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04/25/2014

Jars of Clay frontman goes gay-positive; Feet-in-Mud movement goes apesh*t

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 At 1.14.44 PmIn the Christian music world , there are few bands bigger than Jars of Clay. Jars of Clay's frontman is a man named Dan Haseltine. Dan Haseltine has spent the past three or four days tweeting all kinds of positive stuff about gay people, our right to marry, our worth, and our deserved defense against our judgmental detractors.

True to form, the rabid anti-LGBT movement is staring to call for his head. Or at least his career:

Steve Deace, host of The Steve Deace Show and cultural commentator, doesn't know how Haseltine can call himself a Christian.

"I don't know how someone can say I belong to something I don't believe in," he tells OneNewsNow. "I'm frankly flabbergasted at the level of cognitive dissonance displayed here ... for someone to say I'm a Christian but I don't believe the scriptures teach anything about moral certainty, I don't see any moral certainty in scriptures."

Deace says Haseltine wouldn't be the first Christian to be influenced by the culture's view of same-sex marriage, but argues that the singer's Twitter posts indicate he has contradicted the very lyrics he's sung over the years.

SEE MORE: Christian singer's tweets 'boggle the mind' [One News Now]

I've always loved Jars of Clay's rendition of And They'll Know We Are Christians... because something in the tone of voices always sounded to me like Haseltine was singing the lyrics with a little bit of questioning or possibly cynicism. That being so, I can't think of a more fitting ending for this post:

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