Christian rock star Trey Pearson
discussed his recent public coming out during an appearance Friday on
ABC's The View.
On Tuesday, the 35-year-old lead singer
of Everyday Sunday discussed his sexuality for the first time
publicly in a letter first published by the Religious News
Pearson was introduced on The View
by Raven-Symone, who came out in 2013
says she was pressured by Hollywood to remain closeted.)
Pearson told the show's co-hosts that
he started coming out to friends and family six months ago.
“It was a very long, difficult
journey to be able to get to that point, but I'm very thankful for
being able to get there,” Pearson said.
“Why do you think it was hard for
you?” Raven-Symone asked.
“So, I grew up in a Christian home
and church where I was taught that God hated homosexuality. That I
could choose to be straight. And I tried for a really long time. I
don't think I was ever trying to lie to anyone. I think I was trying
to convince myself that I could be something that I wasn't. And so I
put all of my faith into that,” he answered.
Pearson said that his biggest
supporters were his wife, with whom he has two children, and sister.
When asked how his family reacted,
Pearson said that his father showed up at his house the day the story
broke and hugged him for ten minutes and told him how much he loved
Pearson added that he still considers
himself a Christian.