Katy Perry's parents make a plea to singer's bashers: 'Don't judge her, pray for her'

Keith and Mary Hudson, who are both ministers, are the parents of pop star Katy Perry.(Facebook/Keith Hudson Ministries)

Pop star Katy Perry's parents Keith and Mary Hudson, who are both ministers, hope their daughter's bashers would turn to prayer instead of criticising her.

They recently spoke at the Church of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, according to Radar Online. The two have publicly criticised their daughter after she questioned her Christianity and shot to fame because of controversial songs such as "I Kissed A Girl."

But the Hudsons have learned to accept their daughter for who she is, and are constantly praying that she will return to the fold of Christianity.

"I want you to pray for my daughter," Keith said. "Don't judge her, pray for her. She's going to be singing 'Rise' for the Olympics this year. We're very proud of it and her."

The Hudsons have maintained a good relationship with their daughter over the years, despite their differences. And although they do not agree with all of her music, they still attend her awards shows.

A lot of people have questioned whether or not the Hudsons have done the right thing in going to their daughters' events as many of her song lyrics reference sex and lust.

But Keith said he always considers what Jesus would do. "Where do you think Jesus would go? A lot of them in the industry have walked with the Lord or grew up in church," he said. "If you are a parent who agrees with everything your son or daughter does, stand up, we'll shoot you, get rid of you now because you been walking in a lie."

Back in December 2013, Perry told Marie Claire that even though she no longer considers herself a Christian, she still feels she has a relationship with God.

"I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time — for self-control, for humility," she said. "There's a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying 'thank you' sometimes is better than asking for things.

"I don't believe in a Heaven or a Hell, or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable," she continued. "Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don't want to hear."