Fans React to Carrie Underwood Supporting Gay Marriage
Carrie Underwood took the brave step of voicing her support for equal marriage rights and many wondered if she would suffer any backlash since her fans are largely from the “Bible Belt” where gay rights have less support. Underwood, who is a Christian, said that she believes "we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love."
The outcome has been interesting. She has both gained and lost fans over this with many weighing in on Twitter and message boards across the internet. Read some of the examples below.
"Good for Carrie. Love her even more now and this will NOT ruin her career one bit!" -- Becky
"It's good to see a Christian actually practicing the love of Christ. Thank you." – Jason
"Carrie is just one of many people who understand that love, compassion and support is what Christ came to earth to preach. Unless people want to start living their entire lives based on laws of the land thousands of years ago, you are going to have to accept that gay people are just like everybody else. And Christ will be accepting them into heaven. The only question is, what will you have to say to him when you get there?" -- marshlmusc
"Well now I know why I don't have any Carrie cds in my collection. Just like Chely Wright, this will surely hurt Carries career." -- Deborah
"I'm very disappointed in Carrie. I think she can (and already is) a great ambassador for country music, I think she'll get a lot of criticism here ... The Bible says what is says, and you can either follow it or not. It is explicit in the Bible that men do not lie down with men and women the same ... God will judge Carrie, not me." -- jlvowell
"Equal rights...yea sure!!! Carrie Underwood read the bible.. Honey!! The bible says.. Adam & Eve... Not Adam & Evan" -- Carol
"If GOD says it makes Him sick.......then to all Christians alike....it should make them sick to their stomachs as well." -- Neal
It will be interesting to see how this affects her in the long-run. Hopefully, her real fans will stick by her no matter what.