Christian Celebrities: Are We Obsessed?

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Carrie Underwood's recent support of gay marriage has drawn mixed reaction from the Christian community.

The "American Idol" winner entered the country music world with the hit song "Jesus Take the Wheel" and openly talked about her faith in God.

But now that Underwood has said she believes in marriage for all, some Christians question how she can agree with a practice many feel is against the Bible.

Underwood said her position is about love for all and "not about setting rules or [saying] 'everyone has to be like me.'"

Underwood's comments add to a brewing debate over the responsibilities often placed on Christian celebrities like her, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

Do Christians obsess over celebrities who profess their faith? And should these celebrities be held to a higher standard? Follow @CBNNews and tweet your thoughts using  #FaithCraze.

For insight on this and reaction to Underwood's comments, CBN News spoke with Scotty Smith, founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tenn.

Smith has worked with Christian songwriters for years and is friends with Brett James, who co-wrote Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel."

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