Christian Singer Natalie Grant Left The Grammys Early. Guess Why...

Updated Monday 11:05 a.m. PST

Natalie Grant responded to us directly with the following. She tweets:

We're still curious as to why she left early. Any ideas, Instincters? Was the show too sexually risqué? 

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Original Post

Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant walked out of the Grammy Awards early on Sunday night and we'll give you one guess as to why.

The singer posted this on Facebook:

Hmm...we think Jesus would've enjoyed that wedding. Probably the reception too!

What do you think of her statement, Instincters?

 

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Does anyone think that maybe she left because Katy Perry practically performed a Satanic ritual onstage? She was dressed as a witch singing with demons in the background in the flames of Hell for crying out loud. That was more offensive to Christians than any of the gay marriages were.

What are you talking about?! Those were just dementors

And her performance seemed evil to me. I thought they resembled Baphomet. I can easily see why a Christian would be weirded out from it. The same with Lorde's creepy performance with the angel in the background and everything. The entire show seemed like it had a dark atmosphere about it.

It really does not matter even THAT she left.  It was her choice.  Does not matter WHY she left.  Her choice again.   Agreed, she did not cause any problems, or hurt physically or mentally anyone there by making the choice that she did.  It should not matter whether she thought the display was distasteful or she ate too much sushi before the show and had to poop.. it is just a thing.. her thing.  Leave her alone.  I'm thinking that the best course of action is to just leave folks alone and hope that they leave us alone.  People will always say stupid or hateful things in social media and in posts on articles just like this one.  The question we have to ask ourselves to truly have any kind of lasting peace is whether or not any of us on either side of the argument will let news agencies and proprietors of social media and the news media sit back and rake in ratings and profit while they laugh their asses off at us gagging on the shit that they just stirred.  Love and respect everyone.  Different is not the enemy.. the jacktards that keep putting us in the ring and watching us fight are!!

Best statement I have read...

Well done, you! I couldn't have put it better. TRUTH is more relevant than either side of this debate. Who really should give a shit about any of this?! 

It would be easy to take pop shots at a blonde haired beauty who labels herself as Christian who leaves the Grammy's early, but not everyone agrees that this large wedding was a great idea, including some marriage equality folks. Also, perhaps I've had too long a day and I'm being cynical, but do any of us really think the Grammy's would have had such a spectacle if not for publicity? It was not all that controversial since equality is not only gaining ground, more than 60% of the populations believes in marriage equality. Moving the Grammy's to Boston in 2005 and performing the wedding at time would have been far more of a political statement than what happened last night, but like I said, I'm in a cynical mood..

No, us gays are NOT the bullies. It is the Christians who have decided to hijack their religion and use it as a weapon against us when in fact, our lives, our rights, our pursuits of happiness, have nothing to do with the lives of these "christians." All we are doing is fighting back and saying ENOUGH. To any gay person who defends a "christian" relative who has these bigoted views - YOU are apart of the problem. The bible is not the word of God. It cannot be. I would think that God (who is all-powerful and all-knowing) would be able to write a book free of contradictions and misconceptions. Those "christian" relatives are simply misguided, hateful bigots who DO NOT represent Jesus and cling to such a disgusting evil in this world. I hope someday, they find peace & freedom from such an atrocity of the mind.

The bible is the word of God. So in order to be a good Christian in your view is to go against the word of God. I am a Christian. I do not hate gay people,but homosexual behavior is a sin. "Good will be evil and evil will be good"

Hi Michelle. What you say is stereo typical of most religious people today. They take what is written in the bible and wrest it to their own and everyone else's destruction. The reality is that the Bible also says a multitude of other things, and none of us have the privilege of picking out the parts we like, and using them to condemn someone else.  Spreading Hate and Condemnation under the consensus of what the Bible says, and only picking out the parts that validate our opinions is not acceptable. I could fill up many pages with what I think Jesus meant in each of the things he had to say, but the reality is, It doesn't matter what I think. It only matters what Jesus has to say about the situation and if I am allowing him to lead and guide my thoughts, and give me understanding of what he says. If I'm not, then it is of utmost importance that I keep my mouth shut. Jesus had A LOT of things to say about our tongue and the words we speak. I wish people would study that part a lot more often. Without a doubt it would leave them speechless!! Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,they shall give an account thereof in the day of judgment. 37: For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Those scriptures give us guidance, and very plainly tell us to choose our words wisely. They are even more clear in letting us know that our words should be few.

