Vicky Beeching, a popular Christian singer from the U.K., came out as a gay woman last week. Since then, she’s been a vocal advocate for LGBT people and hasn’t looked back.
Raised as a Christian, Vicky said she has known she’s gay since she was 12, but kept it under wraps because her religion made her ashamed of her feelings. Now 35, she says her faith is “stronger than ever.”
Asked by the host if she has been living a lie, Beeching responded, “That is very much what I was raised to believe. Psychologically that’s very damaging for people because it make you feel like you’re fighting against yourself.”
Beeching went on to say that we need to “accept our sexual orientation as a God-given gift.”
Lively replied, “There is no such thing as a gay person. It’s this identity you adopt.”
“I believe God has made me the way he’s made me. It’s taken me thirty-five years to come to terms with that, and I believe that’s it’s part of my God-wired identity,” Beeching retorted.
After Lively said that God has the ability to help her “overcome your sexual inclinations,” Beeching replied, “That kind of thinking has been so damaging to me and it damages so many people.”
Click the link above to watch Vicky school Scott Lively on why it’s a-okay to be Christian and gay. Get it, girl.