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This song asks whether Christianity and homosexuality go together

November 25, 2016

A new song has challenged the difficult relationship between religion and homosexuality.

California-based singer-songwriter Danielle LoPresti has penned ‘Holy’ in an effort to bring love and acceptance between different groups in the church.

The video for the new song shows a pastor meeting with members of her congregation who are LGBT.

When challenged on their identities, the families argue that is “love is love” and they feel just as much a part of their religion as their heterosexual pastor.

The video then delves into the Bible’s quotes – illustrating that for every line that appears to show homophobia, there is another that contradicts it.

“The Bible also says that polyester is wrong, and that it’s OK for me to sell my daughter,” one woman in a same-sex relationship responds.

 

Also in the video is Ryland Whittington, a 7-year-old transgender boy, and his family. Ryland’s mother, Hillary, documented her experiences raising him in the acclaimed book, Raising Ryland.

The song has been dedicated to victims of the Orlando shooting.

LoPresti told the Huffington Post: “One of the most beautiful things about this song, for me, is that it is so purely personal, so deeply and exactly true, and yet utterly universal, all at once,” she said. “As with most things, when we have the courage to tell our stories, we discover over and over again how connected we all are.”

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