Christian Country Queen Carrie Underwood Come Out for Marriage Equality
Depending on where you’re sitting in the room, you’re either going to be shocked to hear that Jesus-touting, country music darling Carrie Underwood has come out for marriage equality, or think it makes all the sense in the world for Hollywood It Girl, pop superstar Carrie Underwood to have publicly thrown her support in with the gays.
Underwood, whose new album Blown Away knocked Adele off the top of the US charts, draws much of her fanbase from evangelical Christians, speaks frequently about her faith and has made religion the subject of several of her best-known songs, including the No 1 country hit “Jesus Take the Wheel”.
She said, however, that her liberal attitude towards same-sex marriage comes because of her Christian values, rather than in spite of them. Though raised a Baptist, a church that tends to oppose homosexuality, Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher, a professional ice-hockey player, now worship in a non-denominational congregation.
“Our church is gay friendly,” she said. “Above all, God wanted us to love others. It’s not about setting rules, or [saying] ‘everyone has to be like me’. No. We’re all different. That’s what makes us special. We have to love each other and get on with each other. It’s not up to me to judge anybody.”
Welcome to the team, Carrie!
(via The Independent)