Country music star Chely Wright has
revealed that some churches want her to stop saying that she is a gay
The 41-year-old Wright appeared on
cabler Current TV's Viewpoint to pitch her coming out
documentary Wish Me Away, which is now available for viewing
on iTunes and other VOD sites.
Wright, who married
her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright in Connecticut last year,
announced in 2010 that she is a lesbian.
“The fans have been interesting,”
she told guest host John Fugelsang. “The fans have been largely
what I expected. Some say, 'Oh, you're gay. I don't care.' Some
say, 'Oh, I didn't know that I loved a gay person. I didn't know.'
And some say, 'I will never buy your records again. You disgust me.'
It's been interesting.”
Wright added that she thought until her
late teens that she was going to hell for being gay.
“By my late teens I had an
understanding from God that, 'No, you're good.' I still knew I had
“I've not left my faith practice
because someone behind a pulpit has told me I need to,” she added.
“I've received letters from churches since I came out that told me
to stop saying that I'm a gay Christian. That they won't have it.”
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