Wow. Another one bites the dust. Surely the devil is busy.
Almost two ago, Christian music artist Ray Boltz came out of the closet, revealing that he is a homosexual. Gospel singer Tonex did the same thing last year. Now Jennifer Knapp has joined the parade. How sad. The unfortunate thing is, there are many more in Christian/Gospel music who are gay but are hiding it. It makes one wonder: "How much of the Christian music I listen to is actually made by truly devoted Christians? ... and how much is made by a) backslidden and unrepentant believers who want to cling to their sin while still "praising the Lord" or b) pretenders who are passing as Christians while they make a career in the gospel music industry?"
in an interview with Christianity Today magazine, Ms. Knapp says
The Bible has literally saved my life. I find myself between a rock and a hard place -- between the conservative evangelical who uses what most people refer to as the 'clobber verses' to refer to this loving relationship as an abomination, while they're eating shellfish and wearing clothes of five different fabrics, and various other Scriptures we could argue about.
I'm not capable of getting into the theological argument as to whether or not we should or shouldn't allow homosexuals within our church. There's a spirit that overrides that for me, and (that is) what I've been gravitating to in Christ and why I became a Christian in the first place.
This is where Jennifer Knapp is wrong. There is NOTHING to "argue about" when it comes to this. Scripturally, they don't have a leg to stand on... and the "shellfish" and "different fabrics" pro-Gay arguments dont stand up under close examination.
Time and space dont allow me to get into it here in-depth, but Joe Dallas has written an excellent article that deals with the major pro-Gay Theology arguments: Responding to Pro-Gay Theology.
See also "Pro-Homosexual Arguments Examined" for more on this.
God's word is crystal clear. God made man and woman. Any sexual activity outside of the bonds of male-female marriage is sexual immorality.
I guess we can fully expect to see more "Christian music" artists come out and try to make it seem as if their homosexual perversion is compatible with Biblical Christianity. Unfortunately, actions have consequences. One must wonder: how many women and girls have been corrupted in the past by Jennifer Knapp? And how many more will be corrupted now and in the future, since she's decided to try to put the stamp of acceptability on her sexually immoral lifestyle?. The simple fact is, whether or not it's politically correct to say it, homosexuality is not at all compatible with Christianity -- and frankly, any Christian who isn't scripturally convinced of that fact may well be in spiritual danger himself, whether he knows it or not.