I just made a post by The Killers in my Classic Rock group, and remarked that I really love Brandon Flowers’ voice, even though I have to keep his Mormon views strictly out of my mind when I listen. To be fair, he doesn’t really push his Mormon religion and I’ve actually felt sorry for him when he’s been interviewed on TV shows and it is mentioned...like here on this Swedish chat show where he was ambushed by Richard Dawkins. I think his manager was watching from the wings and sent a message to the host to get him back stage...quick!
The other guests on the show are Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA and Ulrika Johnson a British TV personality.
I've seen this video before (a few times actually) and it left me in a strange mental position. On one hand I'm a huge fan of The Killers but at the same time I'm also a fan of Dawkins. My views aren't swayed as an atheist but it definitely made me think about the approach people take to express their views. I'm able to separate Brandon's views from his music luckily, so there's a 'brightside' to that haha
I've heard this group off and on since my teen years and I didn't know this. To be fair, i'm not exactly a fan. And I don't think I would have cared anyway.
Not a fan of Dawkins, but the host certainly started off with a strange question. And he didn't ambush Brandon. If anything, were missing something.