How do they feel about their parents putting them on record? I dunno.... Just something to think about, I guess.
But it got me thinking about my absolute favorite Christian musician: a guy named Don Francisco. 70s haircut, beard, guitar. And awesome songs. It's not nostalgia that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up to this day thinking of his song Too Small a Price.
But I also thought of this song, which is over twenty years old now, and it occurred to me.....holy shit, this Don Francisco guy was ahead of his time, man.
Take a listen:
Dont Care Where You Been Sleepin
Writing in "God's voice," as he often does, he lays out a vision of Christian belief that explicitly rejects some of the more intolerant aspects of Evangelism.
I don't care where you've been sleeping, I don't who's made your bedThe whole thing made me think of my Mom, who played Don Francisco's records for years, and all the crap she's gone through simply for being who she is, and how comforting this kind of thing must have been when faced with all the homophobic hate that basically defines the modern Evangelical movement.
I've already gave My life to set you free;
There's no sin you could imagine that is stronger than my love,
And it's all yours if you'll come home again to Me.
Jerry Falwell was never man enough to say "I don't care where you've been sleeping," that's for damn sure.
Anyway, I highly recommend going to Don Francisco's website and downloading as many of his MP3s (for free!) that you can. It's good stuff, even if you're a heathen like me.
Adam, Where Are You?
Gotta Tell Somebody
Don't Care Where You've Been Sleepin'
Come and Follow Me
I'll Never Let Go of Your Hand
Too Small a Price