Jelly Roll, who was just recently nominated for his first CMA Award for Male Artist of the Year, appeared on the comedy podcast to discuss his massive new album, “Whissitt Chapel“, his life story, and, clearly, a few controversial topics.
While getting into the nitty gritty about his life, Jelly Roll was asked about comments he had previously made elsewhere, saying the new album was partly about his reconciliation with the church. He, in a way, calls out the modern church. When asked to expand, he goes into many things he thinks are currently “wrong”. He predicts the church will suffer as a result of people “americanizing” Jesus and “weaponizing God.”
“Jesus and the church is gonna die, again, if they don’t find a way to portray him the way he was historically known to be.”
“Ya’ll have americanized Jesus and used him as a way of not only propaganda, but you’ve weaponized God… That was the opposite of who Jesus was.”
“The same people that you’re criticizing and going against are the only people that Jesus had a relationship with in the Bible. He did nothing but protect town-wh*res, prostitues, people in jail…”
Now, it may be easy for some people to go after Jelly Roll and shame him for his comments if they disagree, but it’s important to remember context. He made his opinions abundantly clear, but also showed some hope that people can do better.
Jelly Roll is a devout believer in the church and part of his criticism and much of his point on the podcast was clearly pointed toward giving more explanation on his inspiration for his latest album. He has been widely praised for his recent honesty about his troubled life and how his faith and friends have helped him find his way back.
While on the podcast, the guys further discuss how Jelly Roll is killing the game right now and highlight the impact he has had on the country music community. Jelly Roll continues to prove he has one of the most undeniably cool stories in Nashville. From dealing drugs and doing prison time to selling out big-time arena and amphitheater shows- what a journey he has been on. He just received the People’s Choice Country Award for Male Artist of the Year, a fan-voted ceremony, adding another accolade to his growing career.
Watch the full podcast here: