Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige does
not buy into the notion that being a Christian is incompatible with
supporting gay marriage.
The 42-year-old Grammy-winning Blige, a
born-again Christian, was asked how she reconciles her support for
marriage equality with her faith.
“I would say this to those people:
I'm not God,” she told LA
Confidential. “God said not to judge anyone lest you be
judged. That's it. Who am I to point my finger? You've got to walk
in love. To say you do not want people to be happy is so mean, so
“God loves me no matter what,” she
later added. “He loves me high. Sober. Gay. Straight. I can't
let the world tell me anything different.”
Before performing at the 2012
Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Blige
said she approves of the inclusion of marriage equality in the
“I think it's wonderful,” she said.
“I think people that support love … It's amazing. It's love,”