Christian Rock Star Vicky Beeching Comes Out, Faces Off Against 'Kill The Gays' Pastor Scott Lively
Christian rock star Vicky Beeching came out as a lesbian earlier this week in an interview with The Independent, sending shockwaves throughout the Christian rock community in which she's a massive star.
In her first televised interview, Beeching eloquently recounts her own struggle for self-acceptance and the reconciliation of her sexuality with her faith. Rather than turning her back on the Christian church, which in large part condemns her sexuality, Beeching is working to create change from within. Beeching says, “I feel certain God loves me just the way I am.”
You can watch her full interview here, including her face-off with Scott Lively, the bigoted homophobic pastor who played a key role in Uganda's "Kill The Gays" bill. (Her conversation with Lively begins at 7:45.)
Lively predictably begins by telling Beeching, he's "very sorry to hear that she has given in to the lie that she is a homosexual instead of continuing to try to overcome the challenge that is in her life."
What do you think of Beeching's interview, her face-off with Lively, and her decision to come out?
(H/T: Think Progress)