He will then be reborn
From 1970's porn
Wearing tubesocks with style
And such an innocent smile

Better pray for your sins
Better pray for your sins
'cause the gay messiah's coming

He will fall from the stars
Studio 54
And appear on the sand
Of Fire Island's shore

Better pray for your sins
Better pray for your sins
'cause the gay messiah's coming

No it will not be me
Rufus the baptist I be
No I won't be the one
Baptized in cum

What will happen instead
Someone will demand my head
And then I will kneel down
And give it to them looking down

Better pray for your sins
Better pray for your sins
'cause the gay messiah's coming

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"Gay Messiah" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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  • +3
    General CommentI would argue that today Chrsitians are being more opressed that gays.

    What're you smoking? You know it's rude not to share.

    Genuine persecution of Christians is rare, and anywhere it happens, there is far worse persecution for homosexuals. (See the two boys executed in Iran after being caught in bed together for a perfect example)

    In the US and other first world nations, Christians aren't oppressed. You're imprisoned, executed, fired from your jobs, or denied ANY equal opportunity under the law. All you do is whine when someone says something you don't agree with, or admits outloud they think your belief is stupid. (Like Sam Harris did) That is not at all oppression or even discrimination. Off the cross, someone needs the wood.
    werechickon December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou were at the Columbus show too?
    prayingmantis84on November 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think GunTotingHippy may have taken the intention of this song rather too seriously.
    It's a deliberately humorous pro-gay song which mocks the undeniably ancient and naive views of Christianity in its approach to homosexuality.
    The idea of Christ being reborn as gay is hilarious! Imagine what a kick in the arse that would be for the church.
    The man is an excellent songwriter. Anyone who denounces an artists entire catalogue on one songs and lets one song 'ruin part of their lives forever' is so narrow-minded. Rufus is an icon and has every right to express his opinion in a song without being judged.
    mozza_fanon December 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGunTotingHippy said
    "In a fair society this hatred is a form of discirination, and should not be givena chance to be heard."

    You are taking this far too seriously. Rufus has the right to write whatever lyrics he like. The rest of his album is great and this song is no exception. If you don't like it, don't listen to it.

    Besides, the "discrimination" you claim Rufus is imposing on the church is nothing compared to the "discrimination" the church is imposing of people of alternate sexuality.

    This is a brilliant song with hilarious lyrics!
    Nexariuson January 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmonters, i love you
    Christian Hedoniston April 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif hate is dicrimination and discrimination is frowned upon by the church, why then, are gay people discriminated by the church. Everyhting is made for a reson by god, right?

    And i understand why he might wanna take out his frustrations about the church out in his songs, wouldn't you if you were in his position?

    I think it's high time we all take a step back and realise that being gay is not a bad hting, nor should it really matter. Its the type of person you are that matters and being gay has nothing to do with it
    white_stone_3on March 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou all seem to have missed the

    "Rufus the Baptist I be
    No, I won't be the one baptized in cum
    What will happen instead? Someone will demand my head
    And then I will kneel down and give it to him looking down"

    being an allusion to john the baptist who whose head was eventually "demanded" albeit a little differently than what rufus has in mind...

    laurelinwyntreon March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsaw him in june and when he played this song, there was a rainbow... it was quite fitting..

    this song is great... i love it!!
    melancholyjenon September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwant two next week... so excited...
    beautifulchildon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at the Kettering show and nothing cool happened. Just Guster was on way too long.
    attractivecousinon December 15, 2004   Link

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