Christian singer Lauren Daigle has offered her comments on whether or not she believes that homosexuality is a sin. The recording artist, who has enjoyed a heap of mainstream success in recent years, struggled to answer a question about the hot topic on the “Domenick Nati Show,” which airs on iHeart Radio.
“Do you feel that homosexuality is a sin?” Nati asked Daigle.
“You know, I can’t honestly answer on that,” Daigle responded, adding that she had “too many people that I love” that “are homosexuals.”
Daigle didn’t stop there.
“I don’t know. I actually had a conversation with someone last night about it,” she continued. “I can’t say one way or the other. I’m not God.”
“So, when people ask questions like that, that’s what my go to is. Like, I just say, ‘Read the Bible and find out for yourself. And when you find out, let me know because I’m learning too,’” Daigle said.
Among a flurry of recent television appearances, Daigle performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” much to the disapproval of many fans. The simple fact that people criticized her for an appearance on a show hosted by someone who is openly homosexual, she said, deeply saddened her.
“For me, it was really sad that their outlook would be, ‘Oh, because Ellen’s gay, she’s bad.’ That’s sad. It’s so sad,” Daigle explained. “What people don’t realize is I went to Ellen and she is just a bundle of light. She is so joyful. She was so kind.”
Daigle’s latest album, “Look Up Child” earned the highest sales for a Christian album in almost nine years, when it sold 115,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release and debuted at number 3 on the Billboards 200 Album Chart. According to Billboard, the last Christian set to sell more copies in its opening week was Casting Crowns’ “Until the Whole World Hears,” which racked up 167,000 in December 2009.