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Underoath and Switchfoot Make Love God's Way "Safe List"

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MTV.com reports: Christian acts Underoath and Switchfoot make the "safe" list issued by Love God's Way, an organization described on its Web site as a "faith-based ministry with the goal of spreading God's love through teaching and healing." They have also posted a sprawling list of artists they believe parents should beware of — those they describe as "gay or propagating a gay message" — which includes Jay-Z, Eminem, Metallica, DMX, the Killers, Lil' Kim, Eagles of Death Metal, Rolling Stones and Nickelback.

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1. e writes:

Metallica propagating a gay message? thats different...

# Jan 25, 2007 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

Ha! What song I wonder? The Thing That Should Not Be?

# Jan 25, 2007 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. rk writes:

if anything underoath has been propagating the gayest msg of that stupid judeo-xtian fairy tale for years. Fags.

# Jan 25, 2007 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Arctic writes:

Link to the site? I'd like to see it.

# Jan 25, 2007 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. mike writes:

haha!

maybe they didn't hear the Switchfoot lyric asking "is this the Kingdom, or just a hit-and-miss?" shouldn't parents be more worried about their kids' faith being challenged than a gay message? (assuming those bands are propagating a gay message, which itself is ridiculous)

:rollseyes:

# Jan 25, 2007 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. pursuit of vikings writes:

How cute.

# Jan 25, 2007 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BlueRose writes:

I really wouldn't be surprised about Eagles of Death Metal being on any list involving "gay" things, but Metallica? Maybe Lars....NO! What am I saying! That's just silly.

# Jan 25, 2007 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

oddly enough..Judas Priest did not make the list.

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Nina writes:

Yep... NB and Metallica have turned me into a homosxual......I wanna sleep with every male band member there is now.... and since I am female, not sure how gay that really makes me. LOL

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. holyshit writes:

wow...um, metallica might suck now, but i've never heard anything in their music that was promoting fags....strange

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Zero Tolerance writes:

That story made no sense to me at all. Either I missed something or Im just retarded. Metallica propagating a "gay" message?

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. mike writes:

actually, Switchfoot isn't on the safe list. (http://lovegodsway.org/SafeBands)

and how is Sufjan Stevens on the gay list? i thought he was christian?

weird stuff.

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. zach writes:

switchfoot SUCKS
MetallicA RuleS

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. simone writes:

lars used to wear makeup in mid 90's videos. gay!

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 2:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. thisdoesnotrepresentCHRIST writes:

Bands to watch out for

* The Spores (endorse suicide)
* Scissor Sisters
* Rufus Wainwright
* Merzbau
* Ravi Shankar
* Wilco
* Bjork
* Tech N9ne
* Ghostface Killah
* Bobby Conn
* Morton Subotnik
* Cole Porter
* The String Cheese Incident
* Eagles of Death Metal
* Polyphonic Spree
* The Faint
* Interpol
* Tegan and Sara
* Erasure
* Le Tigre
* The Gossip
* The Magnetic Fields
* The Doors
* Phish
* Queen
* The Strokes
* Sufjan Stevens
* Morrissey(?questionable?)
* The Pet Shop Boys
* Metallica
* Judas Priest
* The Village People
* The Secret Handshake
* The Rolling Stones
* David Bowie
* Frankie Goes to Hollywood
* Man or Astroman
* Richard Cheese
* Jay-Z
* Depeche Mode
* Kansas
* Ani DiFranco
* Fischerspooner
* John Mayer
* Angel Eyes
* The Indigo Girls
* Velvet Underground
* Madonna
* Elton John
* Barry Manilow
* Indigo Girls
* Melissa Etheridge
* Eminmen
* Nirvana
* Boy George*
* The Killers
* Lou Reed
* Lil' Wayne
* Motorhead
* Jill Sobule
* Wilson Phillips
* DMX
* Lisa Loeb
* Ted Nugent (loincloth)
* Dogstar
* Thirty Seconds to Mars
* Lil' Kim
* kd lang
* Frank Sinatra
* Hinder
* Nickleback
* Justus Kohncke
* Bob Mould
* Clay Aiken
* Arcade Fire
* Bright Eyes
* Corinne Bailey Rae
* Audioslave
* Red Hot Chili Peppers
* Panic at the Disco
* Elton John(really gay)

In Our effort to keep this list up to date we'd appreciate your help. If you know of a band that is Gay or propogating a Gay message please email us so we can update. Donnie is handling this his email is: donniedavies@gmail.com

The response is overwhelming. You guys know of a lot more Gay Bands than I do. I can't keep up. Hopefully soon we'll have it so you can add them by yourself.
EMAIL THIS IGNORANT BIGOT THAT HE IS PROBALLY THE DUMBEST PERSON ALIVE

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. misskeets writes:

I know that there's a lot of people out there who don't agree with homosexuality (I'm straight, I just don't really care what other people decide to do as long as it doesn't affect me), but honestly, putting up a website of bands to what out for because they have a gay message/are gay!? Nevermind that half of the bands they've listed are crap, who's really that shallow that they won't listen to something because of someone's sexual choice?

