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Mary J. Blige Discusses Supporting Gay Marriage As A Born-Again Christian

Although she identifies herself as a born-again Christian, Mary J. Blige fully supports same-sex marriage.

The Grammy award-winning hip-hop superstar silenced her naysayers in an interview with Los Angeles Confidential. "I would say this to those people: I’m not God," she told writer Kevin Sessums. "God said not to judge anyone lest you be judged. That’s it. Who am I to point my finger? You’ve got to walk in love. To say you do not want people to be happy is so mean, so not me."

Blige, 41, previously expressed her thoughts on same-sex marriage at the Democratic National Convention last year, telling civil rights attorney and radio host Yetta Kurland, "I think people that support love, it’s amazing. It’s love."

In 2007, she told The Advocate, "The majority of my fans are gay ... I have to really make sure that they know I’m paying attention to the fact that they support me, and I support them."

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