Christian Band's Lead Singer: 'I Don't Particularly Care About Scripture Stance on What Is 'Wrong''

Kristine Marsh
By Kristine Marsh | April 24, 2014 | 3:29 PM EDT

Do you remember the hit song "Flood" from the mid-90's? Well now the band behind the song is under a flood of scrutiny from its Christian fan-base. Singer Dan Haseltine of the Christian rock band "Jars of Clay" has started a Twitter war when he tweeted April 21 an endorsement for gay marriage:


From there, the Evangelical community began challenging his statement and Haseltine has continued his provocative tweet exchange for the past three days.

But Haseltine's most aberrant statement came on April 22 when he said he doesn't care what Scripture says about homosexuality, he just pays attention to the parts that say, "Love your neighbor."


Haseltine has grown more and more defensive over his position, even claiming that what he was saying was akin to Galileo's challenge of church doctrine, and insinuated he was under a "Salem witch trial."

He also claimed to not understand the "conservative position" and claimed it seemed akin to "women's suffrage."

So far only Charisma News has reported on Haseltine's statements, but it will be interesting to see if the secular media will come out celebrating Haseltine's inclusive theology.