Trey Pearson, the lead singer of the Christian rock band Everyday Sunday has announced that he is gay.
According to ChristianToday.com, Pearson officially came out in an open letter published in (614) Magazine.
In the letter, Pearson, who is married and has two young children, talks about his “very conservative” Christian upbringing and how it affected the way he viewed his sexual orientation:
"I had never before admitted to myself that I was gay, let alone to anyone else. I never wanted to be gay. 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,” he wrote in the letter.
“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. When Lauren and I got married, I committed to loving her to the best of my ability, and I had the full intention of spending the rest of my life with her. Despite our best efforts, however, I have come to accept that there is nothing that is going to change who I am,” he continued.
Pearson also said that his wife has been very understanding of what he is going through. She “has been the most supportive, understanding, loving and gracious person I could ever ask for, as I have come to face this.”
“I hope people will hear my heart, and that I will still be loved. I’m still the same guy, with the same heart, who wants to love God and love people with everything I have. This is a part of me I have come to be able to accept, and now it is a part of me that you know as well. I trust God to help love do the rest,” he concludes.
Everyday Sunday has released several successful albums. Although Pearson acknowledges that his public announcement will have an effect on his career, he is remaining optimistic.
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Publication date: June 1, 2016
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