Sunday, July 10, 2011

Freddie Mercury Day 13: Very Judgemental Religious Take on Freddie's Life

I'm not bashing religion here; just this particular page that uses Freddie's homosexuality and false religion to explain why he got AIDS.  His parents raised him as Zoroastrian. Yep, no religion but the writer's religion could possibly be true. *wink, wink*

Anyway, Freddie was above this kind of nonsense. I don't think it would have gotten to him much, if at all. I, on the other hand, find it both offensive and kind of hilarious at the same time. The arguments they pose are spurious at best, and they are all based on the writer's beliefs rather than any kind of facts.

Anyway, here is an excerpt of the hate-mongering website's take on Freddie Mercury's "tragic life" (which is listed under the heading The Spirit of Sodomy):

"The end-times spirit of Sodom was also evident in the events surrounding THE DEATH OF FREDDIE MERCURY (real name Frederick Bulsara), lead singer for the rock group Queen. Mercury was bi-sexual, and the group flaunted immorality and rebellion against biblical laws. Many of Queen's hard-rocking songs perennially remain popular rock anthems in sports stadiums and other forums. These include "We Will Rock You," "We Are Champions," and "Another One Bites the Dust." Their song "We Are the Champions" is an unofficial anthem of the homosexual liberation movement. Many of their songs are filthy and vile. Freddie Mercury said, "We want to shock and be outrageous" (Circus, April 1974). 

If you want to read the full vitriolic page, click here. 

I especially like how they don't get their facts right. A short list of errors I noticed right away include: Freddie's real name, the group's immoral agenda, implying that Freddie was a devout Zoroastrian as an adult (he was raised in the faith but didn't really practice as an adult--nor did he identify himself as a follower),  and so on.

Anyway, my next post will be a happier one. I just thought I'd share this page that I accidentally found several years ago.

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