Glee guest star Kristin Chenoweth has told HLN's Joy Behar that people should not judge Chaz Bono for being transgender.

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 dropout April Rhodes on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, a role which has earned her an Emmy nomination.

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.)

During an appearance on cabler HLN's The Joy Behar Show, Chenoweth told Behar that Jesus would accept gay people.

“Make no mistake, I am a Christian. I believe in God, and I don't believe he makes mistakes. So, I believe that being gay is not a sin, and, in fact, it's how you are made,” Chenoweth said.

She also commented on the controversy surrounding the upcoming performance of activist Chaz Bono on ABC's Dancing with the Stars: “Why do we have to persecute and talk badly about [Bono]. Why can't we just say, 'OK, this is a man now that has changed into what he feels like he was supposed to be.' I can't imagine how hard that is on his family, on him alone. Why do then we all have to judge it. And he shouldn't be on Dancing with the Stars and that's going to affect my niece or nephew or my neighbor. No it's not. Kids are way more accepting than adults.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)