I'll write a $1,000 cheque to the charity of your choice if you can prove "the Bible is the word of God." Come on, I triple dog dare you to prove your statement is true.

It is not a sin to love another human being.  However, bigotry is a sin.  But don't worry, we must love the bigot, but hate the bigotry.

Really,bigotry is a sin?

A lot of Christians were raised to believe that homosexuality is a bad thing. They even go on ti teach their children that which they are closing their eyes to the fact that people are people. My oldest sister is a hardcore Christian and herhusbanf is the pastor of their church, so i have seen him preach on how Homosexuality is a Bad Thing. Their only Son, their own flesh and blood, is gay and they cant do anything about that but preach about how Homosexuality is bad, and try sending him to therapy where the doctor is telling him that he is going to Hell for being Gay. Great antics on trying to make the world a better place. No one is normal and what they say and do can affect not just one person but a whole nation. Whether Natalie Grant left way before that or not no one really knows but her and the people working the grammys. I am a Gay Man in a relationship with an amazing man that I one day will marry, and if there is someone in my life friends and or family that refuse to come to my wedding then so be it and they will no longer be apart of my life.

She isn't homophobic. AT. ALL. Try living in Nashville and in the Christian music scene. It's very different than what you would expect. The entire industry is changing. I'm gay, and a Christian. I think we need to evaluate our own actions as gay individuals. It looks like WE are becoming the bullies...

Very well stated, Ben! I am also gay and a Christian and even went to Lee University in Cleveland, TN when I was kicked out of school for coming out and standing my ground. Natalie is a fantastic women I had the honor of singing with in my Lee days and she has never done anything to embaress either communities with which I previously associated myself with. Had she blatantly said- "The homos offend me," I could see where there would be some discourse. However, we witnessed a VERY scantily-clad Beyonce shaking her cakes early on with some butt-cupping from her hubby, Katy brought on the Devil. Jamie Foxx made really horrible jokes in bad taste... AND THAT WAS JUST THE FIRST HOUR. She felt convicted to leave for a reason that she kept to herself. Let her live her life!

When the power of love overcomes the love for power... the world will know peace. 

Let me comment here as a gay, Pentecostal Bishop (I know....some didn't even know we exist, but we do). Natalie Grant is an amazing and powerful Christian artist. And she doesn't have to agree with who we are, any more than we have to agree with how some conservatives treat people in general. She said that her departure was BEFORE the wedding and that she heard about it later....unless WE want to be as judgmental as some are touting her to be, then lets believe her.

And to Natalie (whose music we sing in our Affirming Pentecostal Church)....any confusion or questions you might have, please feel free to ask them. If you don't ask, how will you know. That ceremony was about the acceptance of love and the right of equality, nothing more. No one is trying to get anyone to change their personal views on homosexuality. Each person is free to live in their own beliefs. It is only to get humanity to recognize that all those who are expected to live under the governing laws deserve the full right given within those laws.

Thank you Macklemore, Lewis, Lambert, Queen and Madonna for your stand. Blessing and congratulations to each of the 33 couple (gender insignificant) that sealed your love in a brief, but powerful ceremony!!

You are a disgrace to God and His truth! You just want to fulfill your twisted sexual desires and call yourself a man of God. Sodom and Gomorrah didn't escape His wrath and neither will you for spreading such lies and heresies!

get a life and learn your scriptures please

Hey Truth Seeker! Sounds like your exhortation is born somewhere other than out of a heart of love. So you mustn't really seek the truth do you? It's crazy how quickly such condemnation is spewed out of your mouth. You nor anyone else has the right to tell anyone that they will die like Sodom and Gomorrah. That is what is biblically known has condemnation, and judging someone, both of which we are told not to do.

I would LOVE to know a gay Pentecostal Bishop! Any way we can chat?

Oh come on! She probably isn't the only one who left early, she's just getting attention because magazines want drama and they get it by pitting people against each other. I don't care where she stands on the issue, this is ridiculous. 

