VIDEO: Black Lips’ Jared Swilley Discusses His Gay Pastor Father With TNG

May 24, 2011 · 13562 views

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Last year, after he let slip an F Bomb at a fellow rocker, The Black Lips‘ Jared Swilley cleared the air with me andsealed it with a kiss. This year, he gave us some of his time to discuss his dad Jared Swilley, an Atlanta megachurch pastor who came out to his congregation. Not because he was caught on tape, not because of any scandal, but because he wanted to make the world a more tolerant place by being honest. Jim is a hero to me for that — watch him come out and see if you feel differently — and Jared is also pretty damn awesome for being so open on the subject. The worlds of religion, sexuality and indie rock rarely collide in a positive way, so its nice to see it happen here.

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