By Jenna Shackelford, RC Journalism Intern and RC College Prep alumnus. Full article published at Faithwire.com. Here is a first glance:
Katy Perry’s intimate conversation about her religious upbringing shows the desperate need for apologetics in the church.
Perry, while promoting her newest album, “Witness” — as well as her tour — decided to stage a therapy session and air it on Viceland and Youtube. In the session, she pushed aside “Katy Perry,” which she called a facade, went by the name “Katheryn Hudson,” which she was born with, and addressed several unresolved issues from her past, including her religious upbringing in a Christian household.
“I grew up with a lot of born-again Christian beliefs around me, and so I had people around me — like-minded people — and I would say it was a bit of a bubble,” Hudson explained. “I was a very curious person, and the curiosity — sometimes it wasn’t allowed because you had to have faith.”
Hudson explained that she was “curious about what was going on in the rest of the world, and how they lived, and what they saw as they were living… I felt like I was missing out.” To learn about other beliefs, she decided to explore her singing career further to “pop [her] own bubble, to get out of [her] own situation.”
“I guess I was just trying to get out of one way of thinking. It was like ‘do as I say, no ifs, ands, or buts. It was based on my religious upbringing… I have so many questions. I ask all the questions in the world, and all the questions in the world have gotten me to where I am at now.”
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