The Washington Post on Friday
reminded readers that Prince was a Christian conservative who opposed
Prince's unresponsive body was found
Wednesday in his Minnesota home. An effort to revive the pop icon
failed, authorities said.
“[P]erhaps one of the raunchiest,
steamiest pop culture figures in the past quarter-century was a
conservative Christian,” the
In a 2008 New Yorker profile,
Prince criticized Democrats for supporting the right of gay and
lesbian couples to marry.
“So here's how it is: you've got the
Republicans, and basically they want to live according to this,”
said, pointing to a Bible. “But there's the problem of
interpretation, and you've got some churches, some people, basically
doing things and saying it comes from here, but it doesn't. And then
on the opposite end of the spectrum you've got blue, you've got the
Democrats, and they're like, 'you can do whatever you want.' Gay
marriage, whatever. But neither of them is right.”
“God came to Earth and saw people
sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared
it out. He was, like, 'Enough,'” Prince answered when asked about
his views on social issues such as marriage equality and abortion.
Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, Boy George react to Prince's death.)