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Trey Pearson has climbed to the top of the Christian rock world as the lead singer of Everyday Sunday, spreading the good word via such hits as "Lies and Fear Go Hand in Hand," "Apathy for Apologies" and "Wake Up! On Tuesday he shared that secret in an emotional letter first published by the breaking into the Billboard 200 chart.
Even then, though, it was clear that he "was never going to be who my wife needed me to be." And while he will continue to practice his faith, Pearson said he realized he needed to come clean for himself, his family, and his fans."I definitely know how hard it was on my journey to be able to accept myself, and how other people’s voices and stories helped me.So I absolutely want to be a voice for other people," he told Merritt.In a letter shared with the , Pearson spoke directly to his fans about his decision."Most of us reach at least one pivotal moment in our lives that better defines who we are," he wrote."These last several months have been the hardest – but have also ended up being the most freeing months — of my life.
To make an extremely long story short, I have come to be able to admit to myself, and to my family, that I am gay."He discussed his conflicted feelings about his marriage and his love for wife Lauren, even as he's come to accept that "there is nothing that is going to change who I am... But if this honesty with myself about who I am, and who I was made by God to be, doesn’t constitute as the peace that passes all understanding, then I don’t know what does.
It is like this weight I have been carrying my whole life has been lifted from me, and I have never felt such freedom." (Click here to read the full letter.)Pearson posted images of the cover on the band's Facebook page on Tuesday with the message: "To my fans and friends: I'm finally being honest with myself.
"I was not making it an option to be gay so I could be loyal to her and my children," he told writer Jonathan Merritt.
"But then I realized the only way I was ever going to be my best for them was to be healthy myself."The decision may well have an impact on his career, but Pearson joins a slowly growing list of popular Christian musicians who've come out over the past decade, including Ray Boltz, Grammy-nominated singers Anthony Williams and Jennifer Knapp and worship music artist Vicky Beeching, who announced she was a lesbian in 2014.
According to the their careers have taken a hit among conservative Christian fans and radio programmers who typically see homosexuality as a sin, resulting in their music being dropped from playlists on radio and in churches.
Pearson hopes his music career will go on, with a new single slated for release later this year and an upcoming gig at the Wild Goose Christian festival in July still on the books.