Christian Singer Jennifer Knapp Comes Out as a Lesbian

Jennifer Knapp, a Grammy and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artist, has admitted that she is gay and that she is in a special relationship with a woman.  Having gone on hiatus seven years ago, Knapp is back and is openly living her life as a lesbian.  Her new album isn’t a Christian album, but she continues to maintain that she is a Christian.  According to the Baptist Press, Knapp credits the Bible with saving her life, but “remains unconvinced at the often-cited Bible verses condemning homosexuality.”  According to Knapp, those are “clobber verses” (google it) and if you follow those, you should also follow the verses that say you shouldn’t eat shellfish or wear clothing with five different fabrics.  It’s interesting to see the verses people will pull out of their arsenal to justify sin.

My view on this?  With deception growing stronger by the day, is anyone surprised that a CCM artist would do this?  It’s always heartbreaking to see someone reject the standard and truth of Scripture, but I don’t think this is the last artist we’ll see coming out of the proverbial closet.  I’ve always heard there are many gay artists in the Christian music industry, the only difference now is the church climate is ripe for them to come out and still be accepted as Christian in many churches.  That shows the state of the church now.

The seeker-sensitive, feel-good churches we have now shy away from preaching sin and repentance because they don’t want to offend anyone.  As a result, their pews are full of sinners who are happy, content, and comfortable in their sin.  They see no need for repentance because they don’t see that they are sinners.  When a person becomes a believer, their life shows transformation, and while repentance grows stronger and more complete every day we walk in it, those who struggle with a besetting sin make an effort to turn away from it.  Instead of doing this, Knapp has fully embraced her sin.  She needs our prayers now more than ever.

To read an interview Knapp did with Christianity Today, please click here.

(HT:  David T)

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24 Responses to Christian Singer Jennifer Knapp Comes Out as a Lesbian

  1. How very sad. God save her soul.

  2. mkayla says:

    Oh! Jennifer was one of the few I still listened to. It’s so odd, I was wondering where I put her cd yesterday and now this news. This makes me sad for her and I will be praying.

  3. Mr. PSb says:

    I pray the Lord grants her repentance…she has put the Lord’s name to an open shame.

  4. Marie says:

    I’d never heard of her until today, but honestly, I didn’t even blink (CT ran an interview with her in their online edition). As far as justifying sin goes, I remember being shocked at Amy Grant’s outrage of “judgemental Christians” who dared imply wrongdoing when she had an affair with a married man (oh yeah…SHE was married to someone else and had several children). After destroying two marriages and claiming “God wanted me to be happy”, she continued to bill herself as a Christan “artist”.

    And the Christian book/music stores continued to sell her stuff.

    I think I was still young and idealistic enough at the time to be shocked. I mean, this was a woman who had made a career out of being a Christian, after all! Now, nothing shocks me anymore. Absolutely nothing.

    And before anyone slams us for being self-righteous, Pharisees, hypocritical or “judgemental”, that’s a tired argument. God judges sin. The Bible exposes/exegetes it. Neither I nor anyone else is claiming to be holy or sinless, so let’s pre-empt that accusation before it’s made. I come by my sin honestly. I suck, and I know it. But I don’t glorify my own sin, or try to claim that it’s not sin, which is EXACTLY what this Jennifer person was doing in the interview she gave CT. The fact that she’s not even struggling with this (life-dominating) sin is troublesome – it means she’s given herself over to it.

    Read Romans 1.

    Good night. Sure hope the Rapture comes soon, cuz we are in a mess when this is produced by the professing Church.

  5. David T says:

    I had never heard of her until this. But as Chrystal knows from what I posted on my Facebook account, this comes as no surprise to me anymore. It’s all about a false gospel that is making the rounds that says “you can still live in a life of sin and still be a child of the Lord.” Sad and sickening.

  6. Mike L. says:

    She remains “unconvinced”??? Are you kidding me? What could be more blatantly obvious about what the Bible has to say about it? If she is “unconvinced”, it’s only because she doesn’t want to hear that it’s sin and it would infringe upon her “right” to enjoy her sexuality. Gag me with a smurf already. And sadly enough, as Chrystal pointed out, there are a plethora of Godless churches out there ready and willing to accept her as she is with no call to repentance, no call to Godly living, no call to self-denial and living for Christ, no call to sanctified living, no fear of God as the one who can destroy both body and soul in Hell. She will end up going to some postmodern, progressively liberal church where they will all embrace her and her sin because “God made her that way” and He “understands” it and approves of it.

