On this episode of State Of Grace, our host Grace Baldridge uncovers the dark reality of the Christian music industry. She hears accounts from folks who can attest to the fact that this community does not practice what they preach. Watch this week’s State Of Grace to learn more.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Honestly if your going to walk the path, than understand it!!! If you want to be like Spears or even Miley, than walk go down that path but don’t be a hypocrite. In my opinion, don’t judge but practice respect for each other and just sing from the heart. If you singing Christian music yet wearing skimpy clothes, I won’t even bother listening to you as I would see you as being a hypocrite. If you want to sing for God than revealing your body wouldn’t be a priority!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I love this interview so much. I recall during the college experimenting with worship music…and had huge potential. But the more I grew as an artist, the more I realized the LIFE of my creativity was sustained fundamentally by my commitment to telling the truth. I am gay. There was no possible to continue down the spiritual musical road and hide my truth. So I hopped on over to classical music and musical theater. I miss that community. I do not miss the "don't ask don't tell" culture one bit. And when I ventured outside of the Christian musical world, I learned there are too many beautiful, accepting, loving communities in this world to condemn myself to that psychological prison. Grace, I'm very grateful I stumbled on to this video.

  3. I appreciate this interview but wow it’s crazy how the strong implicit message of this interview is that Christian music= white Christian music 🤯🙄. It’s crazy to me how white people don’t acknowledge their whiteness and that comes out in this interview. I was hoping for a least some small acknowledgment about this being a white cultural perspective—but nothing. Im black and I didn’t know A THING about Hillsong, and the like, until I was forced in culturally white spaces like my college university. Even majority of my Asian Christian college mates were more assimilated and listened to white contemporary Christian music. Black American Christian, aka Gospel music, has a completely different genesis because of the evil suffering of enslavement and the segregation forced on them by the white church. But no doubt it also has the same beliefs about sexuality that white Christian contemporary industry music has. Same consequences but it plays out differently.

  4. Is not about us or the music and/or songs we write ", is all about the Creator of the universe, the one that gave his life for me, I will write and sing a song to him not worrying about anyone else. Honor and glory to Jesus Christ my savior.

  5. Just another straight, whitehaired, evangelically raised boomer who knows that God made some folks gay. Really feel for your struggle, and support the LGBTQ+ Christian community with all my heart. Rock on!! <3

  6. hearing her perspective is like, everything she did she'd get men telling her she looked too sexual… starts to seem like maybe the men complaining at her are making everything she does sexual.

  7. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    Romans 1:24-27.

  8. are these actually the religious people we need to be worried about when in places like iran women don't have rights and gay people are thrown off rooftops… just a question for other liberals who reject liberal principles when it's pc, don't call yourself a liberal when you reject liberal principles and refuse to condemn the mistreatment of women and homosexuals in the muslim world and cry about abortion bombings in the 80's from the christian right that basically no longer exist, islam is a set of ideas that should be subject to criticism like any other religion and yet it isn't because we've coined the term islamophobia when it's not a ethnic identity. i don't have any problem with religion as long as it's being not being imposed on anyone ( separation of church and state ) and person's right to religious beliefs, but these ideals that radical feminism that have allied themselves with islam is incongruent with western ideals and equality.

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