Singer-songwriter Amy Grant refuses to
discuss the subject of gay marriage, other than to say the issue is
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
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
“This isn't a cut-and-dry issue for
“Well, nothing is cut-and-dry,”
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.”