A concert featuring the British vocal ensemble The King’s Singers in Pensacola, Florida, has been cancelled in a homophobic move. The Pensacola Christian College said « that one of the artists openly maintained a lifestyle that contradicts Scripture. » The artists were given full remuneration, according to the statement.

In an own statement, the King’s Singers said they were “deeply saddened” by the turn of events, emphasizing that it was the first time in the ensemble’s 55-year history that a King’s Singers concert had been cancelled other than for reasons of inclement weather, pandemic or war.

The statement continued: “We have performed at Pensacola Christian College before and we entered into the engagement in the knowledge that this is a fundamentalist Christian institution. Our belief is that music can build a common language that allows people with different views and perspectives to come together.”

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