|Guy Sebastian on the Record|
Not Against ‘Gay Marriage’, Goes to ‘Gay Clubs’, Set to Rock World Youth Day Sydney
Remnant Press Release
|Compiled from Zenit and the Herald Sun|
Question: "You're not anti gay marriage?"
Sebastian: "I'm not really anti anything. If you're a gay couple why not?"
Australian Idol Wrote World Youth Day Anthem
"Receive the Power" Won Vatican Approval
Australia, MAY 16, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The theme song for World Youth
Day 2008 was written by singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian, the winner
of the first Australian Idol contest in 2003.
“Album Wait Over for Idol Guy”
(Excerpt taken from October 26, 2006 Herald Sun)
There was a mini-debate about you saying you had a lot of gay friends and so were offended by the word "faggot", but that homosexuality surely clashes with your Christian beliefs?
That's the sad side of Christianity. That's not how it's meant to be. I've been to gay clubs heaps of times. That's the old fundamentalist way of thinking that's unfortunately spread through all these generations. They miss the whole point of Christianity which is love. God loves people whether they are black, white, gay, straight, bisexual, whatever. As a Christian, we're never going to get close to being sinless or perfect, and I'm no better than anybody on this earth, but our No.1 goal is to be as loving as we can. We aim to be like God, so for me, I think that's a really ugly side of when people get lost in religion. It's funny, Shannon (Noll) gets called that, Anthony (Callea), all my friends in the industry. That's the word everyone picks -- as soon as you're in the industry you're gay.
You're not anti gay marriage?
I'm not really anti anything. If you're a gay couple why not? I don't really have a stance because I don't know what it's like to be told you're not allowed to marry somebody. That doesn't seem fair to me.
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