Miley Cyrus Stands Her Ground On Gay Rights

Miley Cyrus is dedicated to fighting for marriage equality. In an open letter the former Hannah Montana star writes of death threats she received after announcing her stance on the hot-button issue.

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus isn't giving up fighting for gay rights, despite receiving death threats after revealing her "All LOVE is equal" tattoo on Twitter. The 19-year-old daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus recently wrote of her feelings on marriage equality in an essay for Glamour.

Miley Cyrus' gay marriage piece reads in its entirety as follows:

Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn't marry. And you couldn't have that special day the way your friends do — you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person's shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.

When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, "All LOVE is equal," a lot of people mocked me — they said, "What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!" And I said, "Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love." The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, "Dude, everyone lay off."

Can't people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?

I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?

One day I read online about the head of Urban Outfitters donating to a presidential candidate who does not support equality for everyone. I was shocked and disappointed that a company with such diversity would exclude such a large group of people. I can no longer bring myself to shop there.

We all should be tolerant of one another and embrace our differences. My dad [country singer Billy Ray Cyrus], who is a real man's man, lives on the farm and is as Southern and straight as they come. He loves my gay friends and even supports same-sex marriage. If my father can do it, anyone can.

This is America, the nation of dreams. We're so proud of that. And yet certain people are excluded. It's just not right.

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Comments on "Miley Cyrus: Christians need to get their facts straight"

Diane August 27, 2013 | 10:09 PM

It is of great concern that I feel so many are being deceived by people who call themselves Christians and are really drawing people away from Christ. If Miley was following the Good Shepard, Jesus, She would be led in paths of righteousness, WHY, For His Name Sake. (CHRISTIAN) She supports SIN and she preforms Porn. If you are really a child of God and a Christian you do not yield your body to serve the devil (sin). Christ should be changing you to become HOLY. It is so sad that so many young people are following her example and will one day wake up in Hell.

Dave July 28, 2013 | 5:48 AM

Miley, you honestly think all love is equal? Not all love is the same. How about the love between brother and sister? Should brothers and sisters get married? How about a pedophile that loves a child? Should be be able to get married to the child? The logical implications of your statements, Miley, are absurd. GOD is the one who makes the rules, not us. If we could make the rules, anything would be justifiable. God has told us in his word what is right and wrong... you had better listen to what he's said.

Truth April 18, 2013 | 7:35 AM

She has demonstrated a NON Christian lifestyle! This is no surprise. She is deep in her own sin and on her way to hell if she does not repent!

Michelle November 01, 2012 | 11:37 AM

Miley is a sell out her job is to get you believe whatever and not everyone that call themselves a Christian is one! The faster the world realize this the better. True Christians real Christians are hard to come . Please don't fall for what the media tell you please I beg all of you.

John October 01, 2012 | 4:44 PM

Well I didn't know Christians such dirty things, Miley. She is such a hypocrite.

Rachel July 21, 2012 | 2:22 AM

It is actually a christian value to not support homouality so that is a bit awkward.. While you should love everyone it doesn't mean you have to accept everything they do. I think everyone has a right to agree or disagree with it. Although a lot Christians say they do agree with it, I think that they should actually pick their bible and see what the scripture has to say. If you don't believe in the bible as a whole, then what is the point in believing in it at all? If you don't believe in one thing in it, you can end up rendering the whole thing invalid. But that is besides the point, I think Miley needs to brushing up on her facts before accusing people of being bad Christians for not supporting marriage...

Nola May 21, 2012 | 6:07 AM

Miley is not a Christian - her statement clarifies that. To say she is a Christian in the future she will have to apologize for and retract that statement. Sin and God cannot connect - therefore those who practice and/or approve of sin cannot be in relationship with the Holy One. The Bible is clear about this no, if, ands or buts about it. You must believe every page in the entire Holy Bible and every statement or you must join the dark side.

Anonymous February 29, 2012 | 4:08 AM

Love you as an entertainer, Miley, but here are some Christian facts in black and white....words inspired by God. "If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination." (Leviticus 20:13). "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you." (Leviticus 18:22-24). "For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due." (Romans 1:26-27).

Sally Cook February 06, 2012 | 5:40 PM

I'm a long time Billy Ray fan and although I'm probably too old to really appreciate the Hannah Montana show, I have taken an interest in Miley. After all I kind of saw her grow up! I fully support her comments on marriage, in fact equal rights for everyone. A true Christian should know that God doesn't make a mistake!!! The people born in His image, through His power of nature, are here on earth because they have things to learn from their journey. Being is NOT a choice, it is a matter of being born that way. They have a difficult journey because the world refuses to adopt an accepting attitude to ALL people, Go Miley, your public profile means that your words, more than mine, will be echo around the world. Someday, everyone will listen and truly adopt "christian" values. I live in hope!!

Anonymous February 06, 2012 | 4:19 AM

Last time I checked @MileyCyrusLuver (from Twitter) was the one who recieved death threats not Miley. Get your facts straight people!

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