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Carrie Underwood Supports Gay Marriage, Cites Christian Faith

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Huffington Post — Add Carrie Underwood to the list of stars who’ve come out in support of marriage equality.

The country songstress, who was raised Baptist, spoke at length about the topic in an interview with The Independent, noting that her Christian upbringing is at the core of her attitude toward same-sex marriage.

“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,” Underwood is quoted as saying. “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.”

The British publication also notes that while the 29-year-old Underwood was raised Baptist, she now attends a nondenominational “gay friendly” Christian church with her husband, pro hockey player Mike Fisher.

“Above all, God wanted us to love others,” she noted. “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.”

How Underwood’s country fanbase will take the news remains to be seen, but among those to praise the superstar for her faith-based support was the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

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One response to Carrie Underwood Supports Gay Marriage, Cites Christian Faith

  1. My open letter to Carrie

    Dear Carrie

    Let me start off by saying that I’ve been a fan of yours since I saw a commercial for your audition on American Idol. I told my wife and daughters “there’s your winner!” I was elated when that prediction came true, and have followed your career ever since. I was especially excited when I learned of your Christian faith, family values, and over all high moral standards. It’s rare that I care for an entertainer for anything other than their ability to entertain me. You were an exception. You seemed to be a real conservative, born again, bible believing Christian! It was so refreshing that I became an even bigger fan. I’ve joined your fan club, attended numerous concerts, and bought any and everything Carrie Underwood.
    You then met a man who you married that seemed just as admirable. I’m not a hockey fan so I don’t know much about him, but I know he claims Christ as Lord. That showed me that you saw that as important, and my respect for you grew. I saw a T.V. Interview where a reporter said that Mike hands out bibles to reporters who interview him, again, very impressive! Carrie found herself a humble, down to earth, Christian man and even wrote a good song about it that I’m sure will be played at many weddings.
    Then came the sad news that you support homosexuality and homosexual marriages. Carrie, we Christians who don’t support these things don’t hate homosexuals. In fact, we love them enough to call them on their sin. That’s a very hard thing to do, but it’s the right thing to do. Jesus kept the woman at the well from being stoned to death, as I would protect any homosexual from being abused at anyone’s hand, but Jesus told the woman to “go and sin no more.” We cannot make the mistake of thinking “love” is permissiveness. Of course I can’t keep a person from “loving” anyone they want, I don’t want to keep that from happening. That being said though, as Christians we are called to turn from sin, to be in the world, but not of the world. I’m a professional childcare worker. I’ve worked with adolescents for twenty years now, and I’ve loved and cared for those who label themselves homosexual. I’ve never treated them poorly in any way. However, I have not condoned their sin. In the exact same way that I have loved and cared for young people that have had sex before marriage, or lived together outside of marriage. I’ve loved drug addicts, prostitutes, and gang members. I do NOT however tell them or make them believe in ANY WAY that their actions are acceptable. They know that I believe what they do and practice is sin. I still have wonderful relationships with all of them, but I will never condone their life style, and they respect me for it even if they disagree. So you see Carrie, I don’t hate them.
    You said that your church is “gay friendly.” What does that mean? A church is open to all, of course, but does “gay friendly” mean that homosexuality isn’t viewed as a sin in your church? You said that your church “isn’t about a bunch of rules.” Carrie, do you understand that in order to know Jesus Christ a person must confess that they are a sinner and repent? That a person that isn’t lead to do that by the Holy Spirit can’t ever know Jesus Christ.
    Carrie, I don’t write this in anger. I write this in sadness as a brother in Jesus Christ. We are told in the bible not to judge the world, as God will do that. However, we are told as Christians we SHOULD judge one another. I’m confronting you in Christian love and asking you to prayerfully consider my words here. You represent Jesus Christ on a GRAND scale. As such, you will be held more accountable. Imagine a young, church going person struggling with thoughts of homosexuality. He or she is considering what that bible is telling them, but still wanting to sin as we all are tempted to do and too often fall in to! This boy or girl reads your words and decides that if Carrie Underwood is a Christian and thinks it’s okay then maybe it’s okay! Carrie….that’s so sad and troublesome. Help lead those struggling with sin to the cross of Christ, not into justifying their sin in the name of love and acceptance.

    -In true Christian love to you
    Adam Leavelle

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