Guy Sebastian has been forced to defend himself following his recent admission that he has moved away from the fundamentalist Christian movement that shaped his early years.
The Battle Scars singer – who recently admitted his religious beliefs had “changed” as he grew older, married and welcomed a child – posted a lengthy statement on his Facebook page in response to online backlash from some of his devout Christian fans.
He opened up last week about his spiritual outlook admitting his beliefs began to change when a churchgoing friend fled the country after coming out as gay.
“He moved countries, he was that scared about the whole religious thing because he was brought up in the church. My friends and I were like, ‘Dude, why did you leave, what did you think we would say?’ It became not a big deal at all,” Sebastian said in a Daily Telegraph interview, adding; “Look at gay marriage. I don’t think anyone has the right to tell someone who they can and can’t be in love with.”
Kudos to Mr Sebastian for being brave enough to get out of the Hillsong church and grow his beliefs. But he still can’t sing for shit.