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What a bonanza tonight should be for Christian music fans. Late night, Amy Grant will be talking about her first album in six years on ABC’s “Nightline,” while on CNN at 9 p.m., Larry King interviews Jennifer Knapp, the Christian singer who announced her own return to recording after seven years away with the announcement that she is gay.
A more balanced and informative show would feature Amy Grant with Jennifer Knapp. I don’t know that Grant has anything in particular to say about homosexuality. But I’ll wager that she, like many industry people in Christian Nashville, has a gay friend or two, churched or unchurched. She, or nearly any music star, could offer a perspective on homosexuals that King’s show will almost certainly miss.
Botsford, pastor of the Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., outpost of the Horizon network of evangelical churches, says in his post that “God abhors any form of sexual sin, be it premarital sex, adultery, prostitution, or homosexuality.”
Nobody in Nashville is ready to champion Knapp’s cause. “It should be about the music, not making a statement,” says an insider who has followed Knapp’s career closely. But hip young evangelicals are edging toward acceptance, and that is the real story.