As long as she didn't hurt anyone or deprived anyone of any rights or anything that is rightfully their's, she is fully entitled to her beliefs, as are we.  She left peacefully without causing any disruption or scene.  Thrusting one's belief on someone else is wrong.  She removed herself from the event peacefully, because that is what she deemed appropriate.  She has a right to do so.  

There's nothing hateful about this post. It's an observation and educated guess as to why she left.

Believe it or not there are some Christians who are homophobic !!!!   Shocking !!!  LMAO !!!

LOVE IS LOVE !!!

Who? Oh look, a penny.

Who cares! Never even heard of this old cunt.

You all at Instinct must be DESPERATE for some coverage!

This is the most DISRESPECTFUL COMMENT i have EVER READ. You are a JERK!

Everyone has a right to their own opinion. 

I'm Bi...seemed like the lousiest "set up"  five second "vows" ever exchanged. ABout as moving as watching lammings jump off a cliff.  FAIL Grammys.  Mass weddings might be cute but the stunt just sucked, period. 

Artwork (and artistic performances) change to fit the times.  If people don't like it, perhaps they ought to try living in a culture which is less tolerant and less adaptive to change and see how those cultures compare to our own.  Then they might realize restrictive those societies are.

TOLERANCE GOES BOTH WAYS. 

Just like bisexuals.

Who cares why he left that's her choice. She didn't bash anyone. Stop the fucken drama it's not always a gay thing!!!!!!

Matthew 9:10-13(Amplified is a good translation)! Jesus hung out WITH sinners! 

he also said to go and sin no more

P.S. Nothing amd NO ONE is going to change that.

I couldn't care less if she stayed or left. It doesn't bother me. It's like being at the movies and somebody gets up and leaves because they didn't like it. I don't care, I still watched and loved it. So honestly I really don't give a flying hoop who she is or what religion she follows, or what her beliefs are. My life continues on as happy and as gay as can be. 

Who is she?

I can understand why she left for her belief but really I thought Jesus preached acceptance.....what did she really think was gonna happen..music is a form of self expression..weather its sexuality or whatever its about creative expression u don't have to agree but u should respect

Wow, such hate, guess only people who agree with you are ok. You people are gross, have fun burning for eternity. Quit pushing your filth on those who don't agree.

your on a gay blog so whose pushing whose opinion here ring ring  oh disgusted its the kettle they say your black

bitch, please

Seems like you're carrying a bit of hate yourself.  People on both sides of this issue tend to get defensive which often leads to attacks (case in point, your post here).  If you don't understand how, or why people are gay, that's ok.  You don't have to get it, but you should try to empathize with everyone.  People don't choose to be gay, or straight, they just are.  Regardless of what "The Bible" says, most gay people are far less sinful & debaucherous & far more mundane & regular than you think.  We're just regular people trying to live our lives the best way that we can.  You have clearly been told throughout your life that there is something wrong/sinful with gay people.  There isn't.  You've been mislead.  No matter how much people dislike the idea of same sex attraction/relationships/marriage we're not going anywhere.  As long as straight people keep having kids, there will be plenty of gay ones.  If one of your kids was gay, wouldn't you still love him/her?  We're really pretty awesome.

You seem very indignant. You say there's so much hate against your view then turn around and you have three sentence that are dripping with disdain. Hate is not a one lane road, honey. You're on it too. Fighting hate with hate will get you nowhere.

Wow, such hate, guess only people who agree with you are ok. You people are gross, have fun burning for eternity. Quit pushing your filth on those who don't agree.

I'll pray for you Disgusted, you seem to need love in your life. I love you with God's love regardless of your bitterness or hatred, see I am supposed to love those who persecute me. As for heaven or hell, I think you may be seeing a lot more of us than you realize so perhaps a little kindness now would server your soul later. God bless you and I pray you are tremendously blessed.

Okay, but she KNEW the wedding was going to happen, just like the rest of us. Then she facebooked about it. Seems like she's pandering to that part of her audience. 

Y'all are so worried about what others put out into the world but take a good look at what you put out. Don't point out a splinter in ones eye when you've got a log in your own. Let her have an opinion she's entitled to it. You don't like it then find someone else's choices to comment on.

BUH-BYE now.

I hope the door didnt hit her in the ass as she walked out.

I hope it did!  lol!

Did she really post "Grammy's"?

