Broadway stay Kristin Chenoweth stressed her Christian faith and LGBTQ activism in an appearance on Fox & Friends.
Chenoweth appeared on the network promoting her featured role in this year’s Christmas With the Tablernacle Choir. There, host Ainsley Earhardt asked Chenoweth about how her faith has impacted her career.
“It’s been an interesting journey being in show business and being a Christian,” Chenoweth said. "I'm an LGBTQ activist and sometimes that doesn't always go together, you know.”
Indeed, Chenoweth in the past has used her platform as an outspoken person of faith to discourage religious homophobes from discriminating against LGBTQ individuals.
During her Fox & Friends appearance, she said her open statements about her faith have sometimes set her apart from peers in the entertainment field. But during the interview, she stressed her work has also exposed her to a diversity of religions.
“I’m a Christian person, and I never thought that was interesting or different until I moved to New York and started understanding there were a lot of people with a lot of faiths,” she said. “That’s when my respect for that started.”
Earhardt did not further discuss Chenoweth’s LGBTQ activism. Chenoweth did say regarding her appearance with a Mormon institution that she and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have their disagreements.
“Just because we don’t exactly believe everything the same, the Mormons and I, I feel like music is such a unification thing, and we move forward through music.”
Chenoweth was criticized for appearing at the homophobic church's Christmas show last year, but she declined to cancel the gig.