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Hozier's Ridiculously Anti-Catholic "Take Me to Church"

Tom Hoopes takes him to school with this post:

“Take Me to Church” is the song by Hozier that debuted in September 2013 but is getting attention now, notably at the Grammys, where he sang it with Annie Lennox. The problem is Hozier — Andrew Hozier-Byrne is his name in his small Irish town’s phonebook — sings a song that would have labeled him as a detestable bigot if he was singing about anything but the Catholic Church. He sings: “Take me to church / I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies / I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife.” But of course he would never sing: “Make me a Jew / I’ll worship like a dog at your temple of lies.” Because people who hate Jews say exactly that kind of thing and civilized people have learned that these are evil things to say. And Hozier definitely would never sing this: “Take me to church for a gay wedding / I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies.”
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