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Vicky Beeching has a powerful message for anti-LGBT Christians

June 26, 2018

Christian musician and author Vicky Beeching has hit out at critics after being trolled online for her new book, which discusses being gay in the church.

Beeching, who came out in 2014, responded to negative comments on Twitter and said: “God’s heart breaks at the way some Christians treat LGBTQ people.”

In a series of tweets Beeching hit out at the “toxic views” in some churches regarding LGBT people and added “bad theology costs lives.”

 

Vicky Beeching
Christian musician and author Vicky Beeching has hit out at critics after being trolled online for her new book, which discusses being gay in the church.

 

“Today’s been one of those days when being on social media has felt like being repeatedly punched in the face,” Beeching continued.

On Twitter Peter Russell-Yarde (handle @pryarde1) slammed Beeching’s “knowledge of scripture”, and refused to bless her because “God does not reward rebellion.”

But Beeching hit back and schooled the social media user, explaining that “many LGBTQ Christians & allies have prayerfully studied the Bible for years” before “deciding to support same-sex marriage.”

Christian musician and author Vicky Beeching has hit out at critics after being trolled online for her new book, which discusses being gay in the church.

The author received a heightened level of attention after appearing on the front cover of the Church Times.

This week Beeching has also appeared in Christian podcasts and on radio stations discussing her book.

The 38-year-old said she knew there would be some backlash to her media appearances and said she didn’t read them. However she was surprised at some of the responses.

“Several people told me those articles actually ended up convincing them to support LGBTQ equality as the authors were so vitriolic & absent of love & grace. Love wins,” she wrote.

 

Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating a mass during the ecumenical meeting at the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Palexpo hall in Geneva, on June 21, 2018. - Pope Francis visits the World Council of Churches on 21 June as centrepiece of the ecumenical commemoration of the WCC's 70th anniversary. (Photo by MARTIAL TREZZINI / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARTIAL TREZZINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis greets a crowd in Geneva (MARTIAL TREZZINI/AFP/Getty)

Last week history was made after The Vatican referred to queer people with the acronym ‘LGBT’ for the first time.

The Catholic institution has previously only referred to LGBT people as “homosexuals” or “persons with homosexual tendencies” in official documents.

The news came days after Pope Francis condemned same-sex parents and abortion in a series of scathing comments.

More: Christianity, Church, LGBT rights, Pope, Religion, vicky beeching

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