In her first interview with a representative of the homosexual community, contemporary Christian music superstar Amy Grant says that she "first became aware of her gay following when she was 18" and she hopes the gay community has responded to her work "because of its all-inclusive message" ("Amy Grant in Her First Gay Press Interview," Between the Lines News, Apr. 23, 2013). The singer said that she was honored to have been invited to sing at a same-sex wedding and expressed her non-judgmental, "live and let live" philosophy, with not a hint about the Biblical necessity of repentance and the new birth and no warning about divine judgment. Amy praised the following statement made by one of her friends: "When we learn to observe without judgment, then we have the ability to know how exhausting it is to observe with judgment all the time." This flies in the face of God's commandments, such as, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them" (Eph. 5:11). In a recent edition of his publication Heads Up! Pastor Buddy Smith wrote: "Amy Grant's decision to sing music that a lost world would love has been copied by countless other musicians. Sadly, pastors all over the world are discovering that their teens are being seduced to cross bridges that didn't even exist a generation or two ago. There are bridges to Rome, bridges to Las Vegas, bridges to Hollywood, bridges to Nashville, and bridges to Wall Street. Some years ago I was driving along the Texas/Mexico border near Laredo. It had been years since I was in the area, so I made a wrong turn and ended up at the new bridge across the Rio Grande River. When we lived in South Texas there was a little two lane bridge there, but now it is an eight lane maxi-freeway! Just so, the tiny, narrow plank bridges into the abominable moral and doctrinal sewers of a Christless world have grown into maxi-freeways of heresy and immorality that are aimed at destroying our churches! Amy Grant actively, knowingly built a bridge to the world by performing music that purposely avoided confronting its immorality and narcissism. By singing songs that reached out to the sensuality that gays and lesbians are addicted to, she implied to them that they were welcome in her world and in her religion. The bridge to the world is always a two way street. It is not possible to smilingly give wicked men a non-confrontational message and not expect them to carry their worldview, their mindset, their morals, and their gay marriages across the bridge you built and into your world." "Be not deceived. Evil communications corrupt good manners" (1 Cor. 15:33).
(Friday Church News Notes, September 20, 2013, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
Photo: Amy Grant with BTL Entertainment Editor Chris Azzopardi.
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