I’ve always thought well of Carrie Underwood, the season four winner of “American Idol.” I even have her praise and worship song, “Jesus Take the Wheel,” on my Ipod.
Alas, “the country Christian gal from Oklahoma,” as E!Online described her, has gone Hollywood on us.
In an interview with The Independent, a British tabloid, Underwood declared her support for same-sex marriage.
“As I married person myself,” she said, “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.”
Well, Carrie, does that apply to Erin Sayer, the 35-year-old Brooklyn high school teacher who had a love jones for a 16-year-old student she tutored?
Or how about Valerie Darger, who fell in love with husband Joe, who already happened to be married to her twin sister Vicki and yet another wife, Alina?
And what of the 24-year-old daughter of former Columbia University professor David Epstein who loved to make love to daddy?
Do they have the right to love, and love publicly, the people they want to love?
I think not.
What I find most disturbing about Underwood’s comment is that, like President Obama last month, she attributes her twisted thinking on same-sex marriage to her professed Christian faith.
“Above all,” she said, “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 get on with each other. It’s not up to me to judge anybody.”
That doesn’t sound to me like the Gospel, but like some new age Hollywood mumbo-jumbo.
Sure, we’re to love others. But we’re also to hate sin. And the Bible clearly states that carnal love between persons of the same sex is a sin.
Carrie Underwood and her ungodly friends in Hollywood Babylon can muster whatever dubious arguments they want in support of same-sex marriage.
But that will never make it right in the eyes of God.