Like you didn’t know. Yep, heyzeus was totally a tree-hugging hippie liberal sans blue eyes and white skin, says Art Alexakis and mates on the band’s new free download. "I bet you think of him as a nice clean long-haired Republican/nah He would be locked up in Guantanamo Bay… if he were alive today… Jesus Christ didn’t have blue eyes or blond hair/He looked just like all those people that you want to kill."
And, of course, JC also has mad love for everyone, from kids in Palestine to modern-day Mary Magdelenes: "You say Jesus loves the little children/And I say I know that’s true/I say he loves all the Muslims and the Jews/And the addicts and the porn stars too."
Everclear first played the song at the Rock The Conventions show in Denver. "People looked shocked and excited at the lyrics in a good way," Alexakis said. "I, like a lot of people who consider themselves Christians, get angry and bewildered at the intolerance of so many people who call themselves ‘Christians.’ They act and talk in ways that have nothing to do with the lessons of Christ. Look, sexism, racism, bigotry, and hate don’t have any place in a Christian’s life."