An ultra religious right pundit is voicing his concern over Taylor Swift's music, calling out the "homosexual theme" and the "homosexual connection" on the 24-year-old pop star's already controversial song "Welcome to New York."
As Right Wing Watch reports, Kevin Swanson took to his radio program Monday to tell his listeners that he is incredibly disturbed by the upbeat and shimmery jam.
"That's the way it goes as another nice little Presbyterian, Southern Baptist girl bites the dust, following the trajectory of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, taking their 13-year-old fan club all the way," he said.
Swanson went on to say that parents should do what they can to make sure their kids aren't listening to music made by Swift and other pop stars.
"They're all riding the train and they start out with a benign Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus and before you know it they're singing their demon songs and they're making their attributions to their homosexual friends and that's the way a national apostasy occurs," he said.
Swanson is probably most offended about the song's lyrics, specifically:
When we first dropped our bags / On apartment floors / Took our broken hearts / Put them in a drawer / Everybody here was someone else before / And you can want who you want / Boys and boys and girls and girls
Click herek to listen to all of Swanson's remarks via Right Wing Watch's SoundCloud.
This isn't the first time "Welcome to New York," off Swift's incredibly successful 2014 album "1989," came under fire. A number of critics took offense to the New York City anthem, with Jezebel writer Julianne Escobedo Shepherd writing the track is a "gentrification anthem so obtuse it makes one wonder if (Swift) is, in fact, trolling at this point."
While the track was slammed by some critics, it did get some praise, especially for the lyrics Swanson found upsetting.
Daniel D'Addario of Time magazine wrote "Welcome to New York" is a "new kind of equality anthem."
Though not a single, "Welcome to New York" peaked at No. 48 on Billboard's Hot 100.
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