An Open Letter to Lauren Daigle

Stacey Higdon
Jan 15 · 2 min read
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Lauren,

I’ve been following your recent controversy. First, when you sang on Ellen, and then when you said on a radio show that you didn’t know if homosexuality was a sin.

I want you to know — I’m not angry. I won’t be asking my radio station to stop playing your music. I won’t be throwing away your CDs. I won’t rant on twitter that you are colluding with the devil.

Actually, I respect your honesty. I agree with your decision not to speak on a subject when you’re not confident of the answer. I appreciate you telling people to READ the Bible for the answer instead of just trusting it’s in there. I appreciate you acknowledging that this is a challenging topic for many people.

And to be entirely honest — I don’t know the answer either. Like you, there are people I love who are gay that call themselves Christians. There are people I love who believe homosexuals can’t worship God because they are so blatantly sinning against Him. And I feel like I’m here — stuck in the middle.

And I don’t feel like either side is giving me any answers. They’re fighting against each other, but I’m not sure who’s fighting on God’s side and who’s fighting for their own pride.

But, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. I hold you to a high standard. You see, in my household, Lauren Daigle is not just another Christian artist. Lauren Daigle is the name yelled from the back of our van every time one of your songs comes on the radio. Lauren Daigle is the CD that was too special for my daughter to take for show-and-tell because it might get broken. And Lauren Daigle is who sings my daughter back to sleep when she gets scared in the middle of the night.

Right now I am the smartest person my daughter knows, but there is coming a day she will think I know nothing. I will be “unfair”. I will be “out of touch”. She won’t listen to me — but she’ll listen to Lauren Daigle.

Like it or not, you are a role model to girls you will likely never meet. There are a lot of moms like me who are counting on you to speak truth into their lives. That’s a big responsibility!

I don’t intend for you to do it alone. I will be praying for you. I will be praying that God continues to give you opportunities to witness to the lost. I will be praying that God will reveal His truth to you. And I will be praying that your heart continues to grow closer to His own. And I’m asking that others would do the same.

Sincerely,

Mom of a 4yo Fan

Stacey Higdon

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