Ending a seven year hiatus from the music scene, Christian singer Jennifer Knapp is back with the mainstream album “Letting Go” and an announcement: She’s gay.
Much of the past decade has been spent in Australia, where the Grammy nominee took stock of her life and career and figured out what was needed to start over. She also came to terms with her sexuality.
Whether her old fans have moved on or will forsake her remains to be seen, although she admits not trying to return to her old recording stomping grounds should help.
“I just wouldn’t find it respectful at all to say, ‘Hey, this is something that you want in your store next to your Jesus statue,'” she tells Reuters, regarding her new album. “It would just be disingenuous to try and convince someone that they needed to do that.”
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