ICYMI: Carrie Underwood put in a surprise appearance at Passion 2017 this past week, taking the stage with David Crowder to perform her 2014 country/gospel hit “Something In The Water”. Never ones to let an opportunity to promote their culture war agenda and generate publicity for their pet causes go to waste, the American Family Association published an open letter to Passion founder Louie Giglio expressing their concerns over Underwood’s appearance. Why? Because Underwood has come out publicly in support of gay marriage. AFA does not. ‘Nuff said.
Some choice quotes:
I was very frustrated that you would allow her to help lead thousands of people in worship. My frustration quickly turned to disappointment and then to sadness. Carrie Underwood encourages and supports homosexual marriage which the Word of God does not…
With the many Christian artists who believe and teach the full counsel of God’s Word available to lead worship at Passion, why would you choose one who publicly states homosexuality is not a sin?…
The Word of God is not a preference, but principles God has spoken. God is right about marriage and Carrie Underwood is wrong.
As Christians it is our calling to show love and care for the real, flesh-and-blood people in our lives. This is not that. It is fixating upon a minor point of Scripture and making it suddenly the linchpin of faithfulness to God’s Word (The Bible is clearly against homosexual behavior yet devotes an astonishingly small percentage of text to it–priorities, people). It is reducing the Word of God to a list of principles and the people around us to nothing more than right or wrong in relation to said principles. Especially if said people are LGBTQ or have ever had a kind word to say regarding those who are LGBTQ.
For your viewing pleasure I have linked the video of Underwood’s performance below: