Matthew Blake performs as a drag queen under the moniker “Flamy Grant”. He (when not performing Blake uses, he/him pronouns) served as a worship leader for decades in evangelical churches, but since deconstructing his faith he now performs and worships in progressive churches.
The gospel & roots musician from the Bible Belt never had a hit in the Christian charts when he still considered himself an evangelical, but now thanks to Christian recording artist, QAnon enthusiast and prominent Donald Trump supporter Sean Feucht, his single “Good Day”, and his album “Bible Belt Bay” topped the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart.
It all started when Feucht posted this nasty and unchristian tweet criticizing popular Christian singer-songwriter Derek Webb for collaborating with Grant:
“If you’re wondering the end goal of the deconstruction movement in the church, then look no further than former worship leader @derekwebb’s new collab with a drag queen. These are truly the last days.”
In response to the negativity, Grant wrote on Instagram:
“Sean Feucht thinks hardly anyone is interested in a worship song by a drag queen. Good Day deserves a spot on the #christianmusic charts, dontcha think?”
The rest as they say is history, with lighting speed Grant’s single and album zoomed all the way to the top of the charts.
Donald Trump supporter Feucht represents the worst of Christianity, and Grant represents the best.
Take a listen for yourself. Grant may be a flamboyant drag queen, but “Good Day” is a beautiful and understated song that wouldn’t be out of place in a Christian radio station with a contemporary Christian format.