is all hunkey dorey to post celebrity opinions.

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Quoting LoveMyBoyK: Wait, this is getting confusing. We are NOT supposed to care what Jolie said (or did not say) about Obama but what Petty said about Christians and what Vetter said about war is supposeed to matter. Can we get some consistancy in this group? Are the.opinions of celebrities considered HT and/or CE or not? Because so far the answer to that seems soley dependent upon the political alignment perceived to be behind the opinion.

Well yeah, I guess people are going to agree, or not, with what someone has to say.  I disagree with many people but don't some of their music.  And vice verse.

Just depends on how people identify with what is said and by whom.

Seems about right.

Happens with many different topics.

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