I know! We’ve been posting so much political stuff lately, but it’s all relevant news I’d be remiss to pass up. For instance, I came across a post from Right Wing Watch that absolutely stunned me.
The hosts of the American Family Association’s, “Today’s Issues” radio program attacked organizers of a Christian conference for allowing American Idol 4 winner and country star Carrie Underwood to perform–all because she’s expressed support for marriage equality. This, after they begun their broadcast decrying the “thought police” who are criticizing gospel singer Kim Burrell for a sermon in which she railed against the “perverted homosexual spirit.”
AFA president Tim Wildmon and his cohosts heaped praise upon Burrell for standing by her anti-gay views while asserting that the “thought police” treat anyone who holds such views like “an illegitimate human being” who should not be allowed to appear in the public square.
Following that discussion, Wildmon and crew turned their attention to Underwood’s surprise appearance at the Passion Conference in Atlanta earlier this week, which they decried because “Carrie Underwood is openly embracing of homosexual marriage and the homosexual lifestyle.”
Underwood had no business performing at this Christian conference, Wildmon asserted, “because she’s completely wrong on this LGBT issue.”
After Wildmon’s son, Walker, said that Underwood’s presence “spoiled the whole thing,” cohost Ed Vitagliano declared that her pro-LGBT views should have automatically “disqualified” her from having any part in the conference because those views are “not from God.”
For his part, Wildmon could not understand how organizers could allow Underwood to perform, saying the fact that they “lack discernment on something as important as sexual morality in this day and age by inviting somebody who embraces LGBT to sing to 55,000 young people is stunning.”
Speaking of the “thought police,” these men believe they’re the last word on what is Christian and what is not. Tend to your own gnarly gardens, dudes.
For a little background on the AFA, they are on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of hate groups. The AFA began as a media watchdog group. Gays kissing on broadcast television? The Wildmons were right there to condemn the network and organize the boycott of sponsors. Their focus is particularly anti-LGBT.
Here’s the full radio broadcast. The remarks about Carrie begin around the 7 minute mark. The hosts spend the first minutes of the piece criticizing “liberal Hollywood” for its “intolerance” regarding the Kim Burrell issue.
Carrie delighted an arena full of young people with a short uplifting testimony and performance of her country/Christian hit, “Something in the Water.” Nobody else seems to be complaining.
Thanks @crowdermusic for an amazing night of music and to our special guest @carrieunderwood for joining us at Passion 2017! What at start! pic.twitter.com/I0xpy43n8b
— Passion Conferences (@passion268) January 3, 2017