"American Idol" runner-up La'Porsha Renae has known for speaking up for her Christian faith. During an April 8 conference call with reporters, the 22-year-old singer, was asked for her thoughts on Mississippi's controversial House Bill 1523, which allows people with faith-based objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples. She is quick to respond that she's not in agreement with the LGBT lifestyle.
She states: "I am one of the people who don't really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn't brought up that way. It wasn't how I was raised."
She also went on to say, "Although all of us may not agree with that particular lifestyle for religious reasons, whatever the reason is, you still treat each other with respect. Everybody is a human being. We should be able to coexist with one another."
Renae said she has "a lot of friends and a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual and they're such sweet, nice people." She added, "We should just respect each other's differences and opinions and move on."
In response to the voluminous tweets of criticism of Renae's remarks, she wries: "We don't have to agree with each other's life choices to love/respect one another. Live and let live. #RENAETION#RespectThatWeAreDifferent "