The issue of transsexuals and gay people in the church and the Gospel has been a longstanding point of discussion among many.
In an interview with TEAm Curtains, Erica Campbell weighed in on the topic, as she referenced God and she believes He stands for.
“I believe sin is sin and it exists and God forgives it just like everything else. I think our responsibility is to keep singing about Jesus. Keep telling the world he loves, saves, transforms and heals,” Campbell told the site during a stop in the United Kingdom to promote her album “Help 2.0.” “I know there’s a lot of different conversations about the origins and the why’s and the how’s and I wish I had the answers to it, but I do not. But what I do know is that the Bible says that God so loved the world — it didn’t say the heterosexual or the homosexual; it didn’t say the Christian, the saved or the unsaved. It said for God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whosoever should believe in him, should not parish but have everlasting life. So that’s the only thing I can stay confident in. I rest on the word of God. I stand on the word of God. And we will all stand before him. And God won’t ask me my opinion. He won’t ask the people their opinion. We’ll have a one-on-one with the father.”
Campbell’s response to the issue comes amid a wave of recent happenings in the gay and transgender community, according to TEAm Curtains, which notes this year’s legislation regarding gay marriage in the U.S. as well as “mass media coverage of transgender celebrities like “Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox who recognize themselves as believers of God.
With Campbell, everything lies in serving God while allowing Him to “do the changing.”
“Keep sharing, keep loving, keep opening the doors of our churches, keep embracing and let God do the changing,” the 43-year-old Mary Mary singer said. “I think a lot of times we try to be God. We try to make the change. Everybody has an issue. Sometimes peoples [issue] is a little more flamboyant than others. Maybe yours is lying and we can’t see your issue. We all have something to work on…My job is to love, not to judge.”
To see Campbell’s TEAm Curtains interview, check out the video below.
(Photo Source: Erica Campbell Instagram)