Carrie Underwood endorses gay marriage in and interview with the UK newspaper, The Independent, conducted in May right after her album Blown Away was released.
If you follow Carrie at all, you know that she and her husband, Mike Fisher, are devout Christians. Although she was raised a Baptist, she and her husband attend a liberal, inter-denominational church which “embraces all sorts.” When the interviewer asked Carrie if she struggled to “square her religion with the progressive, gay-friendly mores of the music industry,” her answer might surprise you:
“Our church is gay-friendly,” she responds, seeming suddenly energised. “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.” Then she offers a totally unexpected, unequivocal endorsement of gay 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. 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.”
Hooray for Carrie! In terms of Christian faith? That’s called walking the walk people. I really respect Carrie for that.
Make sure to read the entire interview. Carrie talks about finally taking her show overseas for the first time. The UK paper was speaking with her ahead of her June 21 Royal Albert Hall concert in London, which sold out in 90 minutes. Today the US…tomorrow the world! (Read more at The Independent)