A self-identifying Christian rock band whose lead singer came out as homosexual this week and was applauded by several other professing Christian musicians, has now announced that it will be performing at a festival this month celebrating “gay pride.”
Everyday Sunday’s Trey Pearson, 35, released a letter to fans on Monday to explain that he had been struggling with feelings for the same gender for the past 20 years and recently decided to no longer stifle the struggle. The band is known for its songs “Find Me Tonight,” “Wake Up! Wake Up!” and “Best Night of Our Lives.”
“I had never before admitted to myself that I was gay, let alone to anyone else. I never wanted to be gay,” he wrote. “I was scared of what God would think and what all of these people I loved would think about me; so it never was an option for me. I have been suppressing these attractions and feelings since adolescence.”
Pearson, who has a wife and two young children, said that he has come to believe that he was wrong for subduing his emotions.
“But I have also come to realize a lot of time has passed in my life pushing away, blocking out and not dealing with real feelings going on inside of me. I have tried not to be gay for more than 20 years of my life,” he stated. “Trying not to be gay, has only led to a desire for intimacy in friendships which pushed friends away, and it has resulted in a marriage where I couldn’t love or satisfy my wife in a way that she needed.”
Pearson also told fans that he does not believe that he will ever change, and is now trying to sort through how to only be friends with his wife and yet co-parent their children.
“I am never going to be able to change how I am, and no matter how healthy our relationship becomes, it’s never going to change what I know deep down: that I am gay,” he wrote. “Lauren has been the most supportive, understanding, loving and gracious person I could ever ask for, as I have come to face this. And now I am trying to figure out how to co-parent while being her friend, and how to raise our children.” christiannews.net