As one of the most talked about issues in America, gay marriage, is a hot topic whether you swing to the conservative or the liberal side of the fence. Recently, President Obama offered his support for same-sex marriage just a day after North Carolina passed an amendment banning any union other than between male and female.
Despite the controversial nature of the topic, Carrie Underwood is now speaking out in support of gay marriage.
In a recent interview with Britain’s The Independent, Underwood contributes her upbringing and love for faith as the reasoning behind the stance.
Feeling passionate about “people who use the Bible for hate,” she added, “that’s not how I would want myself as a Christian to be represented.”
No doubt, the recent news of Underwood’s support could anger her more conservative fanbase. Currently, only six states and Washington D.C. recognize same-sex marriage in the eyes of the law.
“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 admitted during the interview. “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.”
Though Underwood is known for releasing many religious-centric songs, such as her debut “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and current Blown Away track “See You Again,” she believes her Baptist upbringing and current appreciation for love has molded her mind to be more receiving of the issue.
“Our church is gay friendly,” she tells The Independent. “Above all, God wanted us to love others…. We’re all different. That’s what makes us special.”
-Jodi Phillips, The New 103.7/Charlotte