Christian singer Lauren Daigle has faced some backlash for appearing on the talk show of Ellen DeGeneres but she says her critics are missing the 'heart of God'.
The singer was invited to perform on The Ellen Show following the release of her hugely successful album 'Look Up Child', which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 in the Christian charts.
Daigle took some heat from fans for singing 'Still Rolling Stones' off her new album, but she told Way FM Radio that Ellen had chosen the song.
Opinions were split when Daigle posted a video of the performance to her Instagram page, with some being angry that she had appeared on the show of an openly gay host.
One person wrote: 'You're very talented but you're being blinded by fame we all fall of the wagon from time to time I just hope we don't spend to much time in the world and wake up when it's too late [SIC].'
Another was critical of Daigle for not speaking about Jesus during her appearance: 'How is she letting her light shine a net if she didn't even declare Jesus Christ and the gospel at all she just came on there to sing.'
Others defended Daigle, saying it was an opportunity to share the Gospel with Hollywood and the masses.
'Ellen has always been a very good and generous hostess. We know being good will not get you into heaven. I am thankful she gave Lauren this platform. I cant think of any other primetime show that will do that now. I have been praying for God to save some of our leading faces of Hollywood to help start a change. I think we all should be praying for this [SIC],' one Instagram user wrote.
Another wrote: 'In the full clip Ellen sends everyone home with a copy of Look Up Child.... powerful songs about Gods goodness and faithfulness... God is using you girl!!! Stay strong in Him no matter what this world throws at you [SIC].'
Responding to the criticism, Daigle told Way FM Radio that Christians should be kind to everyone.
'I think the second we start drawing lines around which people are able to be approached and which aren't, we've already completely missed the heart of God,' Daigle said.
'I don't have all the answers in life, but one thing I know is that I can't choose who I'm supposed to be kind to and who I'm not, because that's the mission right? Be who Christ was to everyone as well.'
Daigle has also confirmed she will be making her debut on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon on November 7.
In a post to Instagram, she said it was a 'personal dream' to appear on the show.
'So excited to announce that I will be on @jimmyfallon! I always said that if I ever make it on @fallontonight, I would run and slide on his desk. That would be my dream entrance. Who knows what could happen,' she wrote.