LECRAE LOST TOUR VENUE AFTER TWEETING HE WAS FINISHED WITH ‘INSTITUTIONAL’ CHRISTIANITY

LECRAE LOST TOUR VENUE AFTER TWEETING HE WAS FINISHED WITH ‘INSTITUTIONAL’ CHRISTIANITY

Lecrae recently lost a tour date scheduled for later this year after tweeting that he was no longer part of the institutionalized church.

Last week Tuesday, the Reach Records founder tweeted: “Once upon a time I thought I was done with Christianity. But the reality was I was just done with the institutional, corporatized, gentrified, politicized, culturally exclusive version of it.”

The next day, the popular rapper re-shared his initial tweet, writing: “Just lost a show because of this tweet. Point proven.”

“Vulnerability gets people kicked out of exclusive tribes. Jesus welcomes the outcast and seeks to bring healing,” he continued.

The Atlanta-based Christian rapper told The Christian Post that he decided to post the tweet because he wanted to encourage people amid the growing number of people denouncing Christianity.

“What inspired the tweet was that a few people that I know this year, who’ve been professing Christians for years, have decided they no longer claim Christianity,” he explained.

“I just thought to myself, ‘Man, I know that feeling.’ But sometimes we throw the baby out with the bathwater, and I wanted to just encourage people that, ‘Hey, I know where you’re [at], what you’re feeling. But sometimes the problem is not with the faith; it’s with the distortions of the faith,’” the rapper added.

If you’ve been following Lecrae’s career, it’s not the most surprising take. He’s been extremely open in interviews about his frustrations with the gulf between what many churches say they believe and how they actually act.

Lecrae is currently preparing for his upcoming “We Are Unashamed” Tour. The artist revealed that after posting his tweet, he lost a Christian venue, causing him to cut one of the tour dates.

“Not only did it affect me, it affected all the artists on the tour,” Lecrae noted.

Lecrae hasn’t opened up about who canceled, nevertheless , many other venues have reached out to him and are trying to rebook the lost tour date.

When asked why the Christian venue discarded his upcoming show due to the tweet, Lecrae felt they had the wrong idea about him.

“I think people have a lot of assumptions about me, some of the things that they’ve seen, really it’s been rumors,” he described. “There’s been so many rumours about me that people look at everything that I post like a confirmation of a rumour.”

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