    Is it any wonder that in Rev. 3.20 we see that Jesus is OUTSIDE the church knocking and wanting to come in and yet the church of today won’t answer the door because He’ll upset the apple cart. Let’s all just sing Kum Bi Aa and ignore any Bible passages that point out sin and the need for repentance. And while we’re at it, let’s all just get along because all paths lead to Jesus, even if you don’t believe in Him. Just ask Rick Warren or Billy Graham.

    Yes, she needs our prayers and she needs to repent and return to the Lord (if she ever knew Him to begin with).

    In His service,

    Mike

    • Chrystal says:

      Mike L,

      Your post brought another point to mind… the Emerging leaders don’t believe in original sin or eternal damnation. With no eternal retribution, why would anyone have a need to turn from their sin? Without those two components, the need for salvation is nullified and the cross is of none-effect, in their follower’s lives, anyways.

  7. annunk says:

    Very sad. I pity her. I only hope she doesn’t begin going full force promoting her lesbian choice to her audiences, talk shows (You just KNOW some talk show hostess is going to want to get her on!), etc. etc. etc.

    Is it just me or does anyone else sort of see Jesus’ return right around the proverbial corner? Between all the earthquakes, the violence in the world, children hating their parents, THIS, and countless other little tell tale signs…I think we’re very, VERY close…

  8. truthinator says:

    Chrystal,

    You got the jump on me. When I read the article, my mind went immediately to what you said in your post. Afterall, Rick Warren says “You be you, baby. Be the best you can be with how God wired you”. The obvious take-away by a nonChristian is to do what feels right to my mind and flesh.

    Add the emergent garbage about there being no retribution for sin (and really no sin) and what you get is an anything goes mentality.

    Christian music and much of the Evangelical (so-called) church is corrupt anyway. We will see much more of this type of thing being revealed in the coming months and years…

  9. Eli says:

    Mike, you’re right on. The cross is made of no effect. Their blood is on their own hands.

  10. Bud Press says:

    Romans 1:18-32 and Ephesians 5:11 still apply. It will be interesting to see how LifeWay “Christian” Stores handles this situation:

    http://tinyurl.com/yydgoea

    Bud Press

  11. Mike L. says:

    Right on, Marie!!! I don’t think anyone here claims to be the sole victor in the world against this current body of death that we live in. Sin will be a struggle all of our lives but praise be to God, He has overcome the world and we can walk justified by faith. Our daily walk should involve daily repentance for our sins of commission as well as our sins of omission. After that, we move on. We walk with the Lord and we are empowered by the Holy Spirit and as we grow in the Lord, our victories over sin become more and more frequent. The truth of the matter is that just as in the natural world when something gets closer to the light, more flaws are revealed, as we draw closer to the Light, more of our sin becomes apparent and as the Lord reveals them, we repent and we move on. The sad thing is that many in today’s churches don’t want to repent and turn from sin. They want to hear from their preachers and teachers that God understands their sin and it’s how we are “wired” (thank you, apostate Rick Warren). There is a huge difference between struggling with sin and just being ok with it. THAT is the key difference between those who are true Christians and those who just want to play some kind of “Christian” game.

    I think the word “repentance” has been crossed out of the dictionary in many churches. The call to holy living has gone the way of the dinosaur. People, we SHOULD fear God; not because He is waiting to hammer us but for the simple fact that He is GOD!! Show me one example of a prophet or man of God in the Scriptures that didn’t fear the Lord. He isn’t some chummy Santa Clause-like guy riding on a cloud. He is the King of the Universe and holds the keys to everything in His hands. It’s a severe lack of fear for one thing that is causing people to think they can just live like they always have because “educated” teachers and preachers have decided that it’s all relative. Without absolutes, there is no order and no accountability and ultimately it leads to anarchy and huge spiritual rebellion and, ultimately, to Hell.

