Natalie Grant, the Christian contemporary music star who has been nominated twice for Grammy this year, attended the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony but walked out earlier, after the performance of Katy Perry.
Natalie arrived at the Grammy with excitement, but soon after the ‘Black Horse’ performance done by Katy Perry and Juicy J, she tweeted about her early leave, saying “We left the Grammy’s early. I’ve many thoughts, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I’ll say this: I’ve never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I’ve never been more sure of the path I’ve chosen.”
Award-winning gospel artist Natalie Grant left the Grammys early on Sunday, refusing to say why. Bloggers speculated that she left in response to Katy Perry’s “satanic” performance or because of a mass wedding of 34 couples that included homosexuals.
Christian singer Natalie Grant responds to critics regarding Grammys
Critically-acclaimed Christian artist Natalie Grant, who was nominated for two gospel Grammy Awards this year, became the unintentional center of a media storm when she left the awards show early on Sunday night,Tweeting that she had some thoughts in her head about the show which were better left unsaid. As reported in Natalie Grant leaves Grammys early–Tweets cause media frenzy, the mainstream, usually liberal media jumped on her Tweets and ended up accusing Grant of everything from being a poor sport to intolerance to hating gays. In response to her critics, the Nashville resident posted on her Facebook page: I NEVER said I left during any particular performance. I only said I left early. I never pointed out any one particular performance, I only said I had many thoughts about the entire show, which were best left inside my head and that is where they will stay. So those who say I condemned one performance but then condoned others clearly did not read the post. What I DID say is this: I am honored to be a part of the Christian music community. I’ve had many people throughout my career ask why I never tried to go in to mainstream music and last night was a beautiful reminder that I love singing about Jesus and FOR Jesus. I’ve judged no one. I hate no one. And I believe that every person has been created in the image of God. I will never stand on a street corner and wave a sign, I won’t use my platform to engage in political arguments that will only divide and not unite. I will continue to pray that my life will be my message. I do have my own personal convictions that I live by, and I will continue to work out my own salvation with fear and trembling before the Lord. (Philippians 2:12) I was honored to be nominated for 2 Grammy awards last night. I’m so grateful that NARAS and The Grammys continue to recognize the contribution that gospel and Christian music make to the world. And I’m so thrilled for those who won in my categories. And I can say that with all sincerity. My last thought: “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus for it is the power of God who brings salvation to ALL who believe.” Romans 1:16 Grant’s most recent project is 2013′s Hurricane. Besides her award-winning music career, Natalie Grant is also actively involved in campaigning against human trafficking. Examiner.com