In news that sounds like satire, but is absolutely not, a drag queen has rocketed up iTunes' Christian music chart after a pastor she clapped back at online supplied the fuel for her rocketship to fame.
Flamy Grant, styled after, of course, beloved Christian crossover musician Amy Grant, joined Christian performer Derek Webb on his song, “Boys Will Be Girls,” which highlights the struggle faced by queer Christians who have been turned away from their church homes. Flamy Grant appears in the video, where she gives Webb a makeover.
The song delivers a less-than-subtle message with lines like “I heard Jesus loved and spent his life with those who were abandoned by proud and fearful men. So if a church won’t celebrate and love you, they’re believing lies that can’t save you or them.”
The song didn’t sit well with certain Christians, including self-identified “MAGA preacher” Sean Feucht, who tweeted his characterizing of Webb as “destructionist,” a 2023 word for “heretic,” or someone who has given up the traditional tenets of their religion and is seen as immoral by traditionalists. “These are truly the last days,” Feucht tweeted, seemingly without an ounce of hyperbole. “If you’re wondering the end goal of the deconstruction movement in the church, then look no further than former worship leader @derskwebb’s new collab with a drag queen.”
And look, we did.
Grant, who actually was a worship leader for more than two decades (unlike Webb, who has never served in that role), clapped back, “End goal? Baby we’re just getting started. 😘.
Feucht fired back immediately, “Well good for us hardly anyone listens or cares what you do,” Feucht wrote back. “Bad for you is that one day you’ll sit before Jesus and give an account for the perversion you tried to force on kids.”
With so many eyes on the exchange, Grant seized on the opportunity, taking to her social channels to promote her own song, “Good Day” in an effort to hit the top spot on iTune’s Christian music chart. “Sean Feucht thinks hardly anyone is interested in a drag queen,” Grant wrote. “Good Day deserves a spot on the #christianmusic charts, dontcha think?”
Soon, Grant’s fans delivered and the song briefly took the top spot on July 27. Grant’s full album, “Bible Belt Baby,” however, has been number one on the iTunes Christian album chart for more than a week.