Amy Grant’s Divorce From Hell

Remember when Evangelicals canceled their Pop princess?

Jonathan Poletti
Sep 16, 2020 · 13 min read
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I’m thinking back to 1999, when the woman who’d been the face of popular Christian music for two decades got a divorce.

How little we knew about the private lives of other people? Funny how that works.

Grant and Chapman met in 1979 when she was a freshman at Furman University, already with one album.

However gifted a performer, it wasn’t all her doing.

Her interviews are full of her pro-sex stance.

She advances a new idea of the Christian woman.

Her husband travels as part of her band.

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Amy sort of suggests she wasn’t exactly in love with her husband. But that would be optional for ‘Christian marriage’.

With her 1994 album, ‘House of Love’, the scandal starts.

For a final opinion, she went all the way up the feeding chain.

To Evangelicals it was all about her “selling out,” leaving Jesus, going secular and—sexular?

She’d describe her marriage’s end as “a devastating personal failure.” Was that enough punishment?

Chapman keeps playing the role of cheated-on husband.

There’d be scenes.


Real facts, not church facts.

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