God bless her!
Carrie Underwood—the world’s biggest country music star who has successfully crossed over to make some serious waves on the pop charts – has spoken out in favor of gay marriage… And thus has either taken a huge step to educate the typically conservative masses or has just alienated 75% of her fan base.
In an interview with British paper, The Independent, Underwood gets in on this debate by saying all sorts of amazing things that you certainly wouldn’t expect from an Oklahoma farm girl with a huge evangelical Christian fan base and a No. 1 hit entitled “Jesus Take The Wheel.”
"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 said. "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."
Most notably, she points out the obvious but most overlooked talking point in the whole controversy, a belief in God and a passionate love for someone of your same sex, are not conflicts of interest.
"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. It's not up to me to judge anybody."
And now we love her even more, record sales be damned, Carrie seems fine with doing the right thing, regardless of any backlash.
You sing girl, and sing it loud.