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Kristin Chenoweth Loves Her Gay Fans

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Actress Kristin Chenoweth doesn’t find her commitment to her faith to ruin her support for the gay community. She gave an interview to Huffington Post earlier this month stating that all she cares about is people being authentic and doesn’t find faith in God and gay rights mutually exclusive.

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Kristin Chenoweth
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“I think what I do — it’s very Pollyanna, it’s very funny to say this — [I think] that thing, what would Jesus do? What would He do? He would love,” she told HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri in an appearance to promote her new live album “Coming Home.”

The Broadway star emphasized in the interview her love for all people and all her fans regardless of their race or sexuality. Chenoweth did say, “unless they’re just hateful, and then I don’t like them. […] The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to love each other,” she said. “I happen to not think being gay is a sin, [and] I have a really tough time with people who judge people for their sexuality.”

Earlier this year, the Tony and Emmy-winning actress joined many celebrities in the Human Rights Campaign Americans for Marriage Equality effort. The 46 year-old shot a video in support of the campaign and also sang with composer Andrew Lippa in “I Am Harvey Milk” at New York’s Lincoln Center. Her support for the LGBT community was shared by other public figures including Anthony Bourdain, Tony Hawk and Susan Sarandon.

“If it was a sin to be short, what would I do? Well, I’d be right on the hell bus. I don’t believe God makes mistakes, and that includes a person’s sexuality,” she told Piers Morgan. Chenoweth has a very honest and candid attitude towards her appreciation of her gay fans. As The Huffington Post points out, “Kristin Chenoweth doesn’t find her commitment to her faith and her support for the gay community to be mutually exclusive.”

It’s very refreshing when a person with a strong public image can proudly stand by human rights and the LGBT community.

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