According to the NY Post, during a service at their evangelical church which boasted an unusually large crowd, Mary and Keith Hudson, told church goers that “they believed Perry’s split was God’s way of bringing people to church.”
Katy’s mother also said:
“I’m sure that Katy’s trending on the Internet was to get you here to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012.”
The congregation was made up of about 300 individuals, where they have an advertisement on the side that states “Kate Perry’s Parents.”
Katy’s father added:
“I love my daughter and I will always love her. Stop being judgmental and critical. Do not close the doors to your loved ones, especially your children. Just because they do not like what you do or what you are, they are still praying that you stay in the race. They are counting on you. Ibelieve in God, for every one of my children.”
The British comedian filed for divorce from Katy on December 30, after spending Christmas apart. Katy was in Hawaii and Russell was home in London. They married in October 2010, and moving fans were recently seen outside their Hollywood Hills home.