Is Paramore a Christian Band?
Is Paramore a Christian band?
This is how they responded in an interview when asked the question
Hayley said, "We're actually atheists. (she laughs) No, personally, we believe in Jesus Christ." and Josh said, "We are Christian, but we're not a Christian band. We're just like everyone else, you know? We have our own beliefs."
Ok, so they are all Christians but don't take the label "Christian Band". Paramore have been labeled and promoted as a Christian band at times, not by them personally but by others that assumed they were because they do not hide the fact that they are all Christians, and Hayley has said it influences her music. Since then two of the members have left the band and were quoted saying
“Hayley presented lyrics to us that were really negative and we didn’t agree with. For example, ‘the truth never set me free,’ which contradicts what the Bible says in John 8:32 (‘and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall sat you free’). We fought her about how her lyrics misrepresented our band and what we stood for, but in the end she got her way. Instead of fighting her any longer, we decided to just roll over and let it go.” also saying about it “Paramore claimed to be a Christian band, and then wrote those lyrics. It contradicts your faith.”
I haven't seen anywhere that any of the members claim to be a Christian band but they do say they are Christians so saying things contrary to that can turn people off I guess. There has also been an incident where the lead singer posted "by accident" topless pictures of herself on her twitter page. So people making the mistake of labeling them Christian kinda went out the window in a hurry.
Lyrics pointing to Paramore NOT being a Christian band
"The truth never set me free. So, I'll do it myself." Album – Brand New Eyes, Song – Careful
To be honest I wouldn't exactly call these anti-Christian, she could be singing about a hard time in her life, who knows but her and God. But I can see where this is the lyric that is pointed to. To be honest I don't really see many lyrics that would make me think they are a Christian band.
So Is Paramore a Christian Band?
No. They do say that they are Christians but it doesn't seem to come out to me in the lyrics.