Carrie Underwood's gay views upset fans

2012-06-25 11:16
Los Angeles - Carrie Underwood faced an online backlash from fans after showing support for gay marriage.

The 29-year-old singer and former American Idol winner spoke out on her views of same-sex unions during a newspaper interview.

She told The Associated Press about her questioning with another publication: "I was asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview and I answered it the best way I knew how, and after that I do what I do and I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy."

The devout Christian singer - who tied the knot with Mike Fisher in 2010 - told the newspaper that she believes marriage should be legal for all.

Speaking to The Independent she said: "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."

She continued to AP: "The role-model word is really scary to me, because no matter what happens in your life, something you do, wear, say, sing, whatever - somebody somewhere is probably not going to like it too well.

"I just really try hard to do what I do and try to be nice to people and make great music and if people think they can look up to that, that's wonderful. If not, that's OK too."

Comments

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-06-25 11:22

    Good on you Ms Underwood :)

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-06-25 11:31

    Devout Christian? se voet!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-25 11:41

      Judging much?

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-06-25 12:01

      Their one and only true commandment is to judge...

      ebon.geist - 2012-06-25 12:53

      SOME Christians believe homosexuality is the work of Satan. Personally, having thought about the issue, and specifically what Jesus is quoted as saying on the topic, not to mention his entire message about love and acceptance of everyone, not judging other people etc, I find the stereotypical Christian response (eg like kobus) rather hard to stomach. Just saying, there are Christians out there who do not believe as the more conservative neo-christians do, that homosexuality is simply an abomination to be abhorred, and I do not see any way in which an intelligent, rational Christian of good conscience could be anti-gay. It's a real pity that we are the less vocal among the Christian community, because the vocal folks create this impression that we are all bigotted, judgemental, brainless hypocrites. (FYI I consider myself Christian, straight, and pro gay rights).

      Ninjinvee - 2012-06-25 14:00

      @Kobus: It is very sad to see that people like you have misunderstood your own religion and the teachings of a COMMON God. God is a force. He has absolutely NO preferences. You really think God would say "Oh my son, you are gay. To hell with you" ?? Please re-read your Holy Bible. People like you just blabber your mouths about religion at every chance you get, without really knowing what you're saying. What would you do if your son was gay?

      armand.aucamp1 - 2012-06-25 14:46

      kobus...jy is dom. shame

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-25 11:42

    100% - marriage is not a holy or religious thing... everyone should have the right to marry whomever they want to.. Note, whomever, not whatever just in case the illiterate want to twist this.

      ebon.geist - 2012-06-25 14:02

      Each unto their own I guess. I suspect that by undermining the spiritual aspects of marriage we have, as western society, devalued marriage somewhat and this is evidenced by high failure rates within marriage. That being said, I do not believe such a spiritual union is the exclusive domain of a male/female couple.

  • marni.boshoff - 2012-06-25 12:04

    Thank you Carrie Underwood!!!!!! way to go!!!!!!

  • wentzel.duplessis - 2012-06-25 12:54

    If things go on the way it does... Why do we not just burn the bible and write one that suites us... My God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He never changes and we will all stand infront of Him on the days of Judgement and nobody will speak for us, but Jesus will be our advocate if we have appointed Hi.

      Bradly - 2012-06-25 13:44

      Wentzle, each person has the right to express their own opinions including Ms Underwood. It is important remember that the Bible was compiled by men three centuries after Christ died and has been interpreted in many ways by different religious sects since then... so, does your interpretation hold greater precedence than others? If I recall correctly, in the same books of the Bible where homosexuality is referenced, so is stoning a person for looking at their neighbour’s wife.... should we be doing that now as well because it is what the Bible says? Jesus taught some hard lessons, which are illustrated in the New Testament... lessons of love and acceptance, regardless of life choices... Are you telling me that Jesus was wrong for accepting a prostitute and others, who at the time were considered sinners?

      ebon.geist - 2012-06-25 13:47

      Can you actually explain why God has a problem with homosexuality? I don't mean give me quotes from the bible - I mean explain why.

      ebon.geist - 2012-06-25 16:43

      Funny, no answer to my question, but a few people clearly don't like the fact that I am asking it. That is, in and of itself, rather telling.

  • redgy.elias - 2012-06-25 14:58

    Carrie Underwood is just want to make her fans happy=No fans No Carrie.\r\nPs the Bible says God loves the sinner not the sin(just saying!)

      Ninjinvee - 2012-06-25 15:05

      Who ever said being gay is a sin? Or is that a judgement of your own? And either I am blind or you didn't read correctly. The article says that her fans have lashed out at her. #comingfromastraightguy

      ebon.geist - 2012-06-25 16:42

      Some comments in some books in the old testament of the bible written by some prophets, the content of which seems a bit dubious when viewed next to the stuff Jesus says in the new Testament, labels it as an abomination. Strangely enough it doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, mainly because it is never explained why in the old testament, and when Jesus is quizzed on the topic he simply hints that maybe we should stop worrying about what other people are doing which doesn't affect us and focus on doing right by others. I mean, I can fully understand why God doesn't like murder, or rape, or incest, or violence against other people or intolerance, or prejudice. It can very easily be argued objectively why these things are, in fact, bad. I can't understand for the life of me why God should ever have a big issue with someone being gay. Especially since God made them that way. It just doesn't make sense. But then again, I think there are certain fundamentalists out there who aren't really interested in asking these kinds of questions. They don't understand homosexuality, they don't want to understand it, and it grosses them out anyway. Best to just call for the flaming crosses and pitchforks before these pansies infect their kids with gayness or something....

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