Let’s face it, the announcement that Clay Aiken is “coming out” in the upcoming issue of People is about the least surprising news ever.
In the past Aiken had vehemently denied reports of his homosexuality, including using his “devout Christianity” as “proof” that he wasn’t gay. Yet, despite his persistent denials, everyone pretty much “just knew.” It was more than a little obvious.
We rarely broach the topic of homosexuality here, but I am curious if the recent news casts the former American Idol star in a different light for you.
Do his previous denials now have a negative affect on his credibility? Do you anticipate any backlash from Christians who were eager to cast him as a champion of the faith in the early days of his popularity? Will Thomas Nelson pull his book from Christian bookstore shelves?