CCM Star Lauren Daigle Gets Asked Her Opinion on Her State’s Abortion Ban: ‘I Have No Idea’

Louisiana-based artist Lauren Daigle keeps making the discernment news for the same reason. In 2018, the prominent Christian artist was asked by noted lesbian Ellen DeGeneres her view on homosexuality, and she answered: “You know, I can’t honestly answer on that. I have too many people that I love that are homosexuals. I don’t know.”

Then in 2020, she performed a set at Brigham Young University for their Christmas show, saying her goal was to “extend the tent pegs and reach as many people as we possibly can” and “I love the fact that Jesus spent his time in many different places. He was with lots of different types of people, and that’s the light of the gospel for me, is to see it go to so many different areas.” 

At no point does she seemingly consider that Mormons are not Christians and therefore are not welcome under the Christian tent. The ‘light of the gospel’ would include preaching their need to repent of their false religion, not singing a bunch of Christmas carols for them.

While she continues to make questionable choices in her associations, (Daigle’s writing team for her new album “Thank God I Do” includes Shane McAnally, an openly gay man who is ‘married’ to another man and adopted a couple of kids) what caught our eyes is that Daigle has not gotten any better at boldly speaking out about fundamental issues of Christian morality, or knowing where the battles lie.

In a May 10, 2023 interview with The Guardian, when asked what she thinks of her state’s ban on abortion, Lauren claims ignorance and says she doesn’t even know what the laws are. 

While Daigle is well practised at keeping her political opinions to herself, she admits that her perspective has shifted since Trump’s presidency. “I got wrapped up in the way the politics was being projected, and the animosity,” she says. “Now we’re on this side and I’m looking back at myself, I’m like, wow, yes, I do believe certain things, but did it actually get the best of my faith? At the end of the day, the Bible calls us to unity.”

She finds it “shocking” that Trump is still in the headlines – “it’s wild that there’s this gravitational pull to constantly talk about him” – in a way that suggests a certain naivety. The 45th president’s legacy remains encoded in the country’s current legislative agenda: what about the near-total ban on abortion that went into effect in Louisiana last year, with no exceptions even for rape or incest? “I have no idea, I’m terrible,” says Daigle. “I know that we have a Democrat governor but I don’t know where our abortion laws are in Louisiana.”

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12 thoughts on “CCM Star Lauren Daigle Gets Asked Her Opinion on Her State’s Abortion Ban: ‘I Have No Idea’

  1. “I have too many people that I love that are homosexuals.”

    Okay, that’s great! So how, exactly, are you loving them? By not telling them of the dire consequences that befall all of us? And, therefore, not telling them of the divine solutions?

    Isn’t that the opposite of love?

  2. She refers to the Bible one time, and can’t even get that right. God’s word does not call us to unity with the unrighteous. It calls us to the complete opposite.

  3. Methinks someone must reread 1 Corinthians 5:9-13.

    Public flogging (albeit metaphorically) of the non-believer is akin to casting them out as if in judgement which Paul is advising against. But I’m no theologian…

    1. Not sure I understand your post, but it sounds like you have things completely backwards.

      The entire chapter of 1 Cor. 5 is about casting out the sexually immoral. The Apostle addresses all sexual immorality in verse 1 (porneia), and not just the particular form that had been reported to the Apostles.

      Verse 11 specifically says to disassociate with the sexually immoral.

      The word translated as “judge” in verse 13 is krinei. It means to pass judgement, to condemn, to decide their fate. The word does not mean “to criticize” or “to rebuke” or to “call out sin” or anything related to modern figures of speech. It has more of a legal connotation, like a judge in a court of law rendering a sentence.

      The Bible does not consider truthful rebuke, criticism, reproof, or calling out sin to be any sort of punishment or metaphorical flogging. I don’t know where you get that concept, but it is not in the Bible.

      In verse 13, the words tous exō mean “those outside”

      In other words, they couldn’t possibly be cast out because they’re already outside.

      Under the law, sexually immoral were put to death. Under grace, we are told to have nothing to do with them. The Apostle is saying cast them out from among you and have nothing to do with them, but don’t try to cast them out of this world entirely. Don’t go out and start rounding them up from every corner of the earth and try to force them. Just stay away from them.

      But for those who are in, or impose upon, our midst, we can and should enforce the judgement which the Lord has already rendered, as given in verses 2-5 of that chapter, and other scriptures in His word.

      Verses 2-5 read:

      “And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.”

      God has already rendered that judgement. He has “already pronounced judgement” on porneia.

      And we are to honor His judgement of the matter. “Let them be removed from among you.” (v. 2) “Purge the evil person from among you.” (v. 13) Don’t associate with them. Several scriptures reinforce this principle, such as 2 Tim. 3:5, and others.

    2. It’s also worth noting that the chapter doesn’t address any distinctions related to who’s really a believer and who isn’t.

      If they claim the name of Jesus, and are therefore already among us, then they absolutely should be publicly called to repentance, and if they refuse, be cast out.

      You may say this singer isn’t a truly born again Christian, and by all indications, you’re correct, but such considerations don’t apply to 1 Cor. 5. Whether they’re legitimate or not is irrelevant to the subject at hand. Cast them out.

      The scripture does not say to not cast out the unbelievers. Such a standard would be ridiculous. Like saying you shouldn’t cast a sexually immoral satanist from your midst because he doesn’t claim Jesus’ name. That is not what the scripture says at all.

    3. To clarify the distinction between the law and grace. The same principle was practiced in OT times, under the law also. Lot was told to leave Sodom, then God rendered the judgement. They did not go out into every corner of the world trying to force everyone to comply with God’s law. It was applied in their midst. Not metaphorically – in their literal, physical midst.

      “purge them from among you” means not only to declare they are an unbeliever, but to literally drive them from our physical midst. Verse 11 says this. Do not associate with them.

      The difference now is that we don’t put them to death. If they are among us, or impose upon us, they are to be driven out. We are to have nothing to do with them. “from such turn away”

    4. Bit off topic, but that’s actually the roots of ideas such as federalism and even nationalism.

      It wasn’t ethnic. The Hebrews welcomed non-Hebrews with open arms, as God commanded them to do. But if you were in their midst, you were expected to live according to God’s law.

      If you wanted to be sexually immoral, you could go live in Babylon or somewhere else, and never be bothered.

      But if you wanted to live among the Israelites, you were expected to follow God’s law.

      They didn’t go trying to impose God’s law on other peoples all around the world. And they didn’t tolerate other peoples from around the world trying to impose on them.

    5. You have to remember that the early churches separated themselves from the world and basically formed their own little towns. There weren’t any unbelievers present. So we need to interpret the scripture with that in mind. There is nothing metaphorical about 1 Cor. 5. It means to literally, physically, cast them out. The unbelievers were already among “those without”

      What this means is that the singer shouldn’t be doing the things she’s doing in the first place. She shouldn’t be putting herself in any situations where she feels like she has to answer “I don’t know.” She shouldn’t be going on the Ellen Degenerate show. She shouldn’t be employing the sexually immoral. She shouldn’t be friends with the sexually immoral. She should be honoring scripture and turning away from them.

  4. Ikm sure she has been advised to take no strong stances that could possibly offend anyone so as to not impact record sales.

    Didn’t Jesus make some offhand comment that the lukewarm He would spit out of His mouth ?

    But, of course, I’m being judgemental 😏

  5. Do any of you menstruating women go to your encampment outside town and then repent? that’s in the bible. Xtians are hateful and ignorant.

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