Tom Petty has slammed the Catholic Church in a song about child abuse on the new Heartbreakers album ‘Hypnotic Eye’.
This week’s Billboard cover story features Tom Petty, who opens up about his new track “Playing Dumb.” The song addresses the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy and criticizes Catholic Church .
Tom Petty blasts the Catholic Church, saying: “[Religion] can’t tell anybody it’s okay to kill people, and it can’t abuse children systematically for God knows how many years.”
Petty adds, ‘If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club. And I wouldn’t give them any more money.’
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