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American Idol, The Voice and gay contestants, oh my

posted by Joanne Brokaw

When I left the Gospel Soundcheck blog for my little hiatus last fall, the hot topic was (besides Katy Perry), homosexuality (which, I suppose, includes the singer who kissed a girl and liked it). I know. What on earth does being gay have […]

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Documentary “Wish Me Away” chronicles coming out of Christian and country singer Chely Wright

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The L.A. Times did a story yesterday on the documentary “Wish Me Away,” which chronicles the coming out of country music artist Chely Wright. Wright also happens to be a Christian. The film has already won the jury documentary prize […]

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Jennifer Knapp is “out of the closet” and back with a new album

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Let me clear the air right out of the gate: I love Jennifer Knapp. Her music has been an incredible inspiration for me, and when I heard she had a new album out I was very excited. Jennifer Knapp burst […]

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Video: Christians and homosexuality – Do you really love gay people?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This has nothing to do with Christian music, but the topic of homosexuality and Christianity comes up often on this blog when we’re talking about gay Christian music, so I thought I’d share it.It’s a message for Christians – maybe […]

Was The American Idol Result Really A “Gay vs Christian” Thing? Hardly.

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Much has been made over the last few days about the surprise upset on season 8 of American Idol, when the aw, shucks guy next door Kris Allen beat out glam rocker Adam Lambert for the title of American Idol. […]

Ray Boltz Performs Palm Sunday Concert At Screening of “Prayers For Bobby”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Abilene Reporter News reports that on April 5th CCM artist Ray Boltz will perform at the second annual “Palm Sunday at the Paramount,” sponsored by Exodus Metropolitan Church. The concert is at 4 PM, and Boltz is inviting singers […]

Free Christian music download from Brian Bates

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Brian Bates, who kindly shared some thoughts with us recently about how Christians should respond to Ray Boltz and gays, is offering fans a download of his new song, “Under.” You can listen to the song on his website, and […]

Ray Boltz’s new single “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I’m reading a lot lately about Ray Boltz’s new song, “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love” and it’s gay agenda. Because I like to check things out for myself, I went to Ray’s blog to read what he had to […]

Christian artist Brian Bates shares his thoughts on how to respond to Ray Boltz, Clay Aiken coming out of the closet

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Christian community was shocked recently when Christian recording artist Ray Boltz come out of the closet and announced that he was gay. The world was much less shocked when recording star Clay Aiken made the same announcement, but was […]

Shocker! Clay Aiken comes out of the closet

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I know this will come as a shock to many of you, so sit down in case you faint, but Clay Aiken has come out of the closet and confirmed that he is, indeed, gay. Um. Didn’t we pretty much […]

Ray Boltz to headline Our Family Matters gay conference in Nashville this October

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Ray Boltz returns to Nashville to headline the Our Family Matters conference, October 22-25, 2008, at the Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville. The four-day conference offers a contemporary Christian perspective on being gay and Christian. Also performing will be worship […]

CCM veteran Ray Boltz comes out of the closet and confesses he’s gay

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Well, here’s a shocker of a story: in an interview with the gay publication Washington Blade, CCM veteran Ray Boltz has come out of the closet and admitted that he’s gay.  The story, published last Friday, relates Boltz’s Christian music […]

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Tonight was the final performance episode of this first season of The X Factor in the US, and what a way to end the competition. The three finalists - Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro - pulled out all of the stops for their final ...

posted 9:45:43pm Dec. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Honest.
  Rock fans and women around the world are breathing a collective sigh of relief: Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Despite rumors of his demise, the charming rock legend is alive and well. It appears to have started with a fake blog post ...

posted 8:13:10pm Dec. 19, 2011 | read full post »

The X Factor final four results: Marcus goes home
On tonight's The X Factor results show, Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene went through to the next round and Marcus Canty was sent home. OK, OK, I know, I know. I 've been hard on Marcus Canty the last few weeks, so you may be ...

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