Never offend your gay "fans", Heather Headley

headley1Because you know what they did can do to your career. Nevermind anyone else, but when your gay fans turn against you, your career is over.

The other day while listening to my local “gospel” (used loosely) station in Atlanta, I heard Heather Headley’s rendition of the Lionel Ritchie song “Jesus is Love”. Knowing how shallow gospel music can be these days, Headley is probably playing on your local station too. The only reason I paid attention was because I knew that Headley is a new diva/icon to the gay community. Perhaps this because  they believe she believes homosexuality isn’t sinful. But does she…or doesnt she? When put to the test by a gay magazine, Headley gave this pukewarm response:

Advocate: There has been growing friction between many LGBT people and the church as of late, particularly over the issue of same-sex marriage. As a result, there will inevitably be those who question whether your decision to release a gospel album represents a departure of sorts from the gay fans who have so enthusiastically greeted everything you’ve done since your debut. What do you say to them?

Headley: Well, I think that everybody — people within the LGBT community and without the LGBT community — if they’ve known me [and] come with me since Broadway, [they’ll] know that this is not necessarily a departure. I don’t like to call them fans, I call them friends, and they kinda know that this is just a part of Heather; it’s a branch on her tree. I am amazingly grateful to [the gay community] for all the support and all the love and, to some, for all the impressions that I’ve heard have been going on. [Laughs] [she’s referring to men performing as her in drag] I’m terribly grateful. I do know that it seems sometimes that there is a friction between the church and the community, but I think in all I will say that there’s always love because I think that’s what God calls us to do. We may disagree on some things, but there is love and that’s the overriding thing. It really hurts me to think that there’s a lot of friction between the church and the community when all God calls us to do is love.

Headley knew that if she lambasted the church it could hurt her gospel radio sales. If she gave even the slightest suggestion that homosexuality was wrong, the gay community would label her an instant bigoted, Christian homophobe. Compromise is a killer. So I guess it came down to who’s feeding Headley the most $$$.

Headley recently made sure homosexuals didn’t derail her off-the-beaten-track “gospel” project and make her lose money and possibly get dropped from her label, so she performed along with the gay men’s chorus in DC. That gets you really big kudos from the affirmation starved activists.

Miss Headley, its clear youre trying to play the middle, but here’s a couple of reminders from the Word (which incidentally tells us to do much more than love):

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men, working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense for their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things which are not fitting,
And knowing the judgment of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but have pleasure in those who do them.
Romans 1:26-28;32

I would that you were cold or hot! Accordingly, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, before long I will vomit you out of My mouth. Rev 3:16,17

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, please take a stand and let God deal with people’s hearts. So what if you lose money and your temporary status?

None of that matters in the eternal scheme of things anyway. What matters is what you do for Christ.  There is a way to be wise and win a soul, but giving noncommittal answers only shows where your real treasures lie.

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and the holy angels. Luke 9:26 ISV

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18 thoughts on “Never offend your gay "fans", Heather Headley

  1. Jesus is not only love but he is also holy. Not everyone who cries, “Lord, Lord…” is a true believer. “If you love me. keep my commandments.”

  2. She’s clearly saying, “I’d rather have the fame and the money than have everlasting life with Christ. She can please the gays and the church as much as she wants to, but when it all comes down to the wire, she’s not pleasing God! Can I get an Amen somebody!

  3. It is sad that so many in the Christian community have decided to engage in a war with the LGBT community. It is also sad that so many seem to believe that this is the way to convince others of their need for salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus.

    Is it any wonder that such a large portion of the LGBT community rejects the message of Christ when he is portrayed by so many as a Savior only for the worthy? Is it any wonder that their concept of God is just as skewed as the Christians’ who present him in this way?

    If you believe something, by all means stand up for it – but we should all remember none of us are exempt from Christ’s call to demonstrate his love and grace to everyone – including the ones who’s theological positions seem down right ridiculous to us, the ones who spit on the principles we hold dear, the ones who will always reject our Christ, and the ones who will never change their point of view.

    Paul tells us that we are to “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13:8-10

  4. This is clerly no different than the interviews Mary Mary, Tonex and others have given when interviewed along these lines.

  5. It’s not just the desire to protect income, but it is the viciousness of the militant gays. Kristin Chenoweth, another Tony-award winning Broadway performer, had to eat much crow when she promoted a Christian music album on Pat Robertson’s show. Afterwards, she came out publicly for gay marriage.
    I think sites like gcmwatch and the viciousness of the gay militants will blow the cover of the gay agenda which pretends to be all about “love”.

  6. I hate to needle here, but what exactly do you mean by “gay agenda?”

    GCMW: You werent aware that gays had an agenda? If not, then check with the Human Rights Campaign for starters. It will literally jump off the page at you.

