In light of recent events regarding the anti-gay freedom of religion bill that was vetoed in Arizona, is still pending in Georgia, and is now gaining momentum in Mississippi, we thought we’d pick up on a story that may be a couple of years old, but holds just as great importance today.
In 2012 country singer Carrie Underwood made headlines when she came out in support of gay marriage. Now, there is nothing new about a celebrity endorsing gay marriage, but the twist with Underwood was that she based her reasoning and endorsement on her Christian faith. Initially, she stated:
“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 Underwood then went on to say that God wants Christians to love others, and that she and her husband (pro hockey player Mike Fisher) attended a gay-friendly church.
Her statement is worth repeating in a time where it seems many people of faith feel that their freedom of religion is under attack, and where religious groups feel the need to fight back – and the weapon seem to be discrimination and fear. Because isn’t Carrie Underwood way of reasoning the truly Christian way of going about the whole thing? Doesn’t it say repeatedly throughout the Bible that you should ‘love thy neighbor’? Even though the world is changing at a rapid pace, it is possible to fuse religion with more progressive ways of thinking – just take a lesson from Carrie Underwood.
Source: The Blaze