Carrie Underwood Gets Praise, Damnation For Pro-Gay-Marriage Stance

Country queen Carrie Underwood made headlines this week when she came out in support of marriage equality.

Speaking with the Independent in England, the “Good Girl” singer explained 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.”

We applaud Underwood’s stance, but as an avowed Christian—albeit one who goes to a “gay friendly” church—she must’ve known she’d get some flack back home in the good old US of A.

Negative tweets have popped up on Twitter, reports Gay Star News:

@carrieunderwood Is a disgrace. Being vegan and supporting gay marriage doesn’t seem very country at all,” another said.

“Another day, and a another ’gospel’ artist signed to ’EMI’ comes out supporting gay marriage. @carrieunderwood Unequally signed to the devil.”

On CBN, Pastor Scotty Smith from Franklin, Tennessee’s Christ Community Church dismissed Underwood’s message as “a broken understanding of what the Bible’s actually saying… You want to listen to the Scripture in terms of what it says about everything, including marriage, including sexuality.”

Including dietary laws? including slavery? Including genocide?

Sorry, where were we? Oh yeah, Carrie Underwood.

Well, if the American Idol star is feeling besieged by her base, GLAAD has launched a #supportcarrie Twitter campaign to direct the chorus of voices who agree with her.

And Underwood should also know she’s got at least one conservative ally—GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia.

“You know, Carrie Underwood isn’t any different from anyone else in America,” LaSalvia told the L.A. Times. “The more Americans think about how issues affect their gay friends and family the more they come to realize that supporting same-sex civil marriage is the right thing to do. More and more people are coming to that conclusion—and that includes conservative Christians.”