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It's no secret that singer Katy Perry is not living the Christian lifestyle she was raised in. She's once again breaking all the rules with her recent declaration that she plans to have children with or without a husband.
"I don't need a dude," the 29-year-old entertainer told Rolling Stone for the Aug. 14 issue, where she appears on the cover. She mentioned her friends, homosexual actors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, who have twins.
"It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don't need anything. I don't think I'll have to, but we'll see. I'm not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."
But don't expect Perry to become a mom anytime soon, as she continues to pursue her career.
"I see that my sister is completely devoted to [her] kid, 24 hours a day," she explains. "And so far, the little girl is so alert, so aware, so conscious, so beautiful, so happy, and I want to be doing that in the right time, and that's not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it's in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it. I don't really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through [age] 5 is over."
Perry is no stranger to controversy. Christian artists are suing her over alleged song theft, and Muslims have charged her with blasphemy. Some in the church are calling for prayer for Perry and other young Christian artists who seem to have lost their way.
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