Tye Tribbett Explains Statement About Homosexuality: ‘I Don’t’ Condemn Homosexuals’
Last month gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett, expressed beliefs on homosexuality that appeared to contrast what is taught in many churches across America.
“I just think their approach is militant, and I think a lot of times when your sin is not somebody else’s sin, it’s so much easier to condemn. It makes you feel better about your dysfunctions when another person’s dysfunctions are seemingly worst,” the “He Turned It” singer explained before discussing why he believes homosexuality is natural. “There are lots of things that are natural to us that may not be God’s best for us. That’s my only thing. I’m not saying that homosexuality is not natural. I agree with you that it is. There are several things that come naturally that’s not God’s best. Children 2 years old, ‘Did you eat that cookie?’ ‘No.’ Lying came naturally to them.”
“Nobody taught that kid how to lie. It came in the flesh package, but that’s not God’s best. There are certain things that can trigger the not-so-great natural in all of us. But is it God’s will or God’s best for us, period? And I don’t condemn homosexuality, but I don’t believe it’s God’s best for our lifestyle, according to the Bible.”
As to be expected, he caught a lot of backlash from the Christian community for his words. He recently re-visited his statement to offer a bit more clarity.
“I don’t condemn homosexuals,” Tye told Sister 2 Sister. “The Bible speaks against [homosexuality], but homosexuals—the person I don’t condemn.”