Amy Grant Won't Discuss Her Feelings On Gay Marriage
BY ON TOP MAGAZINE STAFF; PUBLISHED: APRIL 24, 2013
Singer-songwriter Amy Grant refuses to discuss the subject of gay marriage, other than to say the issue is not cut-and-dry.
The 52-year-old Grant is best known for performing Christian music and has been referred to as the “Queen of Christian Pop.”
In an interview with Michigan weekly Pride Source, Grant said that she appreciates her gay fans.
“If people come to my shows, this is what they say: 'Wow, there are people of all ages and lifestyles in your crowd.' That's what they always say. But then someone will come up and say, 'You know, I saw a guy with a boa on,' and I'll say, 'Oh yeah, yeah, I've always had a big gay following,'” she said with a laugh.
Grant added that she does not discuss her feelings on marriage equality.
“I never talk about anything like that,” Grant said.
“But I think my response [to being asked about gay nuptials] is, I have had so many occasions in my life where I have felt really strongly about something – but that feeling has changed. Those feelings change about different situations, and so because I'm a public person – and because I want always to bring people together – I really do say this is a world that's unfamiliar to me and I am always trying to observe with compassion.”
“This isn't a cut-and-dry issue for you, then?”
“Well, nothing is cut-and-dry,” Grant answered. In closing she added that everybody is welcome in the religious community.
“I know that the religious community has not been very welcoming, but I just want to stress that the journey of faith brings us into community, but it's really about one relationship. The journey of faith is just being willing and open to have a relationship with God. And everybody is welcome. Everybody.”