[by Dean Smith] In an interview with Wade-O Radio, Christian rapper Jackie Hill-Perry, 25, told the world she was formerly a lesbian and that God had changed her life. According to an article in the Washington Times, as the news spread through social media, she faced mixed reaction – about 60% responded positively to her announcement and 40% were critical. Jackie has about 65,000 social media followers.
She spoke of a number of tweets from one girl who called Jackie “delusional, in denial and brainwashed.”
It all started when Jackie responded to a song by rapper Macklemore who speaking of same-sex relationships said “I can’t change even if I tried, even if I wanted to.”
Jackie who had been in a sex-same relationship until 2008 challenged Macklemore’s assertions. Jackie said God “not only changes your affections and your heart, but He gives you new affections that you didn’t have.”
We need to rethink the verse in Psalms where God says He will give us the desires of our heart.
In her interview with Wade-O Radio, Jackie said:
“So if the word of God is the word of God, then we need to deal with that and believe that it’s true. I think we’ve made God very little if we believe that he cannot change people. If he can make a moon, stars and a galaxy that we have yet to fully comprehend, how can he not simply change my desires?”
Jackie entered in her first same-sex relationship at age 17 and was actively involved in the gay lifestyle — including the gay bar scene and participating in gay-pride parades. But that all changed when she became a Christian in 2008. Over the next few months her same-sex desires fell away.
Jackie is now married to a Christian man and they are expecting their first child in December.
Some seem offended that Jackie not only wanted to leave the gay lifestyle, but that she thought she could — as many believe same-sex attraction is genetic. However, a number of studies of identical twins suggest this is not the case.
- Christian rapper Jackie Hill-Perry comes out as ex-gay firebrand: Washington Times
- Former Lesbian Jackie Hill Responds to Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’: Wade O Radio