  7. Gay agenda: to promote sex as love (confusion); and to viciously quell dissent by having the Bible declared as hate material or ruin the careers of those who do not support the gay lifestyle.
    I hope this answer has threaded the needle.

  8. Ina,

    Gay people don’t confused sex with love. Your ignorance is not lost on me. We are intelligent enough to distinquish between the too. Thanks for your being condescending.

    As for the rest of your post its so irrational untill I can’t respond. lol

  9. Let’s admit it – these charlatans will do anything for a buck and sell a CD. Heather knows she has carry over from Broadway, so naturally they’re her friends (snap snap).

    When are these famous folk going to stand tall for Jesus despite what it means in your iTunes ratings?!

    Nice post, Pastor.

    Peace.

    GCMW: LOL @ that “snap, snap”. Attention critics: Please direct all snap, snap hate mail to hiscrivener.

  10. HAHAHA! My inbox is wide open. Thanks for the detour, Pastor. 🙂

    GCMW: Of course youre welcome. Stop causing trouble on my blog LOL! Im already knee deep in hate mail LOL

  11. It really hurts me to think that there’s a lot of friction between the church and the community when all God calls us to do is love.

    This is so worn out it makes me ill. These foolish folks have not realized it is that very command that they have failed to keep and yet they toss it out like only “they” have!

    “It really “hurts” “me” – how utterly narcistic! and yet so so par for her “loving” man made false jesus.

  12. Paul also said the gospel is the stumblingbock. It is the message of the gospel that is the primary reason ANYONE rejects Christ. The sinful nature exists in opposition to the Spirit. Jesus is the embodiment of love yet he said “UNLESS YE REPENT YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH”. Peter also preached the message of repentance on the day of Pentecost to a very diverse crowd of people. It is not unloving to point out the truth to people who are heading to eternal damnation. There will not be an excuse that the “church folk” criticized my sexuality so I didn’t serve the LORD. This has become a staw man in this issue. I acknowleddge that there are so clled Christians who are hatemongers and bigots. They are much less than the genuine Christian who loves and assists and prays for and tries to be good believers. It s the hatemongers that gather all the media attention as designed by the media. Why? Because they wish to discredit the church and her Christ.
    If there is a war it is a cultural war and a war between the kingdom of darkness and His dear Son who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
    Lastly, Jude admonished us to contend for the faith which was once and for all delievered unto the saints. Contend? yes, fight; a godly fight using the truth as our weapon. I hear you and I agree with most of what you wrote but I also want that there should be a balance. Blessings and Peace.

  13. I wonder if she felt uncomfortable with this interview, because I felt uncomfortable reading it. All God calls us to do is love? She laughed about men doing impressions of her in drag? Amazingly grateful? I just don’t understand. Sure, standing up for righteousness may be uncomfortable, but I’d rather do that than feed people some hogwash about love. The truth is that if we don’t repent of our sins and turn to Christ, being born into His kingdom by the Spirit of God, then we will die in our sins. The truth is that the love of God was so clearly displayed when His Son died for sins. The truth is that God loves us sooo much that He doesn’t want us to stay the way we are. The truth is that Headley and people like her are being given over, by God, to a reprobate mind.

  14. Camille, thats why the gay groups force them to go on the record. If youre going to get gay folks money, there can be no hint that you dont support their lifestyle 100%.

    I didnt get the sense she was uncomfortable. The interviewer alluded to her being very familiar with the homosexual community. She’s “grateful” formen pretending to be her???? Dear God! But its a real clear example of why Christians should stand free and clear of endorsing people’s sins. We must love people but there is a line of acceptance we should never cross, even if it means “losing” everything.

    Sadly Headley is representative of the majority of the carnal church, carnal Christians who follow Jesus from afar but are not willing to share in his sufferings.

  15. gcmwatch?

    Our responsibility is to show Gods love first, in our own lives we have sin and “No Sin is greater than the next” So, we show God’s love and share the gospel and allow God to set up residence in their hearts. Once that happens, God will convict their hearts of the sins they commit and its not up to us to judge. Once they decide for themselves to follow Christ, whatever sin is in their lives will become an obstacle, as it is for us. We need to be there for them at that point too, to love them, pray with them and encourage them to find the answers they seek in the word. The best advice that I ever recieved when I started following Christ was to not become “Greater than thou”. We as christians are not above those who are not, we need to meet them where they are at, just like Jesus did for us. I think this musician was simply gaining trust in the gay community, so she can be a light for Jesus. If someone doesnt trust you they cant believe you, am I right? If her focus is dishonest then thats on her and she knows it, hopefully God would convict her heart and she can make that change. But lets not judge her heart, thats for God to do.

    Blessings to all,
    Toby

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