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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