Gay Christian Rocker Trey Pearson Axed From Joshua Fest Because Of Homophobic Bigotry

Will Kohler

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  1. John Talley says:

    Matt 6:5
    New Living Translation
    “When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.

    As Christians I believe it is our responsibility to emulate Christ. I question 13 deciding for the entire event staff, deciding who can perform. I certainly am one for living your conviction, but like Matt 6:5 explains, as Christians we are to respect the judgement and decisions of others or bow out graciously. Do the 13 have plans to meet with the artist and explain how their hearts are closed to any belief that one can be gay and a Christian? Are they praying for wisdom from God on the subject or considering that something so personal is beyond their understanding? They are not the artist, they can’t judge the decision he had to make to be honest with himself and the world. Americans have a habit of telling others exactly how others should live their lives. Here’s one from me, the 13 should bow out after the event so there is plenty of time to replace them from such powerful positions. They certainly should not be expected to participate when so many may not share their beliefs.

  2. Amalgamate says:

    Gays dont like him either-he ruined a woman’s life by marrying her, KNOWING he was gay. Then he bred and ruined his children’s lives too-shameful-get thee out!!!

    • Gerry Gentile says:

      Presuming this is true (I don’t know because I’ve never heard of the guy before now), this would suggest that he could actually be bisexual. Not necessarily, just possibly.

      But your comment ignores the fact that you don’t have clue one as to why he married someone. I’m pretty sure, though, that he didn’t say to himself, “Hey! Why don’t I louse up some woman’s life, and mess up any kids we have together?!” There’s a greater likelihood that he married so that he could avoid the ugly jugementalism of his family and friends in the Christian community.

    • MatthewRussellSmith says:

      So you think that his wife’s life and his children’s lives were ruined because he ended up gay? Did you read that somewhere? I would like to see something on this…

  3. Gerry Gentile says:

    It’s a shame that the organizers of this shindig, didn’t say to the folks who threatened to walk out, “Okay, there’s the door. But Jesus loves you anyway.”

    What an opportunity to show how God really provides all their needs. I would think that if God wanted this event to go on, He’d surely have provided the techies they needed to do the work. And the show would have gone on.

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