In the article it states the following, "The born-again Christian singer also reveals how he told his mother Faye he's gay four years ago." Emphasis here on the "born-again Christian". I don't hate Clay Aiken. I don't hate homosexuals. But homosexuality? That's another matter. People (as in the general masses", not the magazine) often equate hating the sin of homosexuality with hating the person, which are two completely separate issues. I don't care how you try to rationalize it, explain it or try to take it out of context, homosexuality is definitely something God abhors as evidenced by the scriptures. Call me what you want, I'm only telling you what God said!
I'm a Christian first and an American second. And I'm sure I'll raise ire for taking a stand on this. But I'm tired of "political correctness" whitewashing what scripture clearly condemns.
1 Cor 6:9-11
9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
11Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.