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Stephen writes:

Good god, I hate stuff like this. I myself am straight, but hearing sh** like this gives me a headache. It's just one more example of religion attacking things it doesn't understand. You think homosexuality is unnatural? How about an establishment (such as religion) trying to suppress human self-gratification in an effort to control its faithful? Which one is really more unnatural and unhealthy?

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cynic writes:

I'm pretty sure this site is a joke.

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. mike writes:

zach writes:
switchfoot SUCKS

...i'm guessing you haven't heard their new album "Oh! Gravity."?

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 10:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. a writes:

zack is right switchfoot sucks

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. 6(sic)6 writes:

that site is f***ed up.

seriously.

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. StabbingTheDrama writes:

That sh** is all a matter of opinion anyway. How f***ing stupid is this? Is Post 15 the artists that are sending gay messages? Well nobody hear likes John Mayer but he's f***ing Jessica Simpson lol Jay-Z has been with Beyonce for a long a$$ time. And Elton John...DUH!!! LOL

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. DeathFace writes:

F*** love god's way.

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 2:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. zach writes:

thanks (a)

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. zach writes:

f*** U Mike

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. zach writes:

switchfoot is a little christian rock

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Metal Miltia writes:

no one cares what you think you stupid web site.metallica isnt gay so shut up and keep your false impressions to yourself. Love God's Way-what a satanic name haha

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MetallicPunk writes:

For that site to do that proves they are ignorant christians cause not all christians think like that.

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. metalmessiah writes:

im pretty sure they are just jealous because non-christian metal is sooooo much better than thier bullsh*t.!! Though i do respect bands like Becoming the Archetype. If you want to get a christian-based message out, im pretty sure thats how i'd do it!!! haha

# Jan 30, 2007 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

I just sent an email to donniedavies@gmail.com saying that he should be put on the gay list, because he's the fa**ot haha and i also said fuuck god, just to piss him off a little more!

# Feb 1, 2007 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Pantellica writes:

Has anyone seen the video for whiskey in the jar? It has a bunch of half naked girls making out with each other. Maybe that's where they got that? I don't know, because none of their songs actually "propogate a gay message." and Nickelback??? I really don't know where that one came from either.

# Feb 1, 2007 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Ostracised writes:

Check out Tourniquet, Crimson Thorn, or Theocracy. Those are really good Christian bands I'd put on a bill with secular bands anyday and they'd rip! As far as bands"promoting a gay message", I don't know where people get this crap. Everybody knows Boy George, Elton John and others are gay, but who really cares? Do you like the music or not? It's ENTERTAINMENT!!!! If you don't like it, you have the right not to listen to it. Like I don't listen to Screamo, because I think it sucks, not because I think they're gay. It's none of my business what somebody chooses to do in their bedroom. I don't have to agree with it, but it definitely doesn't influence my choice in music. If it did I'd have quit listening to Judas Priest a long time ago.

Now Playing:"Bind, Torture, Kill" from Suffocation

# Feb 1, 2007 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. E-Rock writes:

why is frankie goes to hollywood on the list? do they still exist? and scissor sisters is another on the list that's openly gay. makes no sense to me . . . i listen to metallica, elton john and priest but i still wanna do chicks.

# Feb 1, 2007 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. RememberMetal? writes:

I can't believe that list above has MERBOW in it....It's PURE NOISE...not even music, no lyrics....How can it be against the christian agenda?....

For the uninittated, go to Amazon.com look up Merzbow's album 1930 and listen to Degradtion of Tape with the sound way up....If that sh** doesn't at least make your fight or flight instinct tingle a bit your a tougher bastard than me.

DOGSTAR!!!!!!!!!!!
Keanu Reeves...playing the silent bassist...funny, at least he tries to be humble by not being front and center.
Someone tell post 15 to add A7X and Fallout Boy....

# Feb 1, 2007 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Cynic writes:

Again, I'm pretty sure the whole site is a joke, there are blogs out there which say the same thing.

A great (and ludicrously Christian) band from the 90s was Believer. Funnily enough they sounded most similar to Atheist. I've heard some Tourniquet songs, they're ok but nothing special.

