Friday, April 22, 2016

Prince’s Holy Lust

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By TOURÉ
Prince, performing in 1985, exuded carnality. His sexual orientation, though, was all his own, and it was oriented toward you. Credit Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
People may consider the work of Prince, who died Thursday, to be electrifyingly erotic, and it surely was, but people don’t realize how much time Prince spent all but evangelizing for his vision of Christianity. People may consider the work of Prince, who died Thursday, to be electrifyingly erotic, and it surely was, but people don’t realize how much time Prince spent all but evangelizing for his vision of Christianity. Sex to him was part of a spiritual life. The God he worshiped wants us to have passionate and meaningful sex. His former tour manager Alan Leeds told me: “For him the love of God and the sexual urges we feel are one and the same somehow. For him it all comes from the same root inside a human being. God planted these urges and it’s never wrong to feel that way. The urge itself is a holy urge.” [link]
Prince performing in Denver in 1986.
Prince performed at Eastern Michigan University in 1981