- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Trey Pearson, the lead singer of the popular Christian rock band Everyday Sunday, has come out as gay.

Featured on the cover of the June issue of (614) Magazine, Mr. Pearson, 35, recalls futilely trying to overcome his same-sex attraction in order to avoid scorn from the Christian community.

“I never wanted to be gay,” he says in the interview. “I was scared of what God would think and what all of these people I loved would think about me; so it was never an option for me.”

Mr. Pearson said the attempt to subdue his sexuality led him to marry his wife, with whom he has two children, eight years ago.

He hoped that marriage and children would help him to live the typical heterosexual lifestyle, but eventually he came to the realization that he was “never going to be who my wife needed me to be.”

The singer took to Scripture to study what the Bible says about homosexual desire and concluded that verses addressing the matter do not specifically proscribe a loving relationship with another man.

“There is absolutely no conflict with accepting who I am and following Jesus,” he said. “God wants me to be healthy, authentic, whole, integrated and my truest self.”

Mr. Pearson joins a growing cast of Christian musicians who have come out as gay, including artists such as Anthony Williams, Jennifer Knapp and Vicky Beeching.

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