''When we brought out “It’s a Sin,” it was quite interesting, because people took it really seriously; the song was intended as a camp joke and it wasn’t something I consciously took very seriously. The local parish priest in Newcastle delivered a sermon on it, and reflected on how the Church changed from the promise of a ghastly hell to the message of love.'' - Neil Tennant
''I’ve become less religious as I’ve got older. Even when I wrote ''It’s a Sin'' part of me was probably still a Catholic. The thing that I always liked about Catholicism they got rid of! I liked the Latin and the incense and the sort of music and plainsong. When I was eight years old I could sing the Latin mass in plainsong because I was an altar boy.'' Neil Tennant
''When I first walked into a big gay disco, my first thought was, “This is like a Cathedral, this is like a Church.” The combination of this transcendent music, a lot of which was chords, like organ chords because synth pop actually has a close relationship to the kind of organ music you might have in church.'' - Neil Tennant
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