"Underwood, who described her church as gay-friendly, said that "above all, God wanted us to love others. It's not about setting rules, or [saying] 'everyone has to be like me'. No. We're all different. That's what makes us special. We have to love each other and get on with each other."
''Feedback from her fans and conservatives alike has thus far been uniformly positive, with the group GOProud heralding the star for her support.''This just shows how useless the GOP is as a vehicle for any kind of conservatism, especially social conservatism. And if supposedly conservative country music fans think this is wonderful, then I guess the media moguls who control the country music business (as with show business in general) are high-fiving each other, because it seems their mission is to use entertainment as a means of influencing people's morality and personal choices, as well as their political preferences. Rock music and Hollywood movies have been very successful at influencing people's social mores since the 1950s, yet they did not have the desired influence in 'flyover country', especially the Bible Belt South, where people still held to old-time religion and social conservatism. That began to change noticeably in recent years. Back in the 1990s it began to be obvious that 'country' music was changing or being changed. The country music video networks on cable TV have been featuring more ''diversity'', which is highly out of place, given that country music traditionally has been a White music genre, popular mostly with rural or heartland people, but now it is becoming just another variety of 'popular' youth-oriented entertainment.
The media conglomerates who openly support 'change' and boast of their social activism are obviously aiming to do more than entertain. I believe they either select performers of already liberal/leftwing views and 'alternative lifestyle' leanings in order to serve as promoters of the social agenda, and/or they persuade their performers to carry and promote the appropriate messages to the gullible audiences. It works well with 'rock music' and other forms of youth music. Now country music is being made a vehicle to preach the message to the Southern White folk and other conservative heartland people.
Carrie Underwood mentions her 'church' which is obviously a 'progressive' post-modern 'church' which is pushing the gay agenda. Sadly, Christianity is just one more Gramscian-controlled institution these days.
Personally I don't listen to modern 'country' music because it is too far from its roots musically, but the fact that it has been hijacked to promote the left's agenda is the really toxic thing about it.