GLEEFUL CHRISTIANITY

From CHRISTIAN TODAY:

Actress Kristin Chenoweth has sparked controversy by speaking out about her support of the gay community in an interview with lesbian and gay publication The Advocate.

The LGBT publication asked her, "What would you ask people who cite Christianity as their justification for passing laws that discriminate against people?"

Kristin replied, "I would ask, 'What would Jesus do?' 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."

Kristin is not new to controversy over her conflicting beliefs. In 2005, she was fired from a "Woman in Faith" concert for her support of gay rights.

In response to critics she said, "I don't judge you for your opinions, so please don't judge me for mine. I read my Bible and I pray and all of that – I really do. But at the same time, I don't think being gay is a sin. Period."

COMMENT: Not only has Kristin got herself fast tracked to a definite Babelicious Bishop post but for proving, beyond doubt, that not all blonde Christians are lacking in the brain cell department she is also hereby declared OCICBW...'s

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GLEEFUL CHRISTIANITY — 10 Comments

  1. If I were to be drunk now which I am not I would say something along the lines of ‘that’s a picture of Pamela Anderson and is this real or male fantasy stuff?’

  2. Ha! They are certainly kinky boots. However, at OCICBW… the term “male fantasy” is not very useful as a large number of our male readers won’t find it all interesting and a large number of our female readers will. Quite a few of our male readers may fantasise about the boots but not the woman in them. And then there’s JCF, of course…

  3. All queers—L, G, B or T—love “Cheno”! 🙂

    [I’ve loved her since her performances on “A Prairie Home Companion”—which I think were concurrent w/ her starring on Bdwy in “Wicked”, but I was too disconnected from NYC to know then]

    She’s both an icon AND a brick! (And a fantasy. OF COURSE!)

  4. Love Kristin.

    Interesting that Christianity Today calls her thoughts “conflicting.” Ironically, Jesus was pretty conflicted as well.

  5. Ellie,

    As a Texas boy, it pains me a bit to admit it – but if Kristin is any example, they sure raise ’em pretty (inside & out) up in Oklahoma 😉