Christian Mack has been forced to resign from the reality show The Voice after it emerged he is the father of a devout evangelical Christian who reportedly believes the Earth is a single point of God’s creation.
Christian Mack has resigned as the host of the reality TV show, and is now taking legal action against the network for his alleged role in the father’s views, the New York Post reports.
Mack was born in California to an evangelical Christian father and an American mother.
According to his bio on the channel’s website, he grew up in Los Angeles and attended evangelical Christian schools.
In an interview with Christian News Network, Mack described his upbringing as “very, very difficult” and described his father as “a very loving man.”
He said he’s “not trying to hide the fact that he’s a very religious man.”
But Mack also revealed that his mother, who is a Presbyterian, does not believe in the existence of God, and that he “wanted to leave it up to God to figure out how to deal with it.”
He added that his father was “always trying to understand what was going on in the world” and was “very supportive of me growing up.”
Mack, who grew up a Jehovah’s Witness, became a Christian after his mother died in 2006 and he attended church, according to the New Yorker.
He also admitted that he had a problem with his father being a Christian and had to work hard to reconcile his religious beliefs with his parents’ values.
“I didn’t really realize how hard it was for him,” he said.
Macking said that he has had “many conversations” with his family and “have been told by them that their religion is not for me.”
“My mother was a very good person,” he continued.
“She didn’t think I was going to go to church every Sunday and I didn’t want her to think I wasn’t going to be a Christian.
She didn’t like it at all.”
Macking has been working as a singer and songwriter for a few years now, but his decision to quit The Voice will not come as a surprise to his fans.
The channel said that it has taken the issue seriously and has reached out to Mack to offer “support and assistance” and is also offering “financial support” to Mack and his family.