Whether they are Conservatives or Fundamentalists, and whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim, the one thing that makes those on the Right of religion all the same is that they believe that they are the only voice when it comes to the religion that they believe in. They believe that they hold the only true teaching of their religion and get upset when anyone disagrees with them.
So, it is not surprising that Conservative Christians are furious with Carrie Underwood for not only supporting same-sex marriage, but for doing so because of her faith. Underwood stated that “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.”
Underwood was raised as a Baptist, but is now non-denominational. She also stated “Our church is gay friendly. 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.”
Not surprisingly, some of her fans are also angry. Here are some tweets from them:
“I warned @carrieunderwood fans that their idol was going to get backlash for her support of marriage perversion and I was right! #asusual.”
“@carrieunderwood Is a disgrace. Being vegan and supporting gay marriage doesn’t seem very country at all.”
“Another day, and a another ’gospel’ artist signed to ’EMI’ comes out supporting gay marriage.@carrieunderwood Unequally signed to the devil.”
GLAAD has started a Twitter campaign to support Underwood with the hash tag #supportcarrie.
Franklin, Tennessee pastor Scotty Smith of Christ Community Church took to the Christian Broadcasting Network to attack Underwood stating “What she said in that interview, unfortunately, has increasingly become a pretty broken understanding of what the Bible is saying. You want to listen to the Scripture in terms of what it says about everything, including marriage, including sexuality.”
The Edge notes:
When the ultra conservative websites Life Site News and Free Republic reported the story swarms of readers voiced their disapproval of Underwood’s support for same-sex marriage.
“Using Christianity to defend and promote homosexuality is insulting. Ugh,” someone said. “Being Saved doesn’t stop you from being dumb,” another wrote. “Jesus just let go of the wheel,” a commenter said.
Oy vey…for some horrible reason, it isn’t surprising that Conservative Christians are up in arms over this. They believe that they are the only ones to believe in Christ, and often slice up the Bible in order to justify their views.