Pensacola Christian College made an understandable error. They failed to do their ‘inquiries’ concerning the singing group entitled ‘The King’s Singers‘ who were supposed to perform at the college this past Saturday night and were canceled just two hours before the concert. However as ‘King’s Singers’ have played at the college in the past and as they have the name “King” in their title one might assume that refers to “Christ the King” might not?
Pensacola did what was in alignment with the college’s Articles of Faith and scripture.
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pensacola Christian College says it cancelled a concert with The King’s Singers this past Saturday after learning “one of the artists openly maintained a lifestyle that contradicts Scripture.”
The King’s Singers are a British a cappella group that was scheduled to perform at Pensacola Christian College Saturday night.
The King’s Singers released a statement Monday afternoon, saying the concert was cancelled at “two hours’ notice” due to the “sexuality” of group members.
“The school gave its reason for cancellation as ‘concerns’ expressed about the ‘lifestyle’ of members of our group,” the statement reads. “It has become clear to us, from a flood of correspondence from students and members of the public, that these concerns related to the sexuality of members of our group.”
Statement below by ‘King’s Singers’
“We entered into the engagement in the knowledge that this is a fundamentalist Christian institution. Our belief is that music can build a common language that allows people with different views and perspectives to come together. This is the first time that anything other than bad weather, the pandemic, or war has caused a concert cancellation in our 55-year history. We are disappointed not to have been able to share our music and our mission of finding harmony with over 4,000 students of the college and the wider Pensacola community. We hope that any conversations that follow might encourage a greater sense of love, acceptance, and inclusion.”
The group has been in existence for 55 years.
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