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Preacher Keith Hudson is in the business of hating Jews

Preacher Keith Hudson, father of pop star Kate Perry, ranted against Jews in the Church on the Rise in Westlake, Ohio. He pleased hundreds of followers who promptly passed around the plate for contributions to him and his wife.

“You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey,” he preached.

"You go to LA and they own all the Rolex and diamond places. Walk down a part of LA where we live and it is so rich it smells. You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah. Amen."

As for the money Hudson received after the sermon, he said, "We live by the Gospel, not off anyone else, even though you may say 'You are the parents of Katy Perry, you must be rich.' No, she is, I am not, hallelujah."

In his sermon, he also related to his daughter, who was recently divorced from Russell Brand, English comedian, actor, columnist, singer, author and radio/television presenter.

“People say 'How is it you have a daughter raised in the church and she sang 'I kissed a girl and liked it'? I say 'I don't know.’ I'm sure Katy is trending on the Internet just to get you into church tonight.”

One wonders if Preacher Hudson’s comments about Jews are made because they make headlines, which will probably draw more curious people and their cash to one of his sermons. He and his wife have had no problem in fully take advantage of the public relations bonanza that their daughter Katy's career brings to the Keith Hudson Ministries, especially now that she's going through such a tough time in her life. Even if they aren't using her name to get rich, Keith and Mary Hudson are using it to gain fame and power in their own evangelical world.

Keith Hudson and his wife are freelance Pentecostal preachers. Hudson calls himself a ‘prophet/evangelist’ and claims to be used by the Holy Spirit to heal people. He travels America and Europe trying to ‘save people’.

Keith Hudson grew up in 1960s California living it up as a LCD dropping hippie. In the 1980s he married his wife and they turned into evangelists to support their family. They began a new age evangelical ministry that would take them to many parts of the world delivering a spunky Gospel message. He explains his sudden change in lifestyle from a revelation from God to him inside an Apple Orchard in Wenatchee, Washington.

Mary (nee Perry) Hudson grew up in Southern California and like her husband, was a wild child who loved to travel. Mary Hudson reportedly dated Jimmie Hendricks in the 1960s and had a tempestuous first marriage in Zimbabwe before meeting and marrying Keith Hudson. Mary believes she has the power to heal people with her delivery of the Gospel message.

They started out pastoring in Santa Barbara, California, in the 80’s. He first started the Christian Oasis Center, now called the Life Christian Church in their Irvine California home. They then became co-founders of Keith Hudson Ministries.

Apparently Keith speaks in tongues and Mary interprets it. Mary holds Arise conferences to encourage women to rise up in who they are in Christ, to be bold, trailblazers and think outside the box.

Hudson preaches that he believes in the present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who has bestowed spiritual gifts in and among believers on the earth since the day of Pentecost and will continue to do so until our Lord's return. These include: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, and various kinds of tongues.

Keith Hudson wrote the book The Cry (Destiny Image Pub, 2009). He describes the prayer God wants to hear as: prayer "birthed from the revelation that resides in your soul," passionate, fervent prayer, cried from a heart of great faith in holy boldness. The Cry will ignite a new fire within you-it will rekindle your passion for God. By stripping away the polish and veneer of outward religion and exposing the authentic cry of your heart, God will move in ways you never thought possible.

Mary Hudson also has a book out that she is selling called Smart Bombs. The book description says: “This book reveals how the word of god is like a modern day smart bomb… (Keith Hudson Ministries, 2009).

Their daughter pop singer Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California. Katy was incorporated into her parents' ministry and sang in their church between the ages of nine and seventeen. Katy toured America with her family before they settled in California when she was 11.

At the age of 15, Perry's singing in church attracted the attention of rock veterans from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to polish her writing skills. She later changed her surname to Perry, her mother's maiden name, because "Katy Hudson" was too close to film actress Kate Hudson. At the age of 17, Perry left her home for Los Angeles, where she worked with Glen Ballard on an album.

In other words, a good living can be made from preaching the gospel with a strong prophetic anointing and including hatred of Jews.