Gay country star Chely Wright prayed for God to remove her homosexual tendencies when she first realised she might be a lesbian - because she thought it was a sin.
The God-fearing Single White Female singer fought her sexuality for years and even attempted relationships with Vince Gill and Brad Paisley - but she always knew she was gay, and recently 'came out'.
Now she reveals church lessons when she was a kid taught her that homosexuality was bad and she prayed not to become a lesbian.
She says, "I prayed every day for God to change me and it was, 'Dear God, please don't let me be gay. I promise to be a good person.'
"I said that prayer every day... sometimes 20 times a day.
"Young people in every corner of America are being told by their churches... that they are damaged goods, and they are not. I have to stand up. I'm in a unique position."