Kacey Musgraves' gay-inclusive single
Follow Your Arrow has riled Christian conservative pastor
Kevin Swanson, who claimed earlier this month that the country singer
was promoting homosexuality.
Musgraves sings “Make lots of noise,
kiss lots of boys; Or kiss lots of girls, if that's something that
you're into” on the track.
“When you turn a once-Christian
nation into Sodom, that's when the demons do their celebration, their
dance in the end zone,” Swanson
told his radio listeners. “So [Musgraves has] got to promote
homosexuality and she's got to promote the abandonment of the
traditional church in the same song. That's critical for the
dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland.”
Swanson added that Musgraves would have
faced a lynch mob for performing Follow Your Arrow in a
country bar any time between the 1880s and the 1960s.
“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. But things have changed,
friends,” he said.
Last week, GLAAD announced that
Musgraves would perform at next month's GLAAD Media Award in New York
Musgraves to perform at GLAAD media awards.)