# Feb 1, 2007 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Stephen writes:

This site had better be a joke. The heading at the website reads, "God Hates Fags! Love God's Way!" You know what I hate? People with a completely pathetic and hopeless mindset.

"Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today"

...If only.

# Feb 3, 2007 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. mike writes:

@a - i'm sure you haven't heard their newest record either. way to stereotype. i'm not a big fan of their albums prior to this, either.

@zach - "f*** U Mike" haha that tells me not to take your opinion on switchfoot (or anything for that matter) seriously. that wasn't exactly an intelligent response, and switchfoot is at least an intelligent band. and they're not christian rock, please. i wouldn't listen to them if they were.

anyways peace out - and rock on, homosexuals.

# Feb 4, 2007 @ 6:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. the antihippy writes:

that's ridiculous. who care's if a person gets turned on by boobs or abs? and i don't even think any of those bands listed are even gay.

# Feb 4, 2007 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. zack w. writes:

sorry to burst your bubble but switchfoot is a christian rock band. unless they went the "hey we're a christian band until we get some radio play" route. i don't like them but i'm not going to knock them. but something that strikes me as odd: how the hell did cyndi lauper make the safe list? if this is serious what is their justification for putting bands on which list? i'm consider myself a christian but this is a bunch of crap in my opinion.

# Feb 4, 2007 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. mike writes:

sorry to burst YOUR bubble, but: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switchfoot#Switchfoot_and_Christian_music
they've never claimed to be a christian rock band (while consistently denying it). its just too bad that the indie label they first got signed to got bought out by a monster of a christian label, Sparrow, and ever since they've been unfortunately tagged "christian rock". they never wanted that but they sucked it up, and looked at the brighter side cause they'd gotten a bigger audience, and soon enough, a major label contract.

and, um, i wouldn't expect your average christian rock band to cover bad religion, a band of athiests who were outspoken against christianity.

PS- i would see why you don't like them until now, but if a band is as good as their latest album, these guys are among the very best on the alternative scene. and you can't dispute that until you give a listen to their Dec 26th release. see what the critics are raving about.

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 7:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. zack w. writes:

i don't care if they dispute it or not, the fact of the matter is they were lumped into the christian rock genre, used it their advantage and are making money because like you said they "sucked it up and dealt with it." i'm not faulting them for doing it either, and i'm also not saying they suck, its not my style of music. they're good at what they do i just don't like it period. it has absolutely nothing to do with their ability.

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. zack w. writes:

as a side note, yes they may try to reach out to everyone and i give them props for not trying to impose their beliefs through their music but its my belief that that's what a good christian band does. and they do consider themselves christian from a faith perspective anyway.

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I'm surprised Prince isn't up there

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Stephen writes:

After last night's performance, they'll probably make a seperate website just for him. Although the fact that he covered the Foo Fighters was pretty cool.

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Cynic writes:

"and, um, i wouldn't expect your average christian rock band to cover bad religion, a band of athiests who were outspoken against christianity."

That's EXACTLY what I'd expect a Christian band to do. What you really should be asking is what defines a Christian rock band? A band full of Christians or an outspoken band? Either way they're mainstream rock and I couldn't give a sh** about a genre that lame.

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. rising end writes:

hell i could see why boy george is deemed a gay menace, the village people definetely, elton john without a doubt, maybe even the pet shop boys. but motorhead and frank sinatra! this sh** is preposterous!

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Golden Child writes:

This is a site for uptight parents who cant think for themselves. I really do not know why you guys are all freaking out about this... lol. I mean no one who will actually make a difference in their sales is looking at this. It's just a parent guide thing. There are A LOT of this stuff out there. And I'm pretty sure you will disagree with them too. So stop wasting your time arguing about it. It is really dumb.

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Phill writes:

this site needs help thats all i can say about it

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 6:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. the antihippy writes:

did anyone notice that they added ted nugent for wearing a loincloth? now that is just silly.

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 7:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. the antihippy writes:

and how do you interpret a bunch of noise that is merzbow into a gay message?

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. RememberMetal? writes:

I'm still pondering that one myself...

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. the antihippy writes:

^^ yeah. i was reading your post on merzbow and decided to check him out. scared the skin out of me.

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 3:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. John Joe!! writes:

Yes, Metallica and the killers and all the other bands listed are pretty GAY!!! Keep up the work underoath and switchfoot!!!

# Feb 12, 2007 @ 9:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Fuckunderoath writes:

Underoath and switchfoot umm......Ok Matallica and Ted Nugent Gay? WOW! um wew what can I say for some reason Bullsh** comes to mind

# Feb 14, 2007 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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