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Miley Cyrus Mocks Christians Who Believe in Old Testament 'Fairy Tales', Says Those Who Oppose Homosexuality 'Shouldn't Get To Make Laws'

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Pop singer Miley Cyrus recently slammed Christian conservatives for believing in "fairy tales" like the story of Noah's ark and argued that those who hold to a traditional definition of marriage should not be permitted to make laws within the United States.
The Miley Cyrus-hosted 2015 VMA Awards received lower viewership than last year.

Pop singer Miley Cyrus recently slammed Christian conservatives for believing in "fairy tales" like the story of Noah's ark and argued that those who hold to a traditional definition of marriage should not be permitted to make laws within the United States.

In a recent interview with Paper magazine, Cyrus, who appears nude within the publication, refers to herself as the "least judgemental person ever."

However, the magazine notes that while she was raised in a Christian home and was baptized in a Southern Baptist church, the "Wrecking Ball" singer "maintains a particular contempt for fundamentalist lawmakers who rally against this sort of progressive, potentially life-saving changes [for the LGBT] community."

"Those people [shouldn't] get to make our laws," Cyrus said of Christians who hold to a traditional view of marriage.

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The 22-year-old "Party in the USA" singer went on to slam Christians who believe Noah's Ark was a real vessel: "That's f--king insane," she told the magazine. "We've outgrown that fairy tale, like we've outgrown f--king Santa and the tooth fairy."  

The former Disney Channel star also criticized her parent's political views, calling them  "conservative-ass mother--kers."

Cyrus revealed that she views her gender identity as "fluid," and told her mother that she was attracted to women when she was just 14 years old.

"I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, 'I love them. I love them like I love boys,'" she recalled. "And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn't want me to be judged and she didn't want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any God. I just asked for her to accept me."

She added, "I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me," she said. "I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

Less than a decade ago, Cyrus was considered a role model for young girls. As a teen, the "Hannah Montana" star refused to dress immodestly, telling People Magazine, "I like to look kind of like what girls would want to look up to, and their moms and dads will say, 'Hey, that's cool. That's different.' " She also wore a purity ring, signaling her commitment to practice abstinence until marriage.

In 2007, Cyrus referred to her church "the greatest source of strength" and recited Ephesians 6:10-11 as her favorite passage in the Bible, which says,  "Finally, my brother, come close to the Lord for if you put on the full armor of God you can stand against the walls of a devil."

Sadly, like Katy Perry, who famously traded her career as a Gospel singer for that of a secular popstar, Cyrus has since rejected her faith in exchange for fame.

In 2011, the singer's father, country star Billy Ray Cyrus, said in an interview with GQ Magazine that he regretted having her in the "Hannah Montana Show" and confessed that his family was cautious of the temptations within the entertainment industry before to going to Los Angeles.

"Somewhere along this journey, both mine and Miley's faith has been shaken...That saddens me the most," he said, adding there is "no doubt" that his family is being ruined by Satan.

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