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Carrie Underwood Supports Gay Marriage
US Magazine ^ | June 11, 2012 | Nicole Eggenberger

Posted on 06/11/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT by Pinkbell

It may come as a surprise to some of her fans, but Carrie Underwood has announced her support for gay marriage.

The devoutly Christian "Jesus, Take the Wheel" country singer spoke out to The Independent on why she believes marriage should be legal for all.

"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," Underwood, 29, 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."

The American Idol winner was raised in a Baptist church, but now attends a non-denominational church with her hockey player husband, Mike Fisher.

"Our church is gay friendly," she said. "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 the Christian star from Oklahoma doesn't agree with "people who use the Bible for hate."

"That's not how I would want myself as a Christian to be represented."

(Excerpt) Read more at usmagazine.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianity; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; moralabsolutes; samesexmarriage; swrdswllwngsdshw; zot
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To: ReformationFan
I think in the C&W world, everyone says they’re Christian whether they are in reality or not because it’s expected in the atmosphere of Southern culture.

You are absolutely right. Unfortunately, very few of them are actually Christians.

101 posted on 06/11/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There’s always a contradiction there. It’s not ok to be intolerant and judge...unles you are intolerant of and judging people who are deemed intolerant. Then it’s ok.


102 posted on 06/11/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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To: dfwgator

Carrie Underwood, carpet muncher.


103 posted on 06/11/2012 4:57:19 PM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: Morpheus2009

Yes, love the sinner, but not the sin.


104 posted on 06/11/2012 4:59:09 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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To: .45 Long Colt

W is coming to Memphis!!


105 posted on 06/11/2012 5:02:55 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Pinkbell

“Our church is gay friendly”

Meaning what? That you invite them in, lie to them, coddle their sin, tell them what they’re doing is fine with God, and in the process help condemn their souls to hell? Not very FRIENDLY, if you ask me.


106 posted on 06/11/2012 5:03:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Gargantua

As a declining “celebrity” perhaps she needs invites to -A- list hollywood snort fests to stay relevant. Supporting the homo agenda is THE password to get acceptance. Like they say, no such thing as bad publicity in show business...just call it, hobnobbing with the cobnobbers.


107 posted on 06/11/2012 5:04:42 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: wagglebee

I watched that show once or possibly twice, I think, and only because Mr. T. knew someone whose granddaughter was a contestant. I really don’t care for that kind of thing.


108 posted on 06/11/2012 5:05:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ReformationFan

It’s what Dietrich Bonhoeffer called “cheap grace” that is so common today. (See Bonhoeffer’s book, “The Cost of Discipleship”.


109 posted on 06/11/2012 5:06:47 PM PDT by USD79
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To: Pinkbell
Big deal. She's a woman and woman tend to be sensitive towards "perceived" victims, inequalities, people in trouble, etc. It's a knee jerk reaction called the mothering instinct. Many conservsatives have probably benefited from it from time to time.

You win battles like this with facts and truth. It's up to conservatives to blaze the path of the future with the hard work of figuring out what's not understood.

110 posted on 06/11/2012 5:07:03 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Pinkbell

“The devoutly Christian “Jesus, Take the Wheel” country singer...”

Looks like she turned off the cruise control this time.


111 posted on 06/11/2012 5:09:52 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Pinkbell
raised in a Baptist church, but now attends a non-denominational church

Well, there you go.

112 posted on 06/11/2012 5:13:16 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! No Obama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Surrounded_too

Yep, I remember her. Pretty good singer, but crazy as all get out. Nowadays she looks like a caricature of a fat lesbian degenerate.

Dixie Chicks made the same kind of dumb career move, then after getting lampooned for years over their screw-up, tried to come out with a documentary claiming they were doing better than ever with their new pop audience. The documentary tanking like a lead balloon at the box office put the lie to that though.


113 posted on 06/11/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SoldierDad

By your own admission, the Bible was written by men. Men are not God. Men are flawed. The word of God written by men might have a few errors.


114 posted on 06/11/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: Gargantua

Grow up.


115 posted on 06/11/2012 5:29:02 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: wagglebee

A little too broad. I’m a Southerner and I have many southern friends who are Christians who believe in the rights of all men and women.


116 posted on 06/11/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: Hildy
Don’t be ridiculous. Her fan base will love her no matter what she thinks of gay marriage.

Oh, they may not raise a ruckus about it, but a lot of country music fans are going to drop her like a hot potato over this. I hope she enjoyed her stardom, because she's headed toward second-tier status now.

117 posted on 06/11/2012 5:35:44 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Pinkbell

She should have just”Shut Up And Sing” to quote Laura Ingrahm.

