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