Lecrae loses the limelight after tweeting about corporate Christianity
Reach Records founder Lecrae has revealed he and his crew lost one of their tour dates this spring after sharing an honest tweet about deconstructing ‘politicized’ and ‘corporatized’ modern church culture. “.
“Once upon a time I thought I was done with Christianity. But the reality was I was done with the institutional, corporate, gentrified, politicized and culturally exclusive version of it,” the tweeted. famous presenter on Tuesday.
The next day, Lecrae shared his tweet and wrote: “I just lost a show because of this tweet. Point proven.
The Grammy-winning artist added, “Vulnerability causes people to be kicked out of exclusive tribes. Jesus welcomes the outcast and seeks to bring healing.
In recent years, some notable Christian figures have claimed that they are completely deconstructing themselves from Christianity after experiencing doubts about their faith. Lecrae admits he also had to do some soul-searching after feeling so mistreated by other Christians in 2017.
This season almost caused him to drift away from his Christian faith. However, the rapper sought a trip to rebuild his faith. Now her relationship with Christ is stronger than ever.
“What inspired the tweet was that a few people I know this year who have called themselves Christians for years have decided to no longer claim Christianity,” Lecrae told the Christian Post, speaking about his recent ” once upon a time”. Tweeter.
“I was just like, ‘Man, I know that feeling.’ But sometimes we throw the baby out with the bathwater, and I just wanted to encourage people to say, “Hey, I know where you are. [at], what you are feeling. But sometimes the problem is not with faith; it is with the distortions of faith,” he continued.
The Texas native is gearing up for the upcoming “We Are Unashamed” tour nationwide this spring.
“It was actually a tour date” which was canceled following his comments about Christianity, Lecrae revealed.
“Not only did it affect me, but it affected all the artists on the tour,” he told CP.
Despite losing some support, the artist said many more people wanted to rebook the date.
Responding to why he thought a Christian venue would back down after his tweet, Lecrae said he thought it was because they had the wrong idea of him. He did not reveal the venue that canceled his tour date.
“I think people have a lot of assumptions about me, some of the things they’ve seen are really rumours,” he described. “There have been so many rumors about me that people see anything I post as confirmation of a rumor.”
Lecrae received a lot of criticism when he was a featured performer at a December 2020 event in Atlanta called “Get Out the Early Vote Rally & Concert”, co-hosted by pro-choice Democrat Raphael Warnock during a controversial second round of US Senate elections. Warnock was elected Georgia’s first black U.S. senator the following month. Lecrae said the performance at the event still has an effect to this day, he maintained.
“Whether it’s that I’m supporting candidates they don’t like, that I’ve never publicly endorsed any candidate, but regardless, they view everything I post as confirmation of a rumor they heard versus getting clarification from me,” he noted.
To those who specifically booked it for an event, Lecrae insisted, “you can definitely contact me for clarification.”
Despite the lost booking, Lecrae amassed 30,000 likes between the two tweets. The post received support from athletes and celebrities.
Lecrae recently teamed up with label mate 1K Phew to release a new album titled, No church for a while. Although he was done with the institution of cultural Christianity, Lecrae assured that he still believed in the Church.
“It certainly doesn’t mean that we don’t believe in the church, we just acknowledge the conversations that have taken place, that people don’t go [to church]”, did he declare. “Whether it’s because of the pandemic, whether they don’t want to go to that building or that gathering anymore, we wanted to talk about that and talk about some of the reasons why people feel that way, some of the reasons why we we felt that way, and just having an honest dialogue in music.
1K Phew and the label head want to “definitely reach people who don’t go to church, don’t understand or can’t relate.”
“It touches the community,” Lecrae said. “There are a lot of people who don’t go there for a number of reasons, and we just want to be a voice for those people.”
Along with the “We Are Unashamed” tour announcement, Lecrae and his crew released a three-song EP of the same name.
The singer said these are “three songs that represent who we are at Reach Records: 116 [rap group] is Romans 1:16, ‘We are not ashamed of the gospel, the power of God unto salvation.’