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Rachel Potter Sings for Gay Rights in ‘Jesus and Jezebel’

Rachel Potter Sings for Gay Rights in ‘Jesus and Jezebel’

Rachel Potter

The country singer opens up about the personal message in the song and her faith. 

Rachel Potter -- whom people may remember from The X Factor or from The Addams Family, Wicked, and Evita on Broadway -- is using her position as a country singer to bring attention to gay rights, a topic that's rarely spoken about in that corner of the music industry. The singer spoke to ETabout the meaning behind they lyrics in "Jesus and Jezebel," one of the songs off her latest album, Not So Black and White.

"I think that country music listeners are becoming more and more open minded every day, as is the rest of the country," she says. "I think a lot of people may misconstrue the song to say I don't believe in what the bible says or like, 'gay sex for everybody' but that's not what I'm trying to say, and I'll make that as clear as possible. All I'm trying to say is that I think Jesus loves us all the same."

Potter, 30, also explained how, though she's a devout Christian, at one time she struggled with her faith after being ostracized from by her friends and church for having sex with her high school boyfriend before marriage. She said that this song is for her gay friends, to whom she says she owes her career, because she wanted to do something to support them publicly.

Read the entire story with ET and watch the music video for "Jesus and Jezebel" below here.

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