A True Christian She Is! Carrie Underwood Supports Marriage Equality

With a solid career and a huge Evangelical Christian fanbase, Carrie Underwood spoke out and risked it all in support of Marriage Equality.

She told the Independent in London:

“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,” she said. “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.”

I love her! She was the very first person I voted for on American Idol. I have loved her then and I love her more now. She has taken a huge risk by speaking out and for that I am grateful. As a Christian myself, no one could admire someone more than someone who “laid down his life for a friend”.

Here’s an excerpt from the write-up on Independent:

Underwood … 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.”

Underwood, 29, swept to fame in 2005 after winning American Idol and has since drawn much of her estimated $20m (£13m) annual income from touring the US. In the interview, she condemned “people who use the Bible for hate”, adding: “That’s not how I would want myself as a Christian to be represented.”

via Towleroad

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