January 9, 2012
Katy Perry’s preacher pop gives sketchy sermon on Jews and money—so who is this guy?
Pop star Katy Perry’s evangelical preacher father, Keith Hudson, reportedly gave a bizarre sermon in Westlake, Ohio on Sunday in which he played up the age-old stereotype about Jews and money (seriously, get some new material).
I’m not sure where in L.A. Hudson is strolling around smelling “rich” but I suppose this warrants a call to Los Angeles County Street Cleaning: “I appreciate you folks scooping up leaves and wrappers every week, but could you please do something about the wealth?”
According to Hudson’s website (which he shares with his wife and Perry’s mother, Mary), they are partners in a traveling ministry:
In addition to the 27-year-old pop star, the Hudson’s are also parents to Angela, 28 and David, 23, according to their Website. They live in Orange County and affiliate with The Sanctuary in Huntington Beach. Hudson describes himself as an “end time messenger” whom “the Lord uses… to expose and dispel spiritual lethargy.” Well, that’s one way to put it.
Their itinerary includes upcoming trips to Panama and Peru.
For the record, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Rabbi Marvin Hier has issued a statement condemning Hudson’s sermon: “[M]ost people would guess that Hitler or Goebbels was speaking.” Just wondering though: If, by Hudson’s measure, all rich people are Jews, and his daughter is a huge pop star with Billboard hits and a bestselling album who is also, presumably, rich—does this mean Katy Perry is Jewish???