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Katy Perry’s Preacher Father: Jews Smell Rich

Katy Perry’s Preacher Father: Jews Smell Rich

The father of pop star Katy Perry, a preacher at an Ohio church, ranted against Jews during a sermon.

"You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey," Keith Hudson, 63, said during a recent sermon at the Church on the Rise in Westlake, the Daily Mail reported.

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

Perry's mother, Mary Hudson, also is a minister at the church. In her portion of the sermon she said she hoped the publicity from her daughter's breakup with her husband, actor Russell Brand, would bring more people to their church.

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said that comments about Jews and wealth are increasingly common around the world. "But you don't hear about it unless it's connected to a celebrity person," he said. "Because of the communication revolution, people are more likely to share it when they hear something like this, by Twitter or by recording it."

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