Country crooner and pop icon Dolly Parton recently reiterated her love for the gay community in an interview on “Larry King Now,” where she chastised judgmental Christians.
She told King that she sometimes gets pushback from Christian fans about her support of LGBTQ people. But, rather than dance around the issue, she calls them out on their un-Christian attitudes and behaviors.
“I keep saying, ‘If you’re the fine Christian that you think you are, why are you judging people?’ That’s God’s job,” she explained. “We’re not God, we’re not judges, we’re supposed to love one another, we’re supposed to not judge.”
Also not in humanity’s job description: vengeance. Parton said that God’s job, too. And while some people may just have too much time on their hands, she doesn’t have time for that.
“I’ve got too much work to do in my own to try to do God’s work too,” she explained.
The moral of the story: compassion wins.
“I just think that we should be more loving, more caring. We are who we are,” Parton said. “If you’re gay, you’re gay. If you’re straight, you’re straight. And you should be allowed to be how you are and who you are.”
Watch the full interview below.