Miley Cyrus shot to fame as a child for her role in the TV series Hannah Montana. She is also known for her famous song Wrecking Ball. Recently, the 27-year-old took to appearing on Hailey Bieber’s Instagram live show called ‘Bright Minded.’ She gave details about why she doesn't like attending church anymore. According to the singer, it has to do with how the church overlooks different sexual identities and those associated with the LGBTQ+ community. She said. “I had some gay friends in school. That is the reason why I left my church is that they weren’t being accepted. They were being sent to conversion therapies and I had a really hard time with that. And I had a hard time with me finding my sexuality too.”
She also mentioned that she was brought up in the church in Tennessee in the ’90s and that it was a less accepting time.
Bieber agreed along those lines. She said. “I’ve always had a hard time with church making people feel excluded and not accepted and they can’t be a part of it because of what they believe in and who they love.”
But she also had an insight. She added. “I think it’s about your journey between you and God. It’s not your journey and 10 other people’s journey. It’s just yours. It’s between you and Him. I believe that Jesus is about loving people, no matter where they are in life.” She believes that there’s a difference between getting raised in church and being able to have your own relationship with God as an adult.
She also spoke about her own community in church. "I’ve found a church community that works for me where I feel supported and loved and accepted."
Cyrus had never thought about church and spirituality this way. She said. “I think what I just took away from you is I’m allowed to decide what my relationship is with spirituality as an adult … that doesn’t have to be aligned with the way it was when I was brought up.”