In a recent interview, Carrie Underwood explains why her Christian faith has led her towards supporting gay marriage, rather than condemning it.
As America’s reigning country queen, Carrie Underwood has always been vocal about her Christian faith, with songs such as “Jesus, Take The Wheel.” However, she’s only recently opened up on how that same faith has led her to accept gay marriage.
In an new interview with The Independent in the UK, the 29-year-old songstress opens up about her support, saying, “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”
Carrie explains that, though she was raised Baptist, a church that tends to stand against homosexuality, she and husband Mike Fisher now attend a non-denominational congregation.
“Our church is gay-friendly,” she says. “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.”
Carrie concludes with, “We have to love each other and get on with each other. It’s not up to me to judge anybody.”
Carrie is currently making the press rounds in the UK as she readies for her first ever British concert later this month at Royal Albert Hall.
We applaud Carrie for taking a stand and wish her luck at her first UK show!
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Written by Billy Nilles.