Lauren Daigle was born in Lafayette, went to high school in Baton Rouge and is about as Louisiana as it gets. Her flamboyant personality, Cajun accent and raspy, deep, soulful singing voice has propelled her to the top of the Christian music recording industry and beyond. But with wider appeal comes tighter scrutiny.
Beeching's God-fearing lyrics are sung by millions in America's Bible Belt. Here, the singer and religious commentator discusses her sexuality for the first time and reflects on the political ramifications of coming out as a lesbian. There is no quicker, more effective way to destroy someone than to isolate them.
He's sold more than to 4. On Sunday, September 14,he again became a big name in Christian circles, but for a much different reason. Ray Boltz officially came out to the world as a gay man through an article in "The Washington Blade.
In a culture dominated by sharp opinions, admitting uncertainty comes at a cost. The Christian musician Lauren Daigle just learned that lesson the hard way. But Daigle, 27, defended her decision in a radio interview:.
Jennifer Lynn Knapp born April 12, is an American-Australian  folk rockand formerly contemporary Christian musician. The Way I Amwas also nominated for a Grammy. In total, the three albums have sold approximately 1 million copies.
By Jo Tweedy For Mailonline. To those gathered in the pews, arms raised and swaying with exultation, Vicky Beeching's brand of Christian music was the epitome of a wholesome Christian life. However, she knew that if she told the truth about her sexual orientation, she would watch her successful career serving up faith-led rock music to America's bible belt falter.
After stepping down, Canfield served as an offstage vocal coach. JC: Yes, I found Hillsong extremely welcoming. At the time I was not telling anyone at church that I was gay.
The parade is lined up along Buttles Avenue, just northwest of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Trucks idle with trailers and floats in tow, awaiting the 11 a. Ministers, wearing clerical collars, and their congregants, wearing purple shirts, mingle with men sweating in leather bondage gear, muzzles, and, in some cases, skirts and six-inch heels.
Vicky Beeching. Back inI was struggling with one of the most significant decisions in my life. I was known as a conservative Roman Catholic, having written best-selling books on the subject, and been a columnist for several Catholic newspapers as well as a highly successful speaker in conservative Christian circles.
Amy Kuney, a. Ames, co-wrote a pair of songs that could win a Grammy this Sunday — at least indirectly. Despite the songs being included on a celebrated record performed by a huge pop star, the track has a very specific significance to Kuney, whose music has been largely inspired by being both Christian and queer. More women were nominated for Grammys in major categories this year than in years past.