Carrie Underwood is married to a man (Mike Fisher). In fact, she has been happily married to him for over 2 years, now. She is a multi-Country Female Singer of the year and Grammy winner. That is pretty impressive. She also happens to be in a very small group called, American Idol winners. She was the 2005 Season 4 champion, beating out thousands of others. Her husband is an NHL (Hockey) player for the Nashville Predators. That is pretty manly. They both attend a Christian (non-denominational) Church. No one has ever questioned their faith or devotion.
This country music star has sung about many things. Some of the most notable songs have dealt with her faith and God. "Jesus, Take the Wheel," for example, is a song about asking Jesus to take over when you can not do things for yourself. It was her first #1 Country song (and hit #4 on the Christian charts). It won Country song of the year (and was nominated for overall Song of the year) at the 2007 Grammys.
You'd think that Carrie Underwood could easily crawl under the pew and stay quiet about gay marriage. Being a country music star means that we expect a majority of her fans to be from the South and more conservative. But, that didn't stop Carrie from talking out, today.
"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," Underwood told the British newspaper, 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."
Them, there words may just get that little Filly in more trouble than a possum caught in my John Deere headlights!
But, I'm glad that she has said what she thinks. I actually hope that everyone has the right to voice their opinion, for or against. May we all have the courage to stand up to what others think and say that we want to do what is the RIGHT thing.
The quote that I like the most from Carrie on this subject is what she said last. She said, "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." Well said, Carrie. And, Thank you.