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Worship Songwriter Vicky Beeching Comes Out as Gay

The CCM worship world has its Jennifer Knapp moment.
Worship Songwriter Vicky Beeching Comes Out as Gay
Image: Nicholas Dawkes / VickyBeeching.com

A popular writer and singer of CCM worship songs, Vicky Beeching, came out as gay Wednesday in an interview with the U.K. newspaper The Independent.

“What Jesus taught was a radical message of welcome and inclusion and love,” said the 35-year-old Anglican, who recently left the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) world to become a TV news commentator, but still makes a living from royalties when American churches sing her worship songs. “I feel certain God loves me just the way I am, and I have a huge sense of calling to communicate that to young people.”

Beeching is one of the most prominent CCM singers to come out since Jennifer Knapp's much-discussed revelation in 2010.

Beeching, who sings the popular worship song “Glory to God Forever,” described experiencing same-sex attraction starting at age 13 and going on to feel conflicted in evangelical settings, where church leaders would pray against the “demon of homosexuality” they ...

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