Dolly Parton isn’t one to keep her opinions to herself. Last year she voiced her support for gay marriage by telling a journo that gay people “should suffer just like us heterosexuals,” and now the pint-sized singer/actress/icon has revealed in an interview with Billboard that she not only appreciates and loves her LGBT fan, but says that her Christian fanbase (particularly the ones who visit Dollywood) shouldn’t pass judgement on gays—because that in itself is a sin.
Excerpt from Billboard.com below:
Dollywood attracts lots of church groups, but it has also become a draw for the LGBT community. What does that say about you?
It’s a place for entertainment, a place for all families, period. It’s for all that. But as far as the Christians, if people want to pass judgment, they’re already sinning. The sin of judging is just as bad as any other sin they might say somebody else is committing. I try to love everybody.
You have a large gay following. To what do you attribute that?
They know that I completely love and accept them, as I do all people. I’ve struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself. I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love. I don’t think we should be judgmental. Lord, I’ve got enough problems of my own to pass judgment on somebody else.