Broadway diva Kristin Chenoweth says she's a Christian who does not believe being gay is a sin.

The 43-year-old Tony and Emmy-winning Chenoweth is best known for playing Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked. She also plays the recurring role of April Rhodes on the Fox musical-comedy Glee.

In the fall, she'll play Carlene Cockburn on the ABC dramedy Good Christian Bitches.

(Related: Mark Deklin to play gay in Good Christian Bitches.)

Chenoweth made her comments during an interview with gay glossy The Advocate.

When asked if she felt that Christians get a bad rap, Chenoweth answered: “Yeah, I think we do it to ourselves. But I also think there are a lot of Christians who believe like me. My family is very much like me. But I did group up in the Bible belt – and you know what comes with that. My Grandma Chenoweth told me something when I was growing up. My [gay] best friend – I've talked about him many times, his name's Denny. I asked my Grandma Chenoweth, 'How can it be that he's going to hell? I just don't think that's correct.' And she said, “Well Kris, I read the Bible like I eat fish: I take the meat, and it serves me well, but I don't choke on the bone.'”

“And I think she was onto something,” she added. “I read my Bible and I pray and all of that – really do. But at the same time, I don't think being gay is a sin. Period.”

Chenoweth's fourth studio album Some Lessons Learned arrives next Tuesday.