Grace Slick Chastised by Reverend for Pro-LGBTQ Stance: ‘All Sin Carries a Death Sentence’
Grace Slick's decision to donate the money she made from allowing Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" to be used in a Chick-fil-A commercial to a pro-LGBTQ organization hasn't sat too well with one of the nation's most prominent members of the religious right. Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and the president of the Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse, struck back at Slick, reminding her that "all sin carries a death sentence" and called upon her to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and saviour.
Last week Slick penned a piece for Forbes explaining that she sold her song to the fast food chain, whose charitable arm famously contributes to anti-gay causes, for the purpose of giving the money to Lambda Legal, a group that fights for the civil rights of the LGBTQ community and people with HIV/AIDS. "Instead of them replacing my song with someone else's and losing this opportunity to strike back at anti-LGBTQ forces," she wrote, "I decided to spend the cash in direct opposition to 'Check'-fil-A’s causes – and to make a public example of them, too. We’re going to take some of their money, and pay it back."
She continued, "I firmly believe that men should be able to marry men, and women women. I am passionately against anyone who would try to suppress this basic human right."
While Graham admitted that Slick had the right to do what she wanted with money she earned, he wrote on Facebook, "What I want Grace and others to know is that Almighty God created and defined marriage in His Word. Any sexual relationship outside of marriage between a man and a woman is sin, and all sin carries a death sentence. But God loves mankind so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to save us from the death penalty of sin. He is willing to forgive the sin in our lives if we will call on Him in faith. He is the only one who can bring the healing and transformation our hearts need. Grace, it’s my hope and prayer that you will put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ because He loves you very much."
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