Country and Gospel music legend, Randy Travis, offered up a public apology for his drunken arrest outside of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas. Travis just had a fight with his girlfriend, and sat outside the church drinking a bottle of wine. Travis is a favorite over on the TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), and is a frequent guest on programs such as Pastor John Hagee’s CORNERSTONE broadcast. His arrest outside of a church of all places might cause some at TBN to re-evaluate whether Travis is a liability to the network’s reputation.
Although a popular figure in Gospel music, Travis has had a troubled life after he dropped out of school, began using alcohol and drugs and faced some early arrests for breaking and entering and other crimes.
Unfortunately, Randy Travis is far from the only person who has decided to get real drunk and then sing about Jesus. Sometimes it seems like it would take a master detective to find any real differences in behavior in persons who claim to be “Christian” or not. I personally find that very sad.