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Kristin Chenoweth stands up for what she believes is right

HollywoodNews.com: The lovely and oh-so talented Kristin Chenoweth has a new album out called Some Lessons Learned and I hope it’s a huge seller.

The Tony and Emmy award winning star is a staunch Christian who is also beloved in the gay community for her unwavering support.

She talks to The Advocate about that and more in a new interview. Here are some excerpts:

You have said, “Just because I’m Christian doesn’t mean I don’t question things — God gave us a brain for a reason.” What would you ask people who cite Christianity as their justification for passing laws that discriminate against people?

I would ask, “What would Jesus do?” [Laughs] It sounds so cliché and Pollyanna-ish, but I have a feeling if he were on the earth today, he wouldn’t be walking around saying, “You’re going to hell” and “You’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong.” I think he’d be accepting and loving. I always use this as an example: What would I do if it was a sin to be short? That’s the way God made me, so what could I do? Let’s see, I could wear heels, I could tease my hair, and maybe on a good day I could be 5’1″. But the bottom line is, I’m 4’11″ and that’s the way I was put together. And that’s what I believe about homosexuals. And I love, love that this has become a purpose in my life. It’s one that I didn’t ever expect. “What would Jesus do?” That’s my answer.

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Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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One Comment

  • September 7, 2011 | Permalink |

    Just love this talented woman! WHO HAS A BRAIN ! Good Luck on the new album! Wish one day I could actually meet her! I bet she is a hoot!

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