Two years later, much of the roar has died down. She said she doesn't do many interviews with Christian music press these days. There's not a lot left to say.
She said she still meets people who don't know what to make of her, though. A lot of them are just people who've heard about her somewhere.
"Often when they're asking questions, it's about themselves. It's about their narrative, about how they see the world. They want information to fill in the gaps."
Some communities can be a bit insulated, she said. They haven't had a lot of experience with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. They haven't spoken to them and don't understand them outside the context of their portrayal from the pulpit or on TV.
Knapp doesn't think she completely jibes with their perception of what a gay person is like or even what a gay person of faith is like.
"I see it as an opportunity, not an accusation," she said. "It's a way to see someone in a light they hadn't seen them in before."
Knapp said she hasn't given up on her faith. In fact, it's become part of what she does, though not in the same way as before. Knapp tours with a special show, Inside Out Faith, which is described as "music and musings about the journey of life, finding love and being a gay person of faith." The shows are sometimes held in churches.
Knapp also said that while she's not specifically trying to write Christian songs, she's also not actively trying to tune that out.
"As a person of faith, if something comes up in the way that I write or if I want to put some kind of spiritual experience into my music, I can," she said. "I just don't feel compelled to create a marketplace for it."
Not everyone will get that, Knapp acknowledged.
"But at the same time, I think there is a community of folks out there who do understand and relate to where I'm coming from."
Things could change, and Knapp doesn't completely rule out ever playing in contemporary Christian circles again. She's still proud of her Dove Awards, but obviously that music community and Knapp just aren't a good fit right now.
"Ten years ago, I'd have told you I wasn't doing music at all," she said. "I've learned to never say never."
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