I found that this morning at NPR.org, which manifests zero interest in the religious orientation of the song, which is called "My God." There's this puzzling sentence:
In 1982, the Irish Catholic singer joined a Jewish drummer, a Protestant guitar-and-keyboard player and a Jamaican bassist to form Culture Club.I say "puzzling," because I can't tell if George remains a Catholic or if he just was one in 1982. He's still Irish, and maybe Catholic is, at least to NPR, something like an ethnic group and it sticks to you for life. Then the other members of the band are Jewish, Protestant, and Jamaican, which is a funny lack of parallelism. Are we talking about ethnicity or religion or just whatever diversity factor makes each one seem most "diverse"?
Mostly, NPR quotes George about school:
"Well, I hated school from the minute I got there to the minute I was thrown out. I was different. Even from the age of about 6 years old I was kind of made to feel different by other kids — you know, I was a quite pretty kid, and I got called 'girl' a lot, and 'woman' and all of that. And school is really not a place to be different. School is not a great place to have feminine features or a big nose, or to wear glasses or the wrong shoes. School is a scary place for kids. So I didn't like it, and I didn't want to be there. And it was a great day for me when they threw me out."That's vaguely connected to the amorphous "diversity" angle, but come on! He's singing about God. What's he saying? I take it that's the single with a video so that's what NPR stuck up on its website, and George takes the publicity in the form it's offered. He's got a new album, which you can buy here.
Actually the lyrics fit NPR's stock diversity theme. I'll edit them down to 3 lines to make that obvious:
He said “Jesus loves you don’t you know?”...Remember that God spelled backwards is "dog," and you can pair George's song with the old Ken-L-Ration jingle.
I said, “Jesus loves me don’t you know?”
My God is bigger than your God