After announcing that she supports marriage equality, singer Carrie Underwood has come under fire from some fans.
In an interview with U.K.'s The Independent, Underwood said, "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."
The singer then went on to invoke her faith. "Our church is gay friendly," she said in the interview, "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."
Following the interview, some attacked Underwood's position on marriage equality. In an interview with CBN, Scotty Smith of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tenn., criticized Underwood and claimed she has a "broken understanding" of the Bible.
Some also attacked Underwood on Twitter:
"@carrieunderwood Is a disgrace. Being vegan and supporting gay marriage doesn't seem very country at all."
"Another day, and a another "gospel" artist signed to "EMI" comes out supporting gay marriage.@carrieunderwood Unequally signed to the devil"
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