AUSTRALIA – He’s the lauded singer who has gone from strength to strength since winning the 2003 iteration of Australian Idol.
And Guy Sebastian has weighed in on the marriage equality debate ahead of the release of his new single Bloodstone.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, Guy said the track was about ‘fighting for all sorts of love in all shapes and sizes
The Battle Scars singer, who was raised Christian, said that people sometimes use religion as a way to reinforce their own stereotypes.
‘I think that people hide behind religion sometimes based on their own prejudices so I just have to go with my gut and I think God is love,’ he told the publication.
He added: ‘my whole thing is you can’t pick and choose what things in the Bible are more important than others. You can’t ignore some Bible verses but say others hold true.
— Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian) October 26, 2017
While Bloodstone doesn’t deal directly with the idea of same sex marriage directly, the publication reported the accompanying clip features both straight and same sex couples side-by side.
Appearing on Today Extra recently, Guy admitted the track was actually inspired by a rough patch he experienced with wife Jules.
‘I guess we go through multiple rough patches in all of our relationships,’ Guy stated, when quizzed about whether his new single Bloodstone was about ‘a hard time that he had with Jules’.
About his new track he went on to explain: ‘It is about that saying ‘trying to get blood out of a stone’.
‘It is flipping that and saying there is a little bit of blood left in that stone if we just squeeze and try to fight for this because what we have got is special.’
Guy and Jules have been together since the pop star was just 18 years old, and they tied the knot in 2008.