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Queer ‘Christian’ Artist Hopes New Single Goes Big+ Asks K-Love Radio for Airtime
The way things are going in the Christian music industry, it wouldn’t surprise us if she gets her wish
Semler is a queer artist and is a newcomer to the Christian music scene, gaining some publicity after her profanity-laced album briefly held the top spot on iTunes Christian and Gospel charts. Last year she toured with Relient K, the queer-affirming former Christian band, gaining prominence and visibility. She also recently wrote the “world’s gayest worship song” after channeling the hurt of someone who “broke my heart for Jesus.”
Semler’s real name is Grace Semler Baldridge. She’s a non-binary lesbian married (now divorced?) to a woman while purposefully altering her appearance to look like a man—giving the impression she’s about one upper chest surgery from becoming transgender. And no, she’s not really a Christian.
Ticking off all the boxes you’d expect to see from a woman with her haircut, last year she raged against the ruling to overrule Roe v Wade, tweeting out a link where people could give to nearly 90 pro-choice abortion funds, then pleaded to be considered for “Best New Artist” at the 53rd annual Dove Awards, an event she ultimately attended.
She also has a new single coming out on June 8, her song ‘Faith’, which she wrote on the way back from that award show. Seemingly about the disappointment she feels about the unjust & unloving way she’s treated in the Christian music industry, some of the lyrics include:
When my religion turned against me
They said my hopes and dreams are faulty
I showed the holes inside my hands
And they claimed they couldn’t see
So I’ve been walking with a blindfold
Towards the promise of revival
And it’s not the one you preach
It’s the one we need
You got me singing Hallelujah and I don’t even want to do it
I’m just trying to be free
We’re just dying for some peace
But I still have faith
When you call my name. Never been the same
I still have faith
How you comfort me. When they come for me
Call that mercy
Semler is hoping the song goes viral so she can have the “opportunity to do the funniest thing ever to Christian radio this month.”
The way things are going in the Christian music industry, it wouldn’t surprise us if she gets her wish.
We’ll let you know how it goes.