Carrie Underwood Supports Gay Marriage: Twitter Reacts

    June 13, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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Carrie Underwood, American Idol winner and country music darling, has come out in support of gay marriage. She unveiled her sure-to-be controversial stance during a recent interview with the Independent. When asked if she thought this decision would ultimately tarnish her reputation with her legion of fans and supporters, Underwood stated simply that she thought everyone had the right to love and marry who they wished.

“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,” the singer explained. “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.”

Although her opinions on the matter are sure to cause a firestorm of controversy amongst conservatives and country music fans alike, Underwood’s stance has drawn support from GOProud, an organization that claims to represent “gay conservatives and their straight allies.”

Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder and executive of the organization, stated that “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.”

Underwood’s latest album, “Blown Away”, is currently resting at the top of the Billboard charts. She’s currently scheduled to play London’s Royal Albert Hall later this month.

How do Twitter users feel about the superstar’s decision to come out in support of gay marriage? The results are a decidedly mixed bag. Although Clay Aiken, who came out in 2008, is clearly on her side, there are plenty of individuals who are disappointed. Check them out below.

  • http://yahoo glen mcclung

    Hey Carrie: Stay out of that mess. You have always been so clean and had great music. Do not get into that political stuff. I am sure you are really pressured by various groups. This is the first time I have ever responded to any of this on line stuff. That is how strongly I feel about your wholesome attitude and appearance..

  • http://yahoo C.M.Rhoad

    I am so surprised since felt you were a believer in Bible and GOd’s word. Always did like your music!

  • Nick Pidkaminy

    To bad Carrie is going to go of the way of the Dixie Chicks.And she was doing so well.I guess money does things to people.It makes them forget where they came from.

  • bellus

    Although it is not any Christian’s right to judge, Carrie has to stand up and tell the truth. God’s word says that men and men…women and women should not have sex. If she believes the bible she needs to live the bible. Lip service will not do! We should “love” one another with a Godly love and stay out of what goes on in someone elses bedroom but right is right and wrong is.wrong. Carrie knows better she just has chosen the wrong way.

    • Matt

      Always entertaining to see people try to rationalize love and hate in the same paragraph. Some people just find fault in everything, so you might as well just be true to your heart. I doubt very much that Carrie will miss a few hypocrite “fans.”

      • Matt

        I did not mean to reply to your post specifically. Yours was actually more tolerant than most.

  • ricky

    SHAME ON YOU CARRIE. you will NEVER get another dime from me.
    it is soooo funny to me how a lot of people back gays online and one thing i have read a lot of people saying the bible says 2 love and others claiming they have read bible and never read anything about gays. just love. well the bible says to love all NOT make love to all. to you idiots that claim u have read the bible and never saw anything about it, well i guess you skipped Leviticus.

  • JD

    Unfortunate and disappointed.