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Da' T.R.U.T.H. Steps Down

Confesses "moral indiscretion," takes sabbatical. Plus: Bluetree takes a stand again sexual exploitation; Lennox scores peace prize; new MxPx EP; and more.

Hip-hop mainstay and one-time Grammy nominee Da' T.R.U.T.H. has confessed to a "moral indiscretion" and is taking a sabbatical. On his website, the rapper wrote,  "In light of a moral indiscretion in my personal life, I will be taking a sabbatical from music ministry and teaching upon fulfilling my current commitments to work closely with my pastor, church and restoration team. I have repented first to God and then to my wife and family. It is my prayer that my family, supporters and the brethren in Christ will collectively be able to forgive me."

His record label made it very clear it will cease promoting the artist, but also requested prayers for the singer and his family: "It is with tremendous sadness and humble disappointment that Cross Movement Records must inform you regarding the suspension of the promotion and forwarding of the artist, minister, and ministry of Da Truth, aka Emanuel Lambert Jr., due to recent findings of moral failure in his marriage," the company said in a statement. "It is the expressed ambition and demonstrated intent of this label to foster Christian leadership that utilizes the platforms of an artist or musician. While obedience to the word of God is the high standard for all who name the name of Christ, for the Christian leader, the standards and the consequences are even greater. We at CMR plead for your prayers for our brother Da' T.R.U.T.H. whom we sincerely love."

Bluetree takes a stand vs. sexual exploitation

Worship band Bluetree, best known for its hit single "God of This City" as performed by Chris Tomlin, is using its platform to campaign for social justice, particularly against sexual exploitation, throughout the new organization StandOut International. The group hopes to draw attention ...

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