Pop star Katy Perry’s parents — well-known Christian evangelists — are imploring the public to pray for their daughter rather than rebuke her.
“I want you to pray for my daughter,” Perry’s father, Keith Hudson, recently said. “Don’t judge her, pray for her.”
Hudson’s comments came as he and his wife, Mary, recently spoke at Church Of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, according to CBN News.
It’s no secret that Perry was brought up in a strict Christian home, though she has since drifted away from those beliefs. Despite holding a starkly different worldview from her parents, the singer recently said that they all simply agree to disagree.
“The thing about it is, which is such a weird thing, to really understand we agree to disagree, but still with loving space,” Perry told Australian radio show Smallzy Surgery. “We all come from different places … you can have your belief system, nobody is telling you to not believe your beliefs but you can also come from a space of love. That’s what my family and I exercise all the time.”
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As Faithwire previously reported, Mary Hudson recently told Charisma News about how her daughter’s career has impacted her ministry and revealed that she finds it difficult to watch Perry move so far from her childhood faith.
“I get a lot of negative vibes. People ask us, ‘How could you have a daughter like that?’” Hudson said. “The devil definitely tries to steal my joy. I sometimes have to fight depression.”
Despite their differences, Hudson said she encourages other parents in similar situations to keep showing love to their kids.
“It’s only the love of God that will bring them back. Don’t cut them off,” she said. “You have to rise above your feelings. You must stay in communication.”
Perry told Marie Claire in a 2013 interview that she’s not a Christian, doesn’t embrace heaven and hell and also doesn’t believe “an old man sitting on a throne.”