I’m glad I didn’t buy her cd’s, because when you sing country music and offend their moral values, they WILL turn their backs on you. Ask the Chicken Dix!


118 posted on 06/11/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate pragmatists!)
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To: El Cid; ReformationFan

Alan Cairns isn’t retired from my iPod! I listen to him often. I’ve learned much from that man and am thankful for him.

I really get a kick knowing that mostly God-hating reprobates built the internet and run the silicon valley companies, yet the Lord has used their efforts to spread His Word in a powerful way around the globe. Those men are doing what they want with their lives in history, but God is in full control and sovereign over history.

Unless his church had purchased radio or television time, prior to the net I would have had almost zero opportunity to hear a man like Alan Cairns, let alone a Conrad Mbewe, the Baptist from Zambia, Africa. I could name dozens of men from around the world whose online ministries have impacted my life, and by extension the lives of my family. Some of those men are famous, but just as many are toiling away for the Lord in relative obscurity. Some of the men I listen to most are now long retired or even dead, yet via the net sermons preached decades ago can be accessed for free within seconds, even from my cell phone.

Because of the internet I now realize I have more in common with grace believing Christians from different states, nations, and even centuries than I do with the lost couple next door.


119 posted on 06/11/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: LostInBayport

The best was the parody of Ebony & Ivory with Stevie Wonder.

Frank: “How about: ‘Life’s just an eskimo pie, let’s all take a bite’?”
Stevie: “I think that might be offensive”
Frank: “Who cares what the Eskimos think? They don’t buy records anyway.”


120 posted on 06/11/2012 5:51:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: hattend

I’m pretty sick of this “Shut up and sing” thing. It is so unAmerican. Sounds like petty jealousy to me. If you want to be heard, speak louder.


121 posted on 06/11/2012 5:52:31 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: YankeeDoodleRebel

Sniff splatt.


122 posted on 06/11/2012 5:53:04 PM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: .45 Long Colt

I say the same thing; I work part time at Walmart (middle of southern Indiana) and in the year 2012, I have more in common with the African Bushman (who truely is a believer and follower of Jesus Christ) than I do some of the people that walk through the door to our “supercenter” and that I help with their purchases (of items that most don’t really even need). It doesn’t matter poor, rich, have you a changed heart by God through Jesus??


123 posted on 06/11/2012 5:55:29 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: KC_Lion
I'll see your "NOOOOOO!!!" and raise you a "KHAAAAN!!!"


124 posted on 06/11/2012 5:55:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Pinkbell
Unbelievable.

Just this Friday, I heard Whitney Allen say how it's great that France has lowered the retirement age to 60. She also pushes other liberal causes, like obama. I don't even know why she's on that show. Country ain't what it used to be.

125 posted on 06/11/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: BillyBoy

I never understood the appeal of “non-denominational” Christianity. <<

Really? What denomination is Jesus?


126 posted on 06/11/2012 6:21:36 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: YankeeDoodleRebel
I’m pretty sick of this “Shut up and sing” thing. It is so unAmerican. Sounds like petty jealousy to me. If you want to be heard, speak louder.

You misunderstand "Shut up and sing". She has every right to say anything she likes.

But, if it hurts her bottom line, well...there you are.

And yes, I'm jealous that I can't make a living doing what she does. If I could, I would stay out of politics.

I forget who said "Republicans buy shoes, too"...I think it was Michael Jordan.

128 posted on 06/11/2012 6:31:03 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Tzar

I did not realize FR opinions were valued by number of posts. I am a supporter of the Constitution. I see no mention of homosexual marriage in the Constitution.


129 posted on 06/11/2012 6:37:39 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: YankeeDoodleRebel

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130 posted on 06/11/2012 6:43:22 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: Pinkbell; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

What would happen if Carrie married Ron Wood (currently of the Rolling Stones)? Would she under some circumstances be Underwood under Wood?!


131 posted on 06/11/2012 6:46:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Pinkbell
Above all, God wanted us to love others

Which is false statement. The second great commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. There's a commandment that comes immediately prior; to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind. Absent the first great commandment the love we have for ourselves is only a selfish narcissism - there's no imperative to apply that type of love to our neighbor.

132 posted on 06/11/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Tzar; YankeeDoodleRebel; Jim Robinson
Perhaps Yankee hasn't read JimRob's statement which reads in part ~

"As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism....

133 posted on 06/11/2012 6:59:49 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: .45 Long Colt
Regarding Post 119: I first heard Mr. Cairns on the Internet around 10 years ago. I can't even remember how I stumbled upon him (or Sermonaudio.com for that matter), but I am glad I was led there.

I wouldn't call Silicon Valley all bad ... at least some of the technology is useful, and like you said, it is a blessing to get access to all these wonderful preachers and teachers of God's Word.

