I winced when I saw this story. Not just because I disagree with Carrie Underwood's position on same-sex marriage, but because I knew what was coming: hordes of Christians on both sides descending on comments sections everywhere to scream (so to speak) at Underwood and at each other. (See here and here for examples.) And hordes of non-Christians sitting back and having a good chuckle as they watch it all.
Do we really have to do this? I know it has roots in a problem much deeper -- Christian celebrities making news, and quite possibly trying to gain more fans, by misrepresenting biblical positions -- but when that problem rears its head yet again, we have a choice about how we respond. I think we could avoid making things much worse if we were just willing to say something like, "I think she's wrong and I'll pray that she comes around," and leave it there. And even if we get involved in debates, to make sure they're really debates and not brawls.
I just wonder how any of this is glorifying Christ. Can't those of us who belong to Him, as Timothy Dalrymple wrote so eloquently the other day, handle our disagreements with respect -- even when we're feeling disappointed and exasperated -- instead of with rage?