After weeks of topping charts, making secular television debuts, and living her best life making the Lord’s name known, Lauren Daigle is getting a different type of response from fans this week upon hearing her comments to a straightforward question about homosexuality.
In a recent interview on “The Domenick Nati Show,” the Christian singer was asked if she “felt” homosexuality is a sin.
“I can’t honestly answer on that, in the sense of I have too many people that I love and they are homosexuals,” she told Nati.
“I can’t say one way or the other; I’m not God. When people ask questions like that, I just say, ‘Read the Bible and find out for yourself. And when you find out let me know because I’m learning too,’” she added.
If I’m being honest, my first thought in hearing her response was full of judgment and disdain.
Here’s a girl who has been called according to her gifts and trusted to lead others into the presence of the Lord. And she’s telling me she doesn’t know whether or not homosexuality is a sin?
That fruiti-tuti world-pleasing answer was not Truth in my opinion. But a rather cowardly response to a hard-hitting question in today’s cultural climate.
And you guys, I get it.
I get that we live in a world where any topic that *may* hurt someone’s feelings is polarizing. I get that we live in a world where people are turned off to Christianity merely because the teachings of the Bible contradict their emotionally-rooted world views. And I fully understand that after the ride she’s had in the last month—something Lauren says has made everything “clearer” than ever—why she would naturally avoid answering such a polarizing question.
When Lauren Daigle first made an appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” last month, people criticized her for sharing the Gospel in a secular space hosted by a proud homosexual woman.
People—Christians for that matter—shook their finger at this girl, not because of what she was doing but where she was doing it.
In their humanness, those critics thought more of who Ellen Degeneres is, than they did of what God was doing.
But isn’t that the point of Christianity? Aren’t we called to go into the unknown, to reach the unreached, and share the Gospel in all things?
I believe every follower of the Lord has a duty to go where no man has gone before. To bring their faith and ultimately, Jesus, to wherever God opens the door for them to do so.
But we are called to do so without compromise.
I’m reminded of Romans 12:2, in which Paul very boldly addresses the temptations of Earthly things.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
When it comes to biblical sexuality, this world does not offer grace or understanding. You’re simply a hateful person who believes the hateful doctrine of a hateful and vengeful God if you speak truth into the matter.
But isn’t it so like the world—Satan—to paint such a backwards picture?
There really is no remorse, and that’s a tough spot to be put in—especially when placed in a Hollywood bubble.
Still, the Lord is clear about what we are to do when faced with trial and conflict.
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Ephesians 4:25