During Dolly Parton’s more than five-decade-long career, the star’s heartfelt country songs, warm public persona and showstopping sense of style have won her a whole legion of fans from around the world. And most of those admirers know that Parton is also a woman of faith who hasn’t been shy about professing her belief in God. So when the legendary musician made an appearance on Larry King Now, she was similarly outspoken – not least when it comes to how she really feels about same-sex relationships.
Christianity has been a big part of Parton’s life since childhood, in fact, as the future star initially chose to show off her talents as a young singer at church. And even after the country icon achieved international fame, she held fast to her religious convictions. “A belief in God is essential,” Parton explained to Country Woman magazine in 2014. “You have to believe in something bigger than yourself. We grew up believing that through God all things are possible.”