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SAFE Samford hopes to bring Jennifer Knapp to Birmingham

A group with ties to Samford, SAFE Samford, is trying to bring singer Jennifer Knapp to Birmingham to perform in an off-campus concert during homecoming. Source: WBRC video A group with ties to Samford, SAFE Samford, is trying to bring singer Jennifer Knapp to Birmingham to perform in an off-campus concert during homecoming. Source: WBRC video
Jennifer Knapp is a Christian singer who came out as a lesbian in 2010. Jennifer Knapp is a Christian singer who came out as a lesbian in 2010.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A group with ties to Samford University, a Baptist school, is trying to bring a lesbian Christian singer to Birmingham in connection with homecoming in November.

The singer is Jennifer Knapp who came out as a lesbian in 2010. The group is called SAFE Samford. SAFE stands for students, alumni and faculty for equality. SAFE Samford is trying to raise $6,000 to bring Knapp to a location off-campus.

One of the founders of SAFE Samford, Brit Blalock of Denver, told Fox6 their ultimate goal is to form an organization on campus for students to join.

"As a person who was closeted at Samford it was a scary experience and to not to know where to turn really. It's difficult when you are 19 or 20 years old," Blalock said.

Blalock said they hope to show being gay and a person of faith can work together. Students at Samford University will be invited to attend the concert.

Many religious based schools have not allowed gay organization across the country. If you want to contribute to the concert, which will be held off campus, you can go to www.safesamford.org.

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