Pensacola Christian College in Florida canceled a scheduled show by the group The King’s Singers after college officials said that the lifestyle of one of the group’s members “contradicts scripture.”
The King’s Singers is a cappella group founded at the University of Cambridge’s King’s College.
A PCC statement said that “as an institution that is founded upon and guided by the Bible”, it could not permit the show to take place. The King’s Singers shared on social media that they are “deeply saddened” by the cancellation and that they have come to know that the cancellation is due to the sexuality of the group’s members.
Premier Christian News reports:
“The school gave its reasons for cancellation as ‘concerns’ expressed about the ‘lifestyle’ of members of our group,”
“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.”
The ensemble said they had previously performed at the college, deciding to go ahead “in the knowledge that this is a fundamentalist Christian institution”.
“We look forward to seeing our friends in northern Florida again soon, in a context where we’re celebrated for who we are, as well as for the music we make.”
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