Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens Talks With Stereogum

Sufjan Stevens recently talked with Stereogum about writing a song about Tonya Harding and other topics:

The song is in no way affiliated with the movie, but I certainly rushed to release it in tandem. I sent them a copy while they were still editing: “Hey, y’all, I know that you’re working on the movie. I’ve been working on this song for about 10 years.” That’s true. I’ve been trying to write a Tonya Harding song for a long time. The musical director got back to us and said, “Um, we’re kind of going in a different direction.”

Sufjan Stevens Pens Washington Post Op-Ed

Sufjan Stevens has written an op-ed for The Washington Post:

A “Christian Nation” is absolutely heretical. Christ did not come into this world to become a modifier. Look what happened to the Holy Roman Empire.

Jesus said you must hate your mother and father and love your enemies. This is not obtuse provocation, but it’s spiritual deployment of true identity, which no longer resides in skin color combination, ideology, genealogy, name, people, places and things, but in the brotherhood and sisterhood of all humankind, which is ruled by love at any cost.