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Showing posts with label Prince Jehovah Witness Prince. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prince Jehovah Witness Prince. Show all posts

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Prince Is Not A Christain!

Prince, like Little Richard, was born a Seventh-day Adventist, and his music always has reflected a struggle between the sacred and the profane. In becoming a Jehovah’s Witness, Prince has committed himself to a demanding and countercultural faith. Witnesses place a strong emphasis on racial equality; decline to celebrate Christmas and Easter, which they consider pagan holidays (they reject the doctrine of the Trinity for similar reasons); reject military service as a sin of nationalism; and are forbidden to receive blood transfusions (because of biblical prohibitions about eating animals’ blood).
No publication has gone into any depth about what prompted Prince to become a Jehovah’s Witness. Earlier reports that his conversion resulted from a long-standing friendship with Larry Graham. (Graham is the former bassist for Sly and the Family Stone and founder of his own band, Graham Central Station.) He gave praise and thanks to Jehovah and thanked Larry Graham among his “spiritual mentors” and Warner Brothers Records for giving him his “freedom.” One thing about Jehovah's Witnesses that I admire is they you will never here them say that they are Christians.