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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Confronted for Hosting Lesbian Wedding, Amy Grant Speaks Out

Amy Grant (Charisma News archives)

Read Time: 4 Minutes 25 Seconds

Ever since Christian recording artist, Amy Grant, said she was hosting her niece's lesbian wedding at her farm, people have been perplexed that this professing Christian celebrity was acting to legitimize a homosexual union—clearly condemned by God, all major world religions and contrary to thousands of years of church history.

Interviewed on Pride Source, Amy previously said, "I know the religious community has not been very welcoming... but with God, everybody is welcome. Everybody!"

On Proud Radio she said, "It's so important to set a welcoming table ... You're loved. Gay. Straight. It doesn't matter ... It doesn't matter how we behave. It doesn't matter how we're wired."

Sounds reasonable, but it's unbiblical.

Telling the Truth

Franklin Graham responded charitably but uncompromisingly:

"We are to love God and love each other. But if we love God, we will seek to obey His Word. Jesus told us, 'If you love Me keep My commandments (John 14:15). God defines what is sin, not us, and His Word is clear that homosexuality is sin. For me loving others also means caring about their souls and where they will spend eternity. It means loving people enough to tell them the truth from the Word of God."

I also made an appeal to Amy who lives in the same locality. I've ministered with her in music festivals plus talked with her at her farm, the site of the event being celebrated.

Uniting with five respected leaders, one of whom was her original pastor, I reached out to her in private but she expressed no interest in even reading my appeal. Read my read more

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