[Cantor] Dear Lauren. I get it. Praise from Hollywood feels good. But why did God raise you up?

[Cantor] Dear Lauren. I get it. Praise from Hollywood feels good. But why did God raise you up?

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[Charisma News] Dear Lauren,

VIDEO: [Domenick Nati Show] Radio interview where Lauren Daigle claims she does not know what the Bible has to say about homosexuality. [Nov. 30, 2018]


Not long ago, a friend picked me up at the airport in Virginia. Some lovely music playing, and I asked who it was. “Lauren Daigle.” Next thing I know, you are the biggest thing going!

I love your music! You are so gifted; so talented. You have a beautiful voice. You have already touched millions. It seems, that God has raised you up, like Esther, “for such as time as this.” We need your message—we need your music.

This week, many believers have attacked you. This letter is not another assault. Rather, I just want to share some thoughts with you. So my readers know, this letter is regarding your recent comments about homosexuality. When asked if it was a sin, you said you didn’t know—that it was God’s business—that if someone did know, you would want them to tell you. My guess is that you don’t really believe that.

I can’t imagine being thrust into the limelight in my mid-20s and being asked in front of the whole world—a world that says you are cruel if you don’t embrace same-sex unions—what my views are about homosexuality. Many would have crumbled under such pressure—ironically, they are some of the very ones who are attacking you. How easy it is to judge from a position of obscurity.

But I get it. At least, I think I do. You’ve been praised by Hollywood elites from Ellen DeGeneres to Jimmy Fallon. They like you. It feels good. (I wish they liked me!) You are one of the biggest artists in America right now. How do you tell them the truth without hurting them? How do you stay true to the God who got you where you are, without hurting your career?

The question to ask is simple, why has God raised you up? To be praised? To be loved? To be rich and famous? I know that you know those are not the reasons. He raised you up to be a voice. He elevated you, so that you could elevate others into His presence.

But Hollywood is a powerful drug. Fame is dangerous—particularly when you are young. You start questioning. Who am I to tell others how to live? What if two people from the same sex love each other? Who am I to judge? It is a slippery slope. And, before you know it, you start compromising the Word of God before the Ellens and Oprahs of the world.

This article continues at [Charisma News] An Open Letter to Lauren Daigle

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