Katy Perry's father, an evangelical preacher, has never denounced his daughter for abandoning the faith, but rather asked the world to pray for her. The pop star told Marie Claire in 2013 that she has rejected religion, yet she still believes in a "higher being."
On today's "Pat & Stu," Stu Burguiere imagined Perry's career trajectory would be difficult for any father in his line of work. Pat Gray said the star's new single "Bon Appetit" is fairly explicit.
Perry, whose birth name is Katherine Hudson, started her career in gospel music and switched to secular pop when she was 17. Pat suggested her overall spiritual-but-not-religious stance might appeal to a wider swath of her fans.
Stu noted that many celebrities pick an "ethereal sort of nothingness" to adhere to as is convenient to them. "At least we know Jesus existed," he insisted.