Pop star Katy Perry had some very strong and, well, air-headed words for the audience of the concert she performed in Manchester, England, on Sunday, the city where a terrorist attack took 22 innocent lives less than a month before, and less than a full day after the London terrorist attack that has claimed the lives of seven more.
Would you believe that the performer would have us “choose love?”
Well, that’s exactly what she said during the concert, and it’s enraging a lot of people.
“It’s not easy to always choose love, is it, especially in moments like this… but love conquers fear and love conquers hate, and this love you choose will give you strength, and it’s our greatest power,” she said, according to Townhall.
“As you stand here, all of you here… standing next to a stranger… just touch the next person, touch the person next to you. Tell them, ‘I love you,’ look in their eyes,” she continued.
Um, no thanks.
“I encourage you to choose love, even when it’s difficult. Let no one take that away from you.”
Here’s some news for you, Katy. Love is a beautiful sentiment, a noble goal and the essence of a Christian life. But even the greatest Christian theologians recognize the concept of a “just war,” and love doesn’t win wars like the one that’s facing the world now.
Still, I choose to love.
I choose to love my family. My parents, my brother and sister, my fiance. I love my friends, too.