Like many of us, Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody is getting a bit sick of seeing the Jonas Brothers everywhere, but it isn’t just their faces that have offended the “Chasing Cars” singer. “Promise rings? Hmmm.” Lightbody wrote on his official blog, kicking off an insanely long rant about abstinence, Bill Maher, evangelicals, and Republicans.
“As you read this people what are you thinking of right now?” he wrote. “Yup, thought so, sex. Or if not right now then ten minutes ago? Four minutes ago? From all of our teenage years onwards we think of sex a hell of a lot. What then do you think would be an apt suggestion to the youth of the world? You think abstinence is gonna cut the mustard? ABSTINENCE?! Yes indeed. What a good idea! Let’s tell kids to simply fight their carnal (and wholly natural) urges and stay ‘pure’ until marriage. I may know very little (and I really don’t know much) but one thing I’m sure of is that this simply will not work.”
After another thousand words or so of ranting about how depriving people of sex turns them into whores, etc., Lightbody chills out on the Jonas Brothers a little: “That all being said it’s not just the Jonas Brothers by any means, it’s the evangelicals and the republicans (conservatives in general) that are mostly to blame. So I’m a wee bit sorry to the apple cheeked brothers as it was only their poster (many, many of their posters) that sparked this wee rant.”