Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gay Christian Singer Vicky Beeching Upset Over Online Bullying By Other Christians

It's been a few years since Christian singer Vicky Beeching came out as a lesbian. She solidified her fanbase with LGBT Christians, but fell from grace with the the vast majority of Christian fans.

I was reading an article from Christian Today about Beeching and the nonstop attacks by fellow Christians since coming out in 2004. The article makes quick reference to "'relentless' death threats,'", but focuses primarily on ongoing online bullying by Christians via social media and emails.

For example, Beeching was particularly upset by this meme that's been shared nearly 20,000 times. It says, "You may be gay or you may be a Christian, but you cannot be a gay Christian. Do not be deceived. Read 1 Corinthians 6:9." It wasn't the message particularly that upset her -- she, like most LGBT Christians, has heard that one a million times before. It was the sheer number of shares that upset her the most.

Beeching recently took a break from social media, but has promised to return after a bit of self-care.

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