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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Jars of Clay, One Week Later
Jars of Clay It is now one week since the controversy erupted over the tweets of Dan Haseltine, the lead singer of Jars of Clay, regarding same-sex "marriage."

Since then, Dan has issued an apology for his poorly worded statements, for his lack of wisdom in raising such critical issues on Twitter, and for dragging the rest of the band into the controversy, while some radio stations have pulled Jars of Clay music and the internet has been abuzz with the story.

In fact, to illustrate just how much coverage the story has received, my own article entitled "The Shattering of Jars of Clay" was shared (not simply read) more than 187,000 times, including more than 177,000 shares on Facebook alone. This is completely off the charts.

I only learned about Dan's tweets after some gay activist websites began posting articles with headlines proclaiming things like, "Frontman for Christian Band Jars of Clay Speaks Out for Marriage Equality."

Some of these websites are militantly opposed to evangelical Christian beliefs, frequently mocking our faith and labeling us "anti-gay crackpots" or "anti-gay monsters" (to cite those descriptions that are not mixed with vulgarity). Yet it was sites like these that were celebrating Dan's remarks and then lamenting his subsequent apology.

That's why I reached out to Dan and Jars of Clay directly via Twitter, asking them to post a simple, clear statement affirming their unequivocal support for marriage as intended and ordained by God (which can only be the union of a man and a woman) and their recognition that homosexual practice is always sinful in God's sight, also affirming His deep love for every human being, which includes the fact that Jesus shed His blood for heterosexual and homosexual alike.

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