    These churches talk about revival and visitations by the Spirit of God. Well, revivals never started with “holy laughter.” They started with people crying out to the Lord because of the abject moral decay around them and the sin pervading society. We are there and God isn’t “happy” and causing laughter about the sin of our nation. We should be weeping before the Lord and crying out for His mercy before He lets the hammer fall. None of these hyper-whatchamacallits will be laughing then. Can I hear a CHEEKA BOOM??!! Or maybe a resounding SHAKABONKY!!!!

    Seriously though, This nation needs REPENTANCE; not laughter.

    In His service,

    Mike

  12. Rev's Kate & Rich M. says:

    There’s no business like show business…

  13. I never heard of Jennifer Knapp before this, but this saddens me. It is hard for any Christian to be a witness of the “downfall” of people we thought were Christians. But hearing about Knapp angers me more because she professes to be a Christian but is in blatant sin, and does not seem to listen at all to what the Scriptures say. I pray that God would grant her repentance and faith.

    Committed Christian

  14. IWTT says:

    Let’s not be to surprised, after all the scripture does tell us that this is going to happen…

    LUKE 17…
    20Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, 21nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”h

    22And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. 24For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.i 25But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— 30so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. ESV

  15. IWTT says:

    I wanted to hi-light verse 26-29

    If I remember right there was homosexuality going on in those days that was part of Gods wrath…

  16. lyn says:

    Again, the proof that the doctrine of regeneration is void in this generation. Everyone running around screaming they are Christian, yet, the proof of a supernatural work done by God is missing. The command ‘you must be born again’ is all but forgotten in today’s churches. May God grant this lost sinner repentance, may His mercies and grace be shown to her while there is yet time.
    “They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me”

  17. Jack says:

    According to Knapp, those are “clobber verses” (google it) and if you follow those, you should also follow the verses that say you shouldn’t eat shellfish or wear clothing with five different fabrics. It’s interesting to see the verses people will pull out of their arsenal to justify sin.

    So what is your take on those verses, why shouldn’t you take wearing clothing made of two (2) different kind of fibers as sinful? I’m not saying that the bible can’t be used to condemn homosexuality, but how do you write off the other verses you mention? Is it really so black and white that we should stand against homosexuality but not clothing of different fibers,

    Whatever. Just don’t forget, don’t plant your field with two kinds of seed.

  18. unworthy1 says:

    The commands in the old testament concerning outward appearance, rituals, etc, were done away with at the cross. However, the commands concerning what lies inward, i.e., moral behavior {what comes out of our own hearts}, still stand. If we could only grasp what comes out of our hearts, how sinful we are, and why we will be condemned for our sins apart from grace, then we could see just how foolish this lost sinner’s comments are concerning old testament laws. She is grasping at straws to justify her ‘pet sin’. This is what all do who love darkness more than light, they take God’s word, twist it, with the intention or motive being to justify their own filth. As Chrystal has so aptly stated, the difference is law and grace. ‘Those who have ears to hear, let them hear’.
    This is God’s word concerning homosexuals and it is crystal clear….Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God’- – - -PERIOD

  19. David T says:

    People like Jennifer Knapp will always scream John 3:16-17 at us if we condemn the lifestyle but they always ignore verses 18-21 that talk about those who love darkness over light. Sad, very sad.

  20. Mike L. says:

    It’s simply amazing what kinds of beliefs and doctrines one can hold if they learn the fine art of pulling verses and passages out of context.

    In His service,

    Mike

  21. Barry says:

    All of the stuff we c and have been seeing 4 yrs unfold around us didnt happen over nite.Christians in former generations dropped the ball.What we r seeing is the result of that,the church is in the state it is in 4 many reasons and the main reson is christians,that’s right folks,US.We have no one else 2 blame.Many christians like 2 blame the devil,well he’s got a lot 2 do with it but he has 2 have willing accomplices and once agin folks that’s US.Christians and I include myself have compromised the gospel in many ways,weakining the gospel as well as the body of Christ.For many who r lost the church 2 day looks no more different than the world they live in.May God grant us repentance and forgive us 4 what we have done and allowed 2 his body that he shed his blood and gave his life for.

    • Chrystal says:

      Barry, I agree, and the Bible tells us why in 2 Timothy 4:3… they won’t endure or tolerate sound doctrine. They don’t want it! They just want their ears tickled, or, in other words, to be told what they want to hear.

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