Country superstar Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher have partnered with I Am Second to launch a new digital short series where the couple candidly and openly discuss their faith, family and the highs and lows they’ve had in their marriage.
“We wanted to do this to share some of our personal journey in hopes that viewers will be inspired by it, and maybe even take one more step in pursuing a relationship with God,” Underwood said about the four-part series, “Mike and Carrie: God & Country.”
It’s a bold move for I Am Second, the multimedia platform designed to inspire people to explicitly share their conversion testimonies with the hope that it will enable people who have walked a similar path to listen and connect with that truth and gain authentic insights. The site has featured Lecrae, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Tony Evans, The Robertsons, and many more.
Though Underwood and Fisher have been vocal about their faith, even appearing on Oprah to discuss it, every indication is that despite professions of faith, they are both false converts due to their active promotion of homosexuality and homosexual “marriage” as a beautiful virtue worth pursuing, as well as near a decade spent in a church that believes likewise.
While we have scant public commentary from Mike Fisher on this, his wife has addressed it. In a 2012 interview with British newspaper The Independent, she said,
“As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”
“Our church is gay friendly…. 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. It’s not up to me to judge anybody.”
Her spokesman later added:
“If you look at younger evangelicals, they are hugely out of step with their parents on this issue. They remain committed to their faith, but don’t see gay rights being in conflict with Christian values. So while her comments are great news, they aren’t necessarily a huge surprise.”
While that itself should be sufficient, it’s also important that the couple attend GracePointe Church in Nashville, TN. The church describes itself:
And also from their church webpage
Here at GracePointe, we think that faith is less about doctrines and dogmas demanding total agreement, and more about a life to be lived, enjoyed, and shared with others.
What unites us is a growing awareness that life is a gift and love is the point. We want to learn how to love better, and share that with the world.
Lest you think these convictions are held passively or incidentally:
GracePointe has led the way in full inclusiveness of the LGBTQ+ community. We are more than “welcoming,” we affirm and celebrate. We go beyond “allowing” LGBTQ+ individuals in membership and leadership: We love and depend on one another without any distinction. Many of our staff and community leadership are members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Our conviction for inclusiveness is not based on specific loopholes or interpretations of ancient text, but rather through a fresh, humble, and intellectually honest recognition of both our flawed history and our capacity to continually grow in our understanding of our world, of ourselves, and of God.
We can think of no reason why we would assume that any person attending such a church for near a decade, with the theology they espouse, to be even remotely considered a Christian. Pray for their conversion and that they might come to genuine repentance and faith in the real Jesus of the true scriptures.
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