Deitrick Haddon, a pastor and gospel singer, is taking heat for a new risqué Christmas song he teased last week on Facebook. The song, he warned, is for “married couples only.”
In addition to being a recording artist, Haddon is the founding pastor of Hill City Church in California. But his vocation didn’t stop him from producing a song full of sexual references, an odd choice for a season intended to celebrate the Savior’s birth.
Haddon sings, rather explicitly, about couples using the Christian holiday to have sex.
“Let’s make love on Christmas. Stars are shining bright to set the mood for you and I,” he sings. “Let’s make love on Christmas, baby. Underneath the mistletoe, I won’t let you go ’til you feel the love between us.”
The lyrics became even more unseemly:
Marcus Rogers, a former staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and a preacher, criticized Haddon for the song, which he said in a YouTube video is “full of lust.”
He argued Haddon is compromising standards in hopes of crossing over into secular music, adding the minister and recording artist is “desperate to … be like the world.”
“We’re at a point now in Christianity, where you can’t stand for anything,” Rogers said. “You can’t stand for righteousness, can’t stand for holiness. If you take a stand, if you say what the Bible says, if you speak out against something, it’s judging and, ‘Who do you think you are?’”
Rogers urged viewers to pray for Haddon.