So news broke today that a Christian music artist named Jennifer Knapp who was immensely popular in the 1990s came out of the closet, announcing that she’s a lesbian.
Someone asked me what I thought about this and whether it affects my opinion of all her great music.
Nope, doesn’t negate any song or music she’s created in her career. Remember, these type of amazing songs are gifts from God. No one should dare blame him for this situation.
Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that Christians (and Christian music listeners) can tend to be the most judgmental people that we ever come into contact with.
People in the church like to bash people with this particular sin because it’s something that “they would never struggle with.” Then they make aloof comments and look down on people for making announcements like this rather than empathize with the spot they’re in and pray like crazy that they can be led out of a life of temptation. My personal favorites are people who will condemn someone for giving into this type of sexual sin while secretly entertaining their own. I’ve got news for you, God views acts of sexual sin the same whether they are heterosexual or homosexual.
But I agreed with someone’s words I read who said, “No one follows the Lord on their own terms. And when we pronounce something “Okay,” we’d better have some assurance that we’re on the right side of that statement.” That’s the tough thing about this situation. But being an aloof holier-than-thou Christian sure isn’t the way to go.
Like one of the people that commented on this You Tube video of one of her songs below, “How can you not worship God after listening to this song?”