‘The Love Boat’ Theme Song Is Really About Jesus, Says Captain Stubing

GAVIN MacLeod, the actor who popularized the character Capt. Merrill Stubing on “The Love Boat,” says the tune for the sitcom can be interpreted as a song praising Jesus Christ.

“If you listen to the lyrics [“The Love Boat’s” theme song is] all about Jesus,” MacLeod told the hosts of the conservative American Family Association’s radio show ‘”Today’s Issues,” according to a clip of the show posted online Monday. “It’s a whole new approach to that song. I do that whenever I get to a group of believers… It’s really about, ‘Come aboard, Jesus will take care of you. There’s a new love waiting for you. A love that will never let you down.'”

He also reveals how a hairpiece got him his first Broadway role.

The born-again MacLeod, 82, is currently promoting his new memoir, This Is Your Captain Speaking. The tell-all book includes several discussions about the actor’s faith, including the moment he decided to recommit himself to Christianity in 1984.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/love-boat-theme-jesus-gavin-macleod_n_4260749.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

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