Pastor says pro-gay country singer would have been hanged

Pastor says pro-gay country singer would have been hanged

kaceyA right-wing US pastor has criticized country singer Kacey Musgraves for supporting LGBT rights.

The singer, who won the awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Album at this year’s Grammys, has spoken out in support of gay marriage and LGBT rights generally in recent years.

Last year she released the song Follow Your Arrow, which pastor Kevin Swanson argues “promotes homosexuality”.

The song features lyrics such as “kiss lots of boys, or kiss lots of girls, if that’s what you’re into…” and “love who you love, ’cause you just get so many trips ’round the sun”.

Discussing the song on his radio show on April 10, Human Rights Watch reports, Swanson said:”Let me say this, if she had sang [sic] that thing in a country bar in the 1920s or 1880s in Denver, Colorado, somebody would’ve called for a rope, ‘Get a rope!’

“You know what would have happened, she would not have made it out of town in the 1880s, 1920s, 1940s or 1960s.”

Meanwhile, Musgraves will be performing at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 3 – the first time a country singer has sung at the LGBT rights event.

The President & CEO of GLAAD – the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – said in a statement: “Kacey Musgraves is ushering in a new era in the country music industry, where supporting all loving families is now a core country value.

“It’s only fitting then that Kacey is to become the first country music artist to perform at the New York GLAAD Media Awards.”

Watch Kacey Musgrave’s Follow Your Arrow video below.

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