Carrie Underwood’s essay for TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list touched base on many different factors in the singer’s life, including a special note of her commitment to LGBT issues by praising Audra McDonald and her work. Or at least that’s the way the Christian Post looked at it…
In addition to commending McDonald’s talent on stage and on screen, Underwood made special note of her commitment to LGBT issues.
“She has acted on television and in movies, graced theatre and concert stages and given a gift to countless fans with a voice that I can only describe as being blessed by God,” Underwood wrote.
“But I feel the greatest legacy she will leave behind lies in the works she does for others. Never afraid to stand up for what she believes, Audra is a strong voice speaking out for humane treatment of animals, dignity for the homeless and marriage equality,” she added.
Carrie has had some backpack on her views on marriage equality when her more conservative fans three years ago when she expressed her support for gay marriage in an interview with a British newspaper.
“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,” she told The Independent. “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.”
Carrie isn’t bashful about her faith so I often think she is judged ten times harder when she says something that may contradict what others THINK she should be saying.