Over the years, Demi Lovato has become one of the most prominent stars in both the musical spotlight and the camera limelight. Just this year alone, The Inquisitr reported numerous times on her professional and personal life.
Professional highlights included her becoming the new face for the shoe brand Skechers, as well as the significant sales bump her career has garnered. As for her personal life, her relationship with Wilder Valderrama included stories about how they were contemplating having a baby together and how much fun she had on her tour with Cher Lloyd.
Now, Demi Lovato recently wrote something on her Twitter feed that is quite amazing, and it is causing quite a stir. Of course, everyone, including news websites, are having a field day with the tweet, but what was it she said?
Was talking to someone very near and dear to my heart today about how people are STILL JUDGING others for… http://t.co/iN7oKiVKea
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 19, 2014
For those who didn’t want to click the link to “read more” of Demi Lovato’s tweet, it is written in its entirety below:
“Was talking to someone very near and dear to my heart today about how people are STILL JUDGING others for their sexual preferences. It really breaks my heart, and I’ll never be able to understand why this world can’t learn to accept one another for who they are without passing judgement. You are not God, therefore leave the judging to him. Like I said before, the LOVING God that I believe in, would never condemn anyone for loving another human of the same sex. That’s just what I believe and everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. But I will say, I grew up learning in Sunday school and bible camps about a God who loves all no matter where you came from or what you’ve done. A man named Jesus who forgives people of all sins including horrible things like murder if you simply ask for forgiveness and accept him into your heart. Now I’m no bible thumper but I truly believe that same Lord and savior loves ALL no matter who you are or where you’ve come from and especially who you love. I guess I’m just still upset after hearing how difficult life can be for people who are literally being punished for simply loving who they NATURALLY love. Just remember.. Just like straight people can’t simply CHOOSE to be gay, gay people can’t simply CHOOSE to be straight. It’s not a choice for everyone.. So stop judging people like it is. #NOH8 – remember, you are loved and even if by no one else, you are loved by ME.”
That’s right! Demi Lovato identifies herself as Christian and even includes details of her Christian upbringing such as Sunday school and Bible camps. But she also expresses her support for gay love and the LGBT community, stating, “God wouldn’t condemn anyone for loving another human of the same sex.”
It is clear by the number of likes and retweets this tweet got that Demi Lovato’s words are truly amazing, but depending on what side of the fence someone is on about the LGBT lifestyle or what one’s definition of “being Christian” is, this tweet is either amazingly awesome or amazingly blasphemous.
Cambio favors the tweet, reporting that the singer is “just being awesome.” It shouldn’t be a surprise though because she did play a lesbian on Glee, a show that also casts gay stars Chris Colfer and Adam Lambert. Demi Lovato also expressed how her gay grandfather was a trailblazer.
On the other hand, the devout Christian followers see Demi Lovato’s tweet as untrue to what God said, therefore branding her tweet as apostasy. Charisma even asks why are more and more people who were raised in the church coming to the conclusion that God is okay with same-sex romantic relationships. Of course, their source is the Holy Bible in which 2 Timothy 4:3 and 4:4 and 1 Timothy 4:1 are just some verses used for apostasy and Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, and 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 6:10 for homosexuality.
What do you think? Is Demi Lovato following true Christian values by showing support for gay love because the God she knows wouldn’t condemn it? Or is she twisting the words of the Holy Bible for an apostate view devoid of what God really said?