Carrie Underwood Defends Comments In Support Of Gay Marriage: [ send to a friend ]
Carrie Underwood is defending her stance after making comments in support of marriage equality.
"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 devout Christian singer told Britain's 'The Independent' newspaper last week.
"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."
"Our church is gay friendly. Above all, God wanted us to love others. It's not about setting rules, or '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."
But after receiving some backlash from conservative groups for her statements, Underwood says she didn't want to sound like she was on a soapbox.
"I was asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview and I answered it the best way I knew how, and after that I do what I do and I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy," Underwood tells AP.
"The role-model word is really scary to me, because no matter what happens in your life, something you do, wear, say, sing, whatever -- somebody somewhere is probably not going to like it too well."
"I just really try hard to do what I do and try to be nice to people and make great music and if people think they can look up to that, that's wonderful," says the 'Jesus, Take the Wheel' singer. "If not, that's OK too."