Meat Loaf

Religion, politics, and ideas ofMeat Loaf

Religious

Republican

Religion

Religious

24 May 2012

In an interview with Pop Matters, Meat Loaf said

I’ll be honest with you. I pray every night and if I skip a night, I apologize for skipping it. I thank [God] for my blessings because I’ve been very blessed and I pray for my family and I pray for people who are ill, who I find out are sick or whatever.
Political Affiliation

Possibly Republican

18 Aug 2011

In an interview with CNN, when asked who he would vote for, Meat Loaf said

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey.
Summary

Meat Loaf is Christian.

He says he's neither left nor right, but Meat sure acts like a Republican.

Editorial

Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.

Meat Loaf is a Christian who sang in his church choir as a kid and went to a Christian college.[1] He believes God put him here for a reason:

God put me on this Earth to help my fellow man, to have a kind heart, to be a good person.[2]

And doing good for Meat Loaf does not include being a champion of the separation of church and state. Apparently the musician wasn't impressed when a student in Rhode Island challenged the constitutionality of a prayer that was hanging on the wall at her public high school.[3] About the controversy he said,

The world's gone to hell in a handbasket, because there's a lot more things to worry about than whether there's a prayer on the wall that's been on the wall for 50 years.[4]

And you don't have to look too far to find Christianity in some of his lyrics too, with song like "If God Could Talk"[5] and "(I'd Love to Be) As Heavy As Jesus."[6]

Politics of the Weird

Meat Loaf doesn't consider himself aligned with any particular political party. He said,

I have a lot of views to the left, and I have a lot of views to the right, and that really doesn't put me in the middle. I don't know what that makes me. It makes me weird.[7]

But he sure seems to lean right. When asked in 2011 who he would vote for in the next presidential election, he said he would vote for Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey.[8] And the only campaign contribution on record from Meat is for John McCain's presidential bid in 2008.[9] He also apparently attended George W. Bush's inauguration in 2000.[10]

He almost sounds like a could have joined the Occupy Wall Street movement when he said he blames politicians and bankers–and only less so the American people–for the financial crisis.[11] But then again, one doesn't need to be a Democrat to echo those sentiments.

Meat Loaf may deny it, but he sure sounds like a Republican to me.

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