The Californian songwriter Jay Spears got himself into hot water with this video lampooning the U.S. Religious Right – but then they’d have hated him even before he wrote the song, simply for being an out gay man. By the same token Jay has also made himself some friends in high places. Richard Dawkins liked it so much he enthusastically – if ineptly – embedded the video on his website.
Having grown up as a lonely closeted pop fan in the sixties – when every romantic song we ever heard harped on about boy-meets-girl – Jay’s upbeat tunes and lyrics such as the cheerfully queer “I Like Mike” have cheered me up no end in my middle years. You can find more of his work at jayspears.com