Fans of the Christian Rock group Everyday Sunday received some shocking news from its founding member earlier this week.
Trey Pearson stunned everyone in an open letter in which he revealed that he has been attracted to men since he was a teen:
To make an extremely long story short, I have come to be able to admit to myself, and to my family, that I am gay. I was scared of what God would think and what all of these people I loved would think about me; so it never was an option for me. I have been suppressing these attractions and feelings since adolescence. I’ve tried my whole life to be straight. I married a girl, and I even have two beautiful little kids…
Pearson, 35, admitted to never making out with anyone before the night after he was married. He also confessed that as the relationship progressed, he only desired intimacy through friendship with his wife, Lauren.
As Pearson was accepting the reality of being gay, he sought the counsel of his pastor and others in the church. He says he remains a man of strong faith.
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“There is absolutely no conflict with accepting who I am and following Jesus,” he told Religious News Service. “God wants me to be healthy, authentic, whole, integrated and my truest self.”
Pearson said he realizes his career will never be the same after his announcement. Many Christian rock stations will not play songs by artists who are gay.
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RNS reports Pearson plans to continue making music and will release a new single later this year and hopes to become a voice within the burgeoning “gay Christian” movement.
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