Blunt, sarcastic, with a little bit of funny, Broadway and tv actress Kristin Chenoweth talked about how she feels that we haven’t made enough progress in LGBT equality (and we could not agree more with that sentiment). Here’s more:
Beloved long-time LGBT ally Kristin Chenoweth does not let her Christianity get in the way of her unwavering support for marriage equality.
In an interview with Gay Star News, the Tony and Emmy award-winning star, who’scurrently on tour in the U.K., said: “…I just want it [gay marriage] to hurry up and not be an issue anymore! I’m very proud of the work that has been done so far, I want us to hurry it up a bit more. I think it’s important to say this because a lot of people think if you’re religious or you have any sort of faith, you’re automatically against equality in marriage.”
Chenoweth, who was honored with GLAAD’s Vanguard Award in 2011 and was raised in the southern Baptist church, , went on to call marriage equality the “biggest equal rights issue” in the U.S. and that Christians who oppose same-sex marriage are “very anti-Christian.”
“It is the antithesis of what I believe. It is the antithesis of what you should believe if you believe in Jesus. It’s not what he taught, it’s the opposite of what he taught,” Chenoweth said. “If Jesus was to walk the Earth today, or Buddha or anybody, they would be horrified. Those people saying they’re doing it in the name of God? No no no no no.”
I love how Chenoweth is openly speaking out how bigotry is the exact opposite of what many faiths, including Christianity, were founded on. Take a note GLAAD, this woman is what a real ally that you should be praising more looks like. Not some guy that made a few videos.