Ex-lesbian spoken word poet slams Macklemore’s anthem ‘Same Love’ for claiming gays can’t change
NEWARK, N.J., November 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Macklemore’s “Same Love” has been called the “Gay Equality Anthem” by homosexual activists who are trying to redefine marriage worldwide to include same-sex couples. Written to support the legalization of gay “marriage” in Washington state last year, the rap song reached number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and hit number one in Australia and New Zealand.
The song and its accompanying video harshly criticize Christians (particularly Catholics, who are portrayed as hateful in the video) and “right wing conservatives” for opposing same-sex “marriage” and asserts that God made homosexuals the way they are, so they “can’t change,” even if they wanted to.
But Jackie Hill, a spoken word artist whose poetry recitations have attracted hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, recently told Wade-O Radio that Macklemore – who got his start in the spoken word poetry movement – is “lying” when he says homosexuals can’t change.
As a former lesbian herself, she says, she knows better than anyone that people can and do escape the homosexual lifestyle
“What I would say to Macklemore is, if we believe the Bible is completely true and God breathed—which it is—then we need to deal with texts like 1 Corinthians 6:9-11” – a Biblical passage in which St. Paul talks about how Christians have been “washed” and “sanctified.”
Hill, 24, grew up believing she was a lesbian. During her adolescent years, she hid her homosexual urges, simultaneously mindful that the church she’d grown up in until age ten preached against homosexual behavior, and afraid her female friends would reject her if she confessed she was sexually attracted to them. But after senior year, she began dating women, and, on the suggestion of her second girlfriend, began dressing in a more masucline manner.
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“As a girl, I was never really called pretty, affirmed or was the focus attention of males,” Hill told Wade-O Radio. “When I started to dress that way and get all this crazy attention from these girls, it became deeper than lust. It was an addiction to people boosting my self-esteem.”
In Hill’s poem “My Life as a Stud,” (warning: explicit content) she remembers those days as a time of sensual enjoyment, yet admits she had an underlying feeling that what she was doing was wrong. But she felt she would rather go to hell than give up her lesbian relationship. It took a religious experience to convince her otherwise.
“I actually started to consider hell in exchange for her being my wifey,” Hill said in her poem. “Then one day the Lord spoke to me. He said, ‘She will be the death of you.’”
“In that moment,” Hill said, “the scripture ‘For the wages of sin equal death’ finally clicked. As much as I thought I loved her, my eternity wasn’t worth that chick.”
Hill talked about the poem with Wade-O, saying, “At that time, my eyes were opened to that it wasn’t just homosexuality that would be the death of me. It was my complete and entire lifestyle. It’s not just, ‘You’re gay. You’re [also] lustful, you’re prideful, you’re a thief, you’re rebellious, you’re a masturbator and you’re a porn addict.’” She said she saw that she "deserved Hell" for her lifestyle.
Hill said she immediately stopped her relationship with her girlfriend and credited God’s grace for helping her make the change. But for those who find the transition out of homosexuality takes more than a single moment of supernatural grace, Hill offered encouragement.
“If God chooses not to change my desires, he has promised to give me his Holy Spirit that will help me flee from them,” Hill said.
In her interview with Wade-O, Hill said she does agree with Macklemore that hatred of homosexuals is never okay.
“[Christians] should remind themselves that they too once were bound by something,” said Hill. “I think sometimes Christians can look at homosexuals as if they are more a slave than the fornicator is.”
She reminded listeners that everyone has their own battle to fight, and that the best way to reach those struggling with the gay lifestyle is not through judgment, but through love.
Read Wade-O's complete article about the interview with Hill here.