Last month, the ‘Christian‘ band Relient K came out as pro-LGBTQ, after inviting open and unrepentantly gay musician Semler to join them on their upcoming tour. Semler is a queer artist and is a newcomer to the Christian music scene, gaining some publicity after her profanity-laced album briefly the top spot on iTunes Christian and Gospel charts, with songs with lyrics like this
My Dad’s never cursed in his life
I asked if he smoked he said, “twice”
Well by that standard I’m a God damn failure
I passed blunts the day I married my wife
But I’m a child of God, just in case you forgot
And you cast me out every single chance that you got
And that’s your loss not mine, I’ll be better than fine
You just missed your shot to meet the unholy divine
I’m sayin’ fuck a savior and if She can’t take it then she’s small
I’m gonna ask a lot of questions because I’m giving this my all
You know the people preaching now well they’ve been putting us through shit
And if you don’t sanction that then why are you rewarding it?
Her real name is Grace Semler Baldridge, she’s a butch lesbian who’s married to a woman while purposefully altering her appearance to look like a man—giving the impression she’s about one upper chest surgery from becoming transgendered.
Semler has openly advocated for LGBTQ allies to shout out “gay rights” during Christian concerts in order to force the bands to publicly comment and confront their views on the issue. She recently made news after doing this same thing at a Switchfoot concert, resulting in lead singer Jon Foreman Releasing a pro-LGBTQ TikTok video.
Now, during one of their concerts in Milwaukee, in which she opened for Relient K and after performing several of her pro-LGBTQ songs, she stopped and commented on the state of Veggie Tales, claiming that Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato were a bunch of sodomites, to the raucous cheers and clapping of the audience.
“…Vegetables and their biblical high jinks. We love the VeggieTales. Well, if you’re familiar with the VeggieTales- which actually, let me pause this for a minute- Bob and Larry are gay. Fight Me. I didn’t mean to (start/ stoke?) this but I have. And it’s a hill I will die on. Or I’ll tweet about it.”
She further goaded creator Phil Vischer on Twitter, after he confirmed that these veggies weren’t gay for each other.
What else did anyone expect would happen?