I just learned of this curious oddity today from Alétheia Blog.
Caedmon’s Call lead singer, Derek Webb has penned a new Christian song where he expresses his anger over what he calls the church “obsession” with homosexuality and not with feeding the hungry and taking care of the poor. CC and Webb are under the Christian rock genre and its not Webb’s first time spewing out ugly lyrics which edify no one. This one sounds like like a freakish attempt to ape Marvin Gay’s “What’s going on?”
Webb was so angry he used triple X language in the unhinged “song” titled “What Matters more?”
You say you always treat people like you like to be
I guess you love being hated for your sexuality
You love when people put words in your mouth
‘Bout what you believe, make you sound like a freak
‘Cause if you really believe what you say you believe
You wouldn’t be so da** reckless with the words you speak
Wouldn’t silently conceal when the liars speak
Denyin’ all the dyin’ of the remedy
Tell me, brother, what matters more to you?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you?
If I can tell what’s in your heart by what comes out of your mouth
Then it sure looks to me like being straight is all it’s about
It looks like being hated for all the wrong things
Like chasin’ the wind while the pendulum swings
‘Cause we can talk and debate until we’re blue in the face
About the language and tradition that he’s comin’ to save
Meanwhile we sit just like we don’t give a sh**
About 50,000 people who are dyin’ today
So Mr. Webb, you can tell what’s in a person’s heart by what comes out of their mouth? Can we apply that line to you and your song? Besides obvious hypocrisy, the problem with people like Webb is after they’ve milked the church for fame and money, their pride and arrogance comes out of the closet in their trashy music.
Webb’s philosophy resembles the gay christian/political movement’s claims about the bible and homosexuality. While screaming loudly that homosexuality isnt important, they berate, sue and threaten people who wont accept it. Why doesn’t Webb write a song about that? His ideology is a rehashed version of gay lie “Jesus said nothing about homosexuality”. He accuses the church of obsessing over homosexuality, but neglects acknowledging the severe assault the church is under RIGHT NOW from homosexual activists within and without.
Same gender sexual sin was important enough for God to have it written into the holy Word 18 times in the Old Testament and 10 times in the New Testament in one way or another. Im not sure what church Webb attends, but we arent spending nearly enough time fighting the growing heresy. Most churches are so engrossed in their next building fund goal or endless “anniversary” programs, they dont address the thousands of people who sit in their pews struggling with homosexuality. AB said he believes Webb took some of the lyrics
Webb, in a word, is deceived. Although I’ve never listened to Caedmon’s Call or Webb before, his nasty mouth and false worldview is enough to never even consider the possibility.
Even if Webb was right, what does using profanity in a so-called Christian song really accomplish?
If 95 percent of “Christian music” was rounded up and burned today, we might be able to hear God’s truth over the noise of these pied pipers.