Progressive Christianity is the Reason a Drag Queen Charted on Christian Music

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Abby Trivett

For the first time ever a drag queen’s song hit number one on the Christian iTunes chart.

Flamy Grant’s song, “Good Day,” featuring Derek Webb took over the number one spot on iTunes’ Christian chart.

The song is about Grant’s “comeback” to the Christian community. The song implies that Grant was hurt by the church and its teachings against the LGBTQ lifestyle.

Grant is known for both drag and music. Grant’s YouTube bio states: “This singing/songwriting drag queen time traveled from a 90s Lilith Fair tour to present day, bringing with her a roots-rock sound influenced by gospel and Americana.”

Lilith, as in the spirit, is directly mentioned here. This is something most Christians should catch before listening to any of Grant’s music.

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Reject the lies you perpetuate / you’re not the keeper of the pearly gates.

That’s a pretty shocking statement about the church as a place of judgement and condemnation for a song meant for Christians.

I’m sitting in the front row / it’s a good day to come out of the shadow / God made me good in every way.

Anyone and everyone should be welcome into the church. But not because of a desire to brag about life in sin. The church is a place to lay everything down—especially sin—so we can enjoy the newness of life found only through Christ. Yes, we are made in the image of God (Ps. 139:14-16), but to follow Jesus we must die to self, pick up our cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23). Scripture tells us to take off the old nature and put on the new (Eph. 4:22-24). We may initially be made in His image, but our nature is not “good” in every way. We live in a fallen, broken world and the only way to find true life is to repent and turn to Christ. There is no other way (John 14:6).

Here’s another line worth looking at:

A good day to come back home / you sent me away but I was never alone.

The church is meant to be a place where someone is loved and supported. However, love sometimes comes in the form of correction (Prov. 3:12). One of the ways that correction may come is through the illumination of the truth about the LGBTQ lifestyle and how it will lead everyone who follows it astray. We’re not called to leave the faith because God wants to shape us. Instead, we need to lean into Christ and our church community.

It’s not this song alone that Christians should be concerned about. The bigger question is how did something like this seep into a music category that was meant to be dedicated to God?

It’s quite simple. We let it.

One example is singer Plumb’s support of Grant and Webb’s “Good Day.” Amy Grant also hosted her niece’s lesbian wedding on her farm. Remember, as we get closer to the end even the elect will be deceived if possible (Matt. 24:24). We are called to be watchful and vigilant because Christ will return as a thief in the night (2 Peter 3:10). Just because the “Christian” label is slapped onto something doesn’t mean it is actually of God. We must still use discernment and wisdom through Bible reading and prayer to make it through the difficulties we will face in this world.

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Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.

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Abby Trivett is copywriter for Charisma and an editorial intern.


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