Your Christian Music Coming Out Round Up
Any of you who follow the CCM world have doubtless heard that Jennifer Knapp, who enjoyed some fame and achievement particularly about ten years ago in CCM (she won best new artist in the Dove Awards in 1999), recently confirmed on the record with Christianity Today what many folks had suspected for years: she’s gay. Money quote:
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It never occurred to me that I was in something that should be labeled as a “struggle.” The struggle I’ve had has been with the church, acknowledging me as a human being, trying to live the spiritual life that I’ve been called to, in whatever ramshackled, broken, frustrated way that I’ve always approached my faith. I still consider my hope to be a whole human being, to be a person of love and grace. So it’s difficult for me to say that I’ve struggled within myself, because I haven’t. I’ve struggled with other people. I’ve struggled with what that means in my own faith. I have struggled with how that perception of me will affect the way I feel about myself.