Christian singer Lauren Daigle shared a few words earlier this week for the few who have criticized her for singing last month on daytime host Ellen Degeneres’ talk show.
While most were happy to see the “You Say” singer-songwriter perform on Degeneres’ show, some criticized Daigle’s decision because of the talk show host’s openly gay lifestyle.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 24, 2018
Daigle responded to her detractors during an interview with WAY-FM, explaining, “I think the second we start drawing lines around which people are able to be approached and which aren’t, we’ve already completely missed the heart of God.”
“I don’t have all the answers in life,” she continued, “but one thing I know is that I can’t choose who I’m supposed to be kind to and who I’m not, because that’s the mission, right? Be who Christ was to everyone as well.”
The popular Christian singer also revealed it was Degeneres who personally chose “Still Rolling Stones,” the song Daigle sang during her appearance on the nationally syndicated show.
“I don’t know why,” Daigle said, “but I know that she’s really purposeful in choosing a message as well, so maybe that was the one that spoke to her the most.”
Daigle’s newest album, “Look Up Child,” her first in three years, debuted in September at No. 3, outperforming albums by famous pop artists like Ariana Grande and well-known rapper Drake.