Tony Perkins Denounces Dan Haseltine

“Christian band Jars of Clay was supposed to be setting out on a 20th anniversary tour — but if the latest controversy is any indication, not many fans will be celebrating. Lead vocalist Dan Haseltine made sure of that last week by singing a different tune on same-sex ‘marriage.’ The social media bombshell surprised — then angered — the group’s fan base, many of whom had followed their massive rise to stardom (including three Grammys) since the 1990s. Want to know a good reason for opposing same-sex ‘marriage,’ people wrote back: How about ‘God says?’ Several Christian radio stations are striking the band from their playlists and others are deleting the songs from their libraries. ‘Caught wind that some radio stations have pulled my music,’ the singer wondered on Twitter. ‘Why?’ Paul makes it pretty clear as to why in 1 Corinthians 5. How can the Church hope to influence the culture when Christians have willfully compromised the truth of God?” – Hate group leader Tony Perkins, via press release.