135 posted on 06/11/2012 7:02:53 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Mr Rogers

She said, “Above all, God wanted us to love others.” That’s heresy. Above all, God wants us to love Him (Luke 10:27). How does someone express love for God? By keeping His commandments (John 14:15). Love for others is not “above all.”

I ask you, which is a better expression of love? Gently admonishing and encouraging others to repent, give up evil, and sin no more, or standing by while they die in their sins because you don’t want to hurt their feelings? You’re supposed to love your neighbor as yourself. Doesn’t someone who loves himself want to be saved? Yes.

Frankly, Satan and his acolytes simply adore misguided Christians like Carrie Underwood. Just think, a “devout Christian” has come out in favor of gay marriage! How edgy! How open minded and loving!

How corrupt.

I believe the Anti-Christ will use and twist scripture to deceive many, even Christians (Mark 13:22). Note that Satan actually quoted scripture when he tempted Christ (Luke 4:10-12). How did Christ refute Satan? By correctly interpreting and using scripture!


136 posted on 06/11/2012 7:04:03 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Tzar

BTW, my mom’s parents were “Yanks”. If not for the “Yanks” there would be
no Republic. The South represents many great things, and I am proud of my father’s heritage. I thank God our country survived the Civil War, and we are all Americans now. “Yank and “Reb” are no better than any of the other over-used hyphenated names used today.

If Free Republic does not stand for Free Conservative Thought I guess I am wasting my time.


137 posted on 06/11/2012 7:10:45 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: SoFloFreeper
she either had these views all the time and waited till she got a fanbase and some money or she met many of those homo's and then fell for their B/S lies and them always telling people how they just want to love.

Either way it still stuns me how many fools are out there who say they now have no problem with homo's because they know a couple and they are nice

138 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:38 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Tzar

BTW, my mom’s parents were “Yanks”. If not for the “Yanks” there would be
no Republic. The South represents many great things, and I am proud of my father’s heritage. I thank God our country survived the Civil War, and we are all Americans now. “Yank” and “Reb” are no better than any of the other over-used hyphenated names used today.

If Free Republic does not stand for Free Conservative Thought I guess I am wasting my time.


139 posted on 06/11/2012 7:14:44 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: MikeSteelBe; savagesusie

Ping to my post #136.

Mike, you are so right about Christians who pervert the word being the worst. When a “devout Christian” says they support gay marriage, it does far more damage to the truth than when an unbeliever sins. That’s why the press LOVES to write articles about supposedly good people who support sodomy.

How in the world can a homosexual be saved if he goes to a “devout Christian” church only to be told homosexuality is OK? I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt by saying Carrie Underwood is acting out of ignorance rather than malice, but she’s leading people astray!


140 posted on 06/11/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Tzar

Yes. It’s an Act, not an Amendment. It is not constitutional. Republicans can be wrong too.


141 posted on 06/11/2012 7:21:43 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: YankeeDoodleRebel

“If Free Republic does not stand for Free Conservative Thought I guess I am wasting my time.”

Perhaps you are. It’s their site. Therefore, they get to make the rules. If you don’t like it, post on another site or start one of your own.

As Ayn Rand so aptly put it: “The right to free speech means that a man has the right to express his ideas without danger of suppression, interference or punitive action by the government. It does not mean that others must provide him with a lecture hall, a radio station, or a printing press”(or an internet site, my addition) “through which to express his ideas.”


143 posted on 06/11/2012 7:23:15 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
>> Really? What denomination is Jesus? <<

Jesus was a Galilean Jew. What does that have to do with anything? He established Christianity, he didn't organize it. That's like asking "what state were the pilgrims from?" if someone objects to states rights.

145 posted on 06/11/2012 7:29:20 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: YankeeDoodleRebel

The Word came from God, not man. There are no errors in the Word of God. We’re going to agree to disagree.


146 posted on 06/11/2012 7:29:41 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

I agree to disagree. That’s the great thing about America.


147 posted on 06/11/2012 7:38:06 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: ReformationFan

Reminds me of an old Jewish proverb:

“Kindness to the cruel is cruelty to the kind.”


148 posted on 06/11/2012 7:47:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ReformationFan

You are correct. I have great respect for Ayn Rand. I also believe the word “Free” means free as in free thought. Our founding fathers had many disagreements, but they found a way to make it work.


149 posted on 06/11/2012 8:09:47 PM PDT by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: Pinkbell

She says “its not up to me to judge anybody”,then she judges those against same sex “marriage” as using the Bible for “hate”. The phoney “anti-judgmental” line strikes again.
What hypocrites the lefties are.


150 posted on 06/11/2012 8:23:08 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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