“Jesus Take the Wheel” may illicit an entirely different response now that Baptist-raised pop-superstar Carrie Underwood has thrown her support behind marriage equality.
The American Idol champ recently told The Independent, “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 and her professional ice-hockey playing husband, Mike Fisher, currently worship at a non-denominational church. Underwood shared in the interview, “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.”
Read more of the interview with Underwood here: Welcome to my country: Can America’s sweetheart Carrie Underwood win over the UK?