I hope she has gay children & that she loves them unconditionally & figures out the truth.

She's been mislead.

She's politer than most.  I just pray God will choose to open her heart to love.

Politer isn't even a correct form of the word polite. The correct form of this would have been
She is more polite than most.

When are most Christians going to be more "Christ-like"?  I feel when we have that, there won't be statements such as this. 

Very much entitled to her opinion and feelings about the show. I would do the same if I was in a room full of ppl that I did not agree with. BTW I have no idea who she is and one thing I do know for sure is I DON'T CARE.

Equality at its finest... she obviously isnt allowed to have her thoughts and opinions. When she does, her beliefs are attacked. So who is right and who is wrong? Should she sit through something she doesnt believe in for fear of being condemed for those thoughts and beliefs?

Equality has nothing to do with either thoughts or opinions.  She certainly was and is allowed to have any opinions she wants.  If I happen to sit through something I don't approve of (which is what you meant but didn't say) -- it's no kind of endorsement or condemnation either.  I'm happy she left, though, because haters shouldn't hang around.

No people are not allowed to have opinions when they don't know the facts. That is a major flaw of this society, we think even ignorant people should be allowed to have an opinion. The question should be does she know anyone who is in a same sex religion to base her awful "opinion" on? And if so how many and why does she feel it is wrong, if she has any intelligence than she needs to base her "opinion" on facts and logic not what religion tells her. Do these "Christians" even realize how hypocritical they are? They can think it is alright to do some of the things the Bible says not to but are going to be a bigot about LOVE. That doesn't seem very Christian to me. Oh and I am allowed to have an opinion since I have friends who are gay and I am a Christian. 

When you break all that down, you are basing your statement on your "opinion" of these other "christians" beliefs. So how is that any better?

relationship* not religion

Actually Equality is exactly what I meant, Equality= the state or quality of being equal. Obviously her beliefs of  same sex marriage is morally wrong is not equal to those who believe it is right. She isnt allowed to have her beliefs because when she does she is a "hater". So basically with that thought, everyone who thinks that same sex marriage is right, are "haters" as well.

But all t hat said. She still judged and did exactly what the bible and word of god speack about. One shal not judge nore condem, so christian realy. I am christian and come from a long christian history in my famalie, but yes I am gay and cant help it. Its the same if I was boren with one arm or a pennis and a vagina. Or blind or who knows but thats ok its not gay.. people need to start loving more and stop the selfishness.

Just a publicity stunt!!!! As to the person who say's a gay wedding is trash. I'm sure your redneck, trailer park wedding was the height of the social season.

So she's singing about an imaginary friend to an imaginary friend and anyone is supposed to care about what "thoughts" are "inside her head?" Let her keep enjoying her imaginary friend and the rest of us can live in the real world. And, oh yeah, this was clearly an attempt to pander to the other imaginary-friend-worshippers who buy her music. So it's really about money. Shocker. 

So she stayed thru Beyonce sexed up performance but left because of the wedding, how christian of her!

The Grammys  are pandering trash now.    Gay wedding .... Pathetic

It wasn't just gay couples, jackass.

She didn't make a quiet exit. She facebooked her exit & made a point to say she's keeping opinions to herself. It's passive aggressiveness at it's finest.

At least she had the courtesy to leave. She didn't say any bigoted statements or really speak out against the show in a negative manner. We have jumped again and made an assumption. If they are her beliefs then so be it. At least she's not ramming down anyone's throats. As we SHOULD NOT be ramming ours down hers! Kudos Natalie for you quiet exit. You performed it with class!

she didnt leave quietly..she posted all over facebook...passive aggressive BS

If she were truly a follower of Christ's teaching, she would have embraced the love.

Let's keep this simple:  Christians are bound by Two Laws! neither of the include judging LGBT people!  

Y'know, at least she had the good sense to keep her assumed bigotry to herself. 

Who cares? Really? Those people's opinions have no place and hold no weight in modern society anymore anyway.

Who?

I'm MORE than happy she left, we don't need people who are close minded there. Wake up, the world is changing and you either adapt or die off. Oh, wait, that's that pesky evolution thing you don't believe in to...

Who cares why she left. Not I.

While I thought the Mass Wedding and events that happened were AMAZING. i respect her choice to leave.

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