When Jesus, Drugs, and Lawrence Welk Collide

What do these people think they’re singing about? (And, sadly, it’s clear that the gentleman introducing the singers is flat-out stoned. And as the song goes on, is the woman bouncing up and down just a tad … too rhythmically? No, you’re right. Probably not. Of course not. Never mind.)

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John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is JohnShore.com. You're invited to like John's Facebook page. Don't forget to sign up for his mucho-awesome newsletter.

  • jennie

    And to think I used to watch Lawrence and the gang with my grandma…I never knew.

  • Karen

    I remember that song. As a child it was just a catchy gospel song; as a teen I wondered what it really meant. Still do.

  • http://www.myspace.com/whitenoisemetalpodcast Brian Shields

    You'll find more Welk classics here:

    http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2008/03/13/lawrence-w

  • Karen

    Thanks a lot, John. Now the song will be stuck in my head all day.

  • http://living3dfaith.blogspot.com/ Tim

    Very Welky. Hey, does anyone remember when Lawrence Welk singer Kathie Sullivan wenton ABC's FRIDAYS as Andy Kaufman's fiancee and that she had led him to faith in Christ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Xdh2DyXWI

    Strange days…strange days.

  • http://coopernicus.wordpress.com cooper

    Brewer & Shipley are now hanging by their guitar strings from Robert Schuller's Crystal Palace…


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