Kiss And Tell (It Like It Is)

Gene Simmons LA KissIf there is one thing I like about Gene Simmons, it’s his ability to cut through bulls**t. The man speaks his mind, and in this case, he’s making a lot of sense.

“He’s got a religious passion, as well he should, we’re in America,” the KISS frontman told earlier this week. ”He’s proud to be a Christian, what’s wrong with that? And yet, with sports media and pop culture media, they make fun of his religion. Really? In America? If he was wearing a burqa, they wouldn’t dare say anything [editor's note: only Muslim women wear burqas]. But if you’re a Christian, you get to be picked on? What the hell? The guy’s got family values. I never saw the media picking on Michael Vick for torturing dogs. Or this other football player, who’s alleged to have killed, committed murder. That’s ‘cool.’ But a guy who’s religious and has got family values isn’t ‘cool?’ He’s cool to me.” (H/TAce [Not Frehley])

Now, in fairness, Simmons recently offered Tebow a three-year contract to play for his Arena Football team – the LA Kiss – but I don’t think that’s why he made the statement. I think he, like a lot of us, is tired of seeing a good man taken down because of his faith.

9 thoughts on “Kiss And Tell (It Like It Is)

  1. Sally Anne

    Nice to see someone in the entertainment world stick up for the freedom of others to live as they please, even if it isn’t the way that those in the biz (particularly ol’ Gene) live.

  2. Jim Scrummy

    I caught an interview of Gene a few years back. He came across as a libertarian and very pro-Israel. Just food for thought.

  3. realwest

    Howdy Wyatt!! Just wanted to thank you for this post. I wasn’t much of a KISS fan, although I do love “New York Groove” and “Rock And Roll All Night” ( back in the day when I COULD rock and roll all night, LOL!).
    But Gene was born in Israel and is an Israeli- American who is fluent in about 5 languages and, according to Wiki Gene said: “I wasn’t born here. But I have a love for this country and its people that knows no bounds. I will forever be grateful to America for going into World War II, when it had nothing to gain, in a country that was far away… and rescued my mother from the Nazi German concentration camps. She is alive and I am alive because of America. And, if you have a problem with America, you have a problem with me.”
    Thanks again Wyatt for letting a good guy stand up for America!!!

  4. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Jim – Little known fact: Simmons was born in Israel.

    Real – Yeah, he’s an icon in the mold of Ted Nugent. America first.

    Cathy – For a rock star, he seems like a decent enough guy.

    Sully – Probably just a co-inky-dink.

  5. metoo

    Gene has always been very open in expressing his views. He is very much a mama’s boy and proud of that fact and believes that America has been very good to he and his mother ever since they emigrated. He is very much opposed to any kind of persecution especially religious since his family is Jewish. It’s always nice when someone with a national platform speaks out about wrong doing.


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