Award-winning a capella group The King Singers has been banned from a fundamentalist Christian college because one of their members is gay.
The UK group was given just two hours;’ notice of the cancelation of their concert at Pensacola Christian College (PCC) in Florida. The College cited concerns about the “lifestyle” of one of the members of the group.
The Singers said that ‘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.
“”Our belief is that music can build a common language that allows people with different views and perspectives to come together.”
Defending its “sincerely held beliefs”, the College said. “The College cannot knowingly give an implied or direct endorsement of anything that violates Holy Scripture, the foundation for our sincerely held beliefs,” the school said in a statement.
“PCC cancelled a concert with The King’s Singers upon learning that one of the artists openly maintained a lifestyle that contradicts Scripture.”
The King Singers replied that they had previously